Applications for the Loan Scholarship will be open every year from December/January onwards.
To be eligible for the Loan Scholarship, an applicant must:
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 3rdand 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 partial 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 or more visits but must remember to save the draft before exiting each time. There is a preview option before final submission after which candidates will not be able to make any changes.
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. The SOP should be specifically addressed to the J N Tata Endowment’s Loan Scholarship and not be the same as that sent to the universities from where candidates are seeking admission
Yes, candidates are required to mention the recommender’s details in the specific column provided for it in the application form. The LOR should be mailed from recommender’s official email I.D. and not from personal email I.D.Recommender may be 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 specifically addressed to “The Trustees of the J. N. Tata Endowment”, should be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org in the following format:-
All scanned copies of the required documents are must be submitted before the time of the interview.
Yes, you can update the status by using the same portal with the same registered email id.
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
The interviews are held between April and June.
There will be no reimbursement of any expenses for the interviews. Candidates have an option to take the interview through Skype by providing their skype ID.
The Endowment can be contacted via: Emails: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com 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.