Applications for the Loan Scholarship will be open every year from December/January onwards.
To be eligible for the Loan Scholarship, an applicant must:
Candidates in the final year and awaiting results may also apply.
Yes, you may apply even if you do not have confirmed admission from the universities you have applied to.
The scholarship is offered at a simple interest of 2% per annum. However, if students repaid the loan within the specified time period (between the end of 3rd and 7thyear), the Trustees may waive the interest.
The amount awarded as the loan scholarship ranges between Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.10,00,000/-. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount.
Yes, the selected scholars may also be recommended for a gift scholarship and travel assistance from our allied Trusts as may be decided at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. A gift scholarship can be for a maximum amount of Rs.7,50,000/- and the travel grant can be a maximum of Rs.50,000/-.
We do not insist on any collateral but applicants must have a guarantor. This is mandatory.
The application forms are available online on our web site.
Yes, Candidates have to create a login ID and password to be able to apply. Please note that you may create only one Login ID using your email ID. You may directly complete the application form online in one visit or more than one visit but you must remember to save the draft before you exit each time. You may preview the application before submitting it.
There is no specific format. However, we have provided some guidance on our web site on how you can construct a good SoP. Please note that the SoP carries a lot of weight and hence candidates should apply their mind while drafting it.
Yes, we need a LoR which can be written by a Professor of the college or university where the candidate is studying OR the Employer, in case the applicant is / was working. The LoR should be addressed to “The Trustees of the J. N. Tata Endowment” by the recommenders on their respective letter heads with full address, telephone and mobile number. Alternately, it may be sent from their official mail ID mentioning candidates full name in the subject. Please note that LoR sent from personal mail ID will not be considered.LoR addressed to the university/college where the student is seeking admission will not be accepted.
Only the SoP and LoR in a pdf format. All scanned copies of the required documents are must be submitted at the time of the interview.
Yes, you can update the status with the Endowment through email.
Candidates who are selected for the next level are intimated over email between March and June. All the Awards will be announced together by the first week of July by email.
The interviews are held between April and June.
The candidates are not reimbursed for their travel and accommodation for the scholarship interviews. Candidates also have an option to take the interview through Skype by providing their skype ID and recent photograph.
The Endowment can be contacted via: Emails: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +91-22-6665 7681 / 7198 / 7774 from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. We are closed on all bank and public holidays.