Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships

Half of India’s population, or over 600 million Indians, are under the age of 25. Reliance Foundation is committed to strengthening young people’s access to higher education in India. The Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships aim to support up to 5,000 meritorious students based on a merit-cum-means criteria for their undergraduate college education, empowering them to continue their studies without financial burden. The Scholarships aim to enable students to become successful professionals and realize their dreams, unlocking their potential to lift themselves and their communities up and contributing towards India’s future socio-economic development.

Students with a household income of under Rs. 15 lakh who are enrolled in first year of their undergraduate studies pursuing any subject stream can apply. The programme will also aim to encourage applications by girls and specially-abled students.

Selected scholars will receive a scholarship of up to 2 lakhs over the duration of their degree programme.  In addition to the scholarship grant, the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships will provide scholars an opportunity to be part of a vibrant alumni network and an enabling support system that will create long-term impact on their lives and career trajectories.

Scholarships for UG for all streams
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Scholarships Features
  • Support meritorious students from all corners of the country with an undergraduate college education
  • For first year students studying any stream of their choice
  • Awarded on a merit-cum-means basis to meritorious students
  • Up to 5,000 undergraduate scholars will be selected
  • The total amount of scholarship available over the duration of the degree programme, will be up to Rs/INR 2 Lakhs
  • Scholarship will go beyond financial support, with students automatically gaining networking opportunities through a strong alumni network
Scholarship Values
Scholars who are committed to excellence, in spirit and action, in everything they pursue, both academic and non-academic. Scholars who have a mindset of giving their best, seeking new and better ways to approach challenges and continually work to improve themselves.
Leadership Potential
Scholars who have the potential and ambition to become India’s and the World’s Leaders of Tomorrow.
Scholars who strive to be honest and forthright. They take accountability and responsibility for their actions, decisions, and behaviours.
Community Commitment
Scholars who show a moral force of character and instinct to lead in their communities for the advancement of society. Scholars who have a commitment to work for social good and give back to society.
Growth Mindset
Embodying Reliance’s spirit that “Growth is Life” we are looking for scholars that dream big and have an ever-evolving spirit. They possess a love of learning and continually striving to develop and improve themselves and support others to do the same.
Scholars who are resilient, patient, and tenacious. Students who embrace challenges with passion and conviction as opportunities to grow.
Application and Selection Process
Application Form
Students will start the application process by clicking on the link given below.
Application components:
  • Personal and Contact Information
  • Academic Info
  • Achievements and awards
  • Supporting Documents
Aptitude Test
The online Aptitude test is mandatory for all applicants.
Test duration will be 60 mins and will contain 60 Multiple Choice Questions.
Components of the test include verbal ability, analytical and logical ability and numerical ability.
Initial Selection
First Level Selection
Applications will be evaluated using a combination of aptitude test score, academic and personal information.
Announcement of Scholars – Up to 5,000 scholars.
All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of merit cum means.

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Eligibility Criteria
You must fulfil the following eligibility criteria in order to apply:

Be a resident Indian citizen

Passed Standard 12th with minimum 60%

Currently enrolled in 1st year regular full-time degree course in any stream

Students having House Hold income < Rs. 15 Lakhs (preference given to < Rs. 2.5 Lakhs)

Aptitude Test is mandatory

Following students are not eligible:

Students who are in the 2nd year or higher

Students pursuing their degree through online, remote, distance or any other non-regular modes

Students who have passed diploma after std. 10th

Students pursuing 2 year undergraduate degree courses

Students who do not answer the mandatory aptitude test or are found cheating during the test

Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholars

Here are some of the stories of our previous scholars: