Scholarship Alert: Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

About the Scholarship

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2023-24 is an initiative of Swami Dayanand Education Foundation (SDEF) to provide financial assistance to students pursuing professional courses, including engineering, medical, architecture, etc., and other undergraduate programs at government or private institutions in India. The objective of SDEF is to support exceptionally talented students facing financial constraints, enabling them to pursue and complete their college education. Selected candidates will receive up to INR 50,000 per annum or up to INR 2 lakh over the duration of their degree to continue their higher studies.


  • Students must be enrolled in professional courses such as engineering, medical, architecture, etc., or other undergraduate programs offered by government or private educational institutions in India.
  • Applicants must demonstrate academic excellence by achieving a minimum CGPA of 7.5 or securing 75% or higher marks in their Class 12 examinations.
  • The annual family income of the applicants must not exceed INR 6 lakh.


Below is the scholarship fund allocation for various categories of students and courses, including JEE/NEET rank holders, professional degree programs, and general degree courses:

For JEE/NEET Rank Holders:

  • Ranks 1-500: INR 2 lakh for four years
  • Ranks 501-1500: INR 1.6 lakh for four years
  • Ranks 1501-3000: INR 1.2 lakh for four years

For Professional Degree Courses: INR 80,000 for four years

For General Degree Courses: INR 10,000 per annum

NOTE: The scholarship funds will be disbursed directly to the bank accounts of the respective educational institutions.Documents

  • Class 10 and 12 mark sheets/certificates
  • Academic mark sheets for all semesters/term-wise scores
  • Seat allotment letter
  • Copy of fee receipts
  • Copy of scholarship letter/education loan, if applicable
  • Residence proof, which can include a ration card or parent’s ID proof
  • Copy of a valid ID proof
  • Proof of family income, which may include a salary certificate/salary slip (covering the last 3 months) or IT Return form
  • Documents related to agricultural land ownership, if applicable
  • Copy of an electricity bill
  • Proof of education loan, if applicable
  • Rent agreement, if applicable
  • Photographs of the house (both interior and exterior) and a family photograph

NOTE: The management could amend, update, or change the scholarship rules and guidelines without any prior notice.How can you apply?

  • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • Login to Buddy4Study with your registered ID and land on the ‘Application Form Page’.
    • If not registered – register at Buddy4Study with your Email/Mobile number/Gmail account.
  • You will now be redirected to the ‘Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2023-24’ application form page.
  • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents.
  • Submit the application form.

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About SDEF

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation, initiated by Mr. Ashutosh Garg and its founder trustees in 2015, was founded with a noble mission to offer scholarships to college students in India and the United States. Since its establishment, the foundation has been dedicated to making a quality college education attainable and within reach for all deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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