Colgate Scholarship: Here’s Everything You Need To Know!

Colgate Scholarship

In a world where education is a necessity, we do not think twice before investing in it. High-quality education and a flourishing career following it, is what every single person aims for, no matter the amount of investment. However, not everyone possesses the same amount of resources and so, they have to settle for cheaper and affordable education. But is it really fair for all the academically brilliant and meritorious students to settle for something low and undeserving? Well, worry no more, as Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited has launched the Colgate Scholarship for students to gain higher education in their respective fields. Read more to know about this scholarship in detail.

About the Scholarship

The Colgate Scholarship or Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme launched by the Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited aims at providing financial aid of up to ₹75,000 per annum to the underprivileged students with an exceptional academic record. Besides financial help, the scholarship also provides mentorship and career-related guidance throughout the program as per the requirement of the beneficiary. 

Application Dates of Colgate Scholarship have been stated below:

  • Opening date of application for Colgate Scholarship: 6th June 2019
  • Last date to submit the scholarship application: 30th January 2020

*The above-mentioned dates may change as per the directive of the scholarship provider.

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Scholarship Amount 

Levels of Higher Education Scholarship Amount per annum Duration
Class 11th₹20,0002 years
Diploma/Graduation Courses ₹30,0003 years
Engineering Course₹30,0004 years
Vocational Courses₹20,000 1 year
Individuals Helping Others₹75,0002 years
Sportspersons₹75,0003 years

Eligibility Criteria for Colgate Scholarship

The Colgate Scholarship is valid only for the Indian nationals. In addition, there are different eligibility guidelines for different levels of higher education which have been discussed below:

Class 11th Students

  • The student must have passed class X in the same year with an aggregate score of at least 75%. 
  • The student should have secured admission in class XII.
  • The annual family income should not exceed ₹5 lakh from all sources.

Diploma or Graduation Courses

  • The student must have passed 10+2 in the same year with an aggregate score of at least 60%.
  • The student should have secured admission in a 3-year diploma or graduation course in any recognized institution.
  • The annual family income should not exceed ₹5 lakh from all sources.

Engineering Courses

  • The student must have passed 10+2 in the same year with an aggregate score of at least 60%.
  • The student should have secured admission in an undergraduate engineering course in any recognized institution.
  • The annual family income should not exceed ₹5 lakh from all sources.

Vocational Courses

  • The student should have passed 10+2 in the same year with an aggregate score of at least 60%.
  • The student should have secured admission in a vocational course in any recognized institution.
  • The annual family income should not exceed ₹5 lakh from all sources.

Individuals Helping Others

  • The applicant should be involved in social activities like teaching unprivileged children or training them professionally in sports.
  • The applicant should belong to an economically weaker section or moderate-income group of the society.

Sportspersons

  • The candidate should have represented their district/state/country at the district/state/national level.
  • The candidate should be ranked within 10, 100 or 500 at the district, state or national level respectively. 
  • The annual family income should not exceed ₹5 lakh from all sources.

Documents Required for Colgate Scholarship

Given below is a list of key documents required to be uploaded for the Colgate Scholarship:

  • Applicant’s passport-sized photograph.
  • A valid government identity proof (PAN Card/Adhaar Card/Driving License/Voter’s ID).
  • A valid family income proof issued by the government authority (Income Certificate/Food Security Certificate/BPL Certificate/or any other certificate proving the income of the family).
  • Class 10th marksheet
  • Latest qualifying marksheet or education certificate.
  • Admission Letter/Fee Receipt/Bonafide Certificate/College ID Card.
  • Result of the entrance examination so appeared.
  • Disability Certificate, in case a candidate is physically challenged.
  • Copy of the highest performance achieved (only for sportsperson).
  • PAN Number/GST Number/Certificate of Incorporation/Registered Office Address/Company Type/Cancelled Cheque/80G Certificate (only for individuals helping others working with association/NGO or society).

Application Process

Give a missed call on the toll-free number 1800 532 2213 as communicated in the Colgate toothpaste package or through the tv commercials. There is no online form for this scholarship. You will receive a call back on your number from the officials of the scholarship and follow the instructions as communicated.

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Every student deserves to get the best of education and have a brilliant future. This is the reason why Colgate Scholarship has taken this initiative to bring you one step closer towards fulfilling your dream. Are you planning to study abroad? If yes, then you must be searching for various scholarships available to support your study dreams. Reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu to know more about different scholarships for Indian students aspiring to study abroad.

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