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Scholarships and Grants

Since its inception, the trust has promoted education mainly by way of scholarships and grants to deserving and needy students. Some of these were instituted way back in the mid 1950s while others were founded more recently, a proof of its continuous efforts to bring about social and economic development through a literate, enlightened and empowered populace.


To encourage and motivate students, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has set up the following scholarships:

K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

Since 1956, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has granted interest-free loan scholarships to deserving students to pursue post-graduate studies abroad in various fields.


Every year, we offer 50 scholarships, as given below:

1) A maximum of Rs.8 lakh per scholar, awarded to the top 3 K.C. Mahindra fellows

2) A maximum of Rs.2 lakh per scholar, awarded to remaining successful applicants

Applications for this Scholarship are now closed and will open in January 2016.


Mahindra Search for Talent Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 1983. This scholarship has been ongoing in 33 educational institutions across the country with an objective to enthuse and reward excellence in academics. This scholarship is awarded to students obtaining the highest aggregate marks, based on the year end examination. Further, a student who receives the Mahindra Search for Talent scholarship more than once, is awarded the 'Honour scholarship' which includes a cash prize of Rs. 5000/- and a citation from the Trust.

K.C. Mahindra UWC Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to deserving students in the age group of 16 to 18 years. These students are given an opportunity to study at the United World Colleges. This scholarship aims to ensure that students benefit through the experience of international education, shared learning and community service which the Mahindra United World College is offering.

Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship

This scholarship has been set up to specifically empower students from the disadvantaged sections of our society. It is given to students belonging to lower income group families who wish to pursue a job oriented diploma course at a recognized Government Polytechnic.

To be eligible for this scholarship, the students should have passed 10th / 12th Standard or equivalent examinations and have secured admission in a government or any other recognized Polytechnic Institute for Diploma Courses in India. Majority of the awardees are girl students, as the Trust is keen in supporting girls and encouraging them to be qualified and subsequently reduce their vulnerability to exploitation and improve their standard of living.

In 2005, the Mahindra Group decided to double the number of scholarships given to 550 every year. From the academic year 2012-13, each individual through this scholarship gets awarded Rs. 10,000 per annum for a maximum period of three years.

We would love to receive some feedback from our 2012 - 2015 batch.
The Trust has decided to award you a Certificate for being a recipient of the Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship. Please fill out the form to tell us how you are doing and send it to us along with your final year mark sheet.
The form is available here.

The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has also established several awards and scholarships for the academia. To build trust and further encourage teachers the Trust has set up the following:

  1. The K. C. Mahindra Chair for Nuclear Chemistry at the Institute of Science in Mumbai and the Dhandevi Mahindra Scholarship Award at Sophia College, Mumbai.

  2. The Kema Grants established in 1997 provides financial grants and scholarships to faculty members and staff of educational institutions.