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

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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.

Highlights

Scholarship Name Colgate Scholarship or Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme
Official Body
Types of Scholarships  -Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme for Class 11
-Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme for 1-Year Vocational Courses
-Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme for 3-Year Graduation/Diploma Courses
-Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme for Sportspersons
-Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme for BDS/Engineering Courses
-Keep India Smiling Foundational Grant for Individuals Helping Others
Scholarship Amount Varied
Eligibility Candidates must have qualified class 10th or 12th examination in 2020 and must be pursuing studies at school or college level 
Application Period April 

About the Scholarship

The Colgate Scholarship or Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme launched by Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited aims at providing financial aid of up to ₹75,000 per annum to 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. 

Important Dates

Application Opens   April 3, 2020
Application Deadlines April 30, 2021

*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 ₹20,000 2 years
Diploma/Graduation Courses  ₹30,000 3 years
Engineering Course ₹30,000 4 years
Vocational Courses ₹20,000  1 year
Individuals Helping Others ₹75,000 2 years
Sportspersons ₹75,000 3 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).

How to Apply for Colgate Scholarship? 

for all the students who are looking to participate in the Colgate scholarship, it is important to know the application process they have to follow. Mentioned below are some simple steps that will assist you- 

  • As soon as you come across the floating dates of the Colgate scholarship, purchase any of the Colgate toothpaste. 
  • Give a miss call on the toll free number mentioned on the packet- 1800 313 4575
  • The customer care executives from the official and will call you back 
  • In the next step, you will have to select the option of IVRS (Interactive Voice Response System) 
  • The applicants will be asked to answer to simple questions 
  • In the final step you will be asked to enter some specific details that will help you ahead in the verification process

Selection Process

There are certain criterias upon which the winners of the scholarships will be decided by the chairman committee as well as the official body- 

  • A random sampling of the registered entries will be made and the scholars will be selected on this basis 
  • From the ones who have given the right answers on the call, 501 entries will be selected by a random sampling
  • Out of the selected lot, 45 participants will be randomly selected who will be awarded the scholarship amount of INR 1,00,000
  • The remaining 456 entries will receive a cash prize of 10,000

Steps Post Selection Process

For the candidates who have received the status as being selected, mentioned below are some simple steps that you need to follow- 

  • A list of selected candidates will be published and the selected candidates will be contacted for prize distribution 
  • Prizes will be delivered through fund drafts or cheques
  • candidates will have to fill-up the form that will be sent to their address 
  • It is is essential to submit that form within 10 days along with the soft copy of the required documents

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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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