Reliance Foundation Scholarships
Reliance has been providing scholarships to meritorious students for over 25 years, inspired by Reliance Founder-Chairman Shri Dhirubhai Ambani’s belief that the best way to ensure the nation’s progress is to invest in its youth. Over the years, Reliance Foundation scholarship programmes have impacted the lives of 13,000 youth across India.
Since the establishment of the Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship (DAS) in 1996, Reliance has encouraged and supported meritorious students to pursue a higher education, and nurtured them to become young professionals. A large number of these scholars have gone on to pursue further higher education from premier institutes, including IITs, IIMs in India. DAS has provided scholars a stepping stone for upward mobility through increased confidence, access to enhanced education opportunities and increased earning capacity, also enabling them to contribute towards the financial wellbeing of their families. DAS alumni have proceeded to take leadership positions in their communities and workplaces, and have secured jobs at reputed organisations in India and abroad.
In 2020, Reliance Foundation launched the ‘Reliance Foundation Scholarships in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences’ to achieve a deeper impact in the field of frontier sciences and engineering that are playing a key role in shaping India’s future.
In 2022, Reliance Foundation once again extended its commitment to India’s youth with a commitment to support an additional 50,000 students with scholarships over the next 10 years, aiming to nurture talented youth from across the country who have the potential to drive the nation’s future success for social good.
In 2022-2023, Reliance Foundation will support up to 5,000 meritorious undergraduate students from underprivileged sections of society studying any stream of their choice through the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships, and 100 of India's brightest postgraduate students studying eligible subjects in new technologies through the Reliance Foundation Postgraduate Scholarships.
Both Reliance Foundation Scholarships will aim to nurture and empower meritorious students and will work together to generate robust, vibrant and engaged alumni networks, enabling scholars to pursue higher education, emerge as young professionals, and drive India’s growth.