Vodafone Scholarships

“Knowledge is Power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.”– Kofi Annan. Quality education is the fundamental necessity of a successful and meaningful life. In a country like India, where lakhs of people are struggling with problems pertaining to its third world status, children belonging to lower-middle-class families are coerced to quit their education at an early age and forced to start working. In order to ensure equal educational opportunities for all, various public and private organisations throughout the country have started varied scholarship schemes like Inlaks Scholarships, NEC Scholarship, etc, aimed at providing financial assistance to meritorious students. One such initiative has been taken by the Vodafone Idea Foundation with a mission to provide the basic right of education to everyone in the country. In this blog, we will be exploring the key essentials of Vodafone Scholarships, their eligibility criteria, schemes offered as well as the application procedure.

About Vodafone Scholarships

The Vodafone Idea Foundation has initiated a wide variety of resources to the betterment of society. Via Vodafone Scholarships, the Foundation has agreed to take a constructive step towards creating a community that values education, gender and economic equity and strives to provide primary and secondary education for children across the world. In this noble effort, the corporation has partnered with development partners, primary charities, and societies to provide Indian students with enormous learning opportunities.

Scholarship Type Merit-Based and Need-Based
Organization By Vodafone Idea Foundation
Annual No. of Scholarships  NA
Application Mode Online
Scholarship Website Link www.learningwithvodafoneidea.in
Academic Year 2020-2021 (Deadline by January 2021)
Benefits Tuition Fees and extra funds worth INR 1,000 all the way up to INR 1 lakh
Study-Level 10th-12th, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Ph.D. students

Learning With Vodafone Scholarships

Vodafone Idea Foundation has also created an online scholarship platform called ‘Learning with Vodafone’ to help students access several scholarship schemes that are provided by public and private organisations across the country.

  • This platform has been established on the belief that there are multiple scholarship initiatives availed by a plethora of institutions and the list keeps growing with time. Different scholarships cater to a specific target audience.
  • The set target audience is decided to be considered as the target beneficiaries of that program. In order to move forward with it, they have employed the usage of smart technologies to manoeuvre necessary information regarding various scholarships that pertain to your needs.
  • Further, they help you to complete the necessary formalities for you to receive the grants and provide extensive support throughout the process in the languages mentioned above. 

Scholarships for Indian Students

Vodafone Idea Foundation has classified its scholarship portal into two main categories: 

Need-based Scholarships – There are students in the Indian Subcontinent who come from financially weak backgrounds. These scholarships target these students ailing from low-income families. So, in order to empower them to be able to pursue their dreams, these Vodafone scholarships are meant to provide financial support to their families and reduce their burden. 

Here are the popular Need-based scholarships-

Need-Based Scholarship Deadline
Vi Teachers Scholarship 31st March 2021
IIT Kanpur Department of Chemistry Research Associateship 2021 31st March 2021
Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 23rd February 2021
IIT Kanpur Department of Physics Research Associateship 2021 20th February 2021
NITK SERB Surathkal Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering 20th February 2021
Vi Students Scholarship 31st March 2021

Merit-based Scholarships – Many government and private organizations offer merit-based scholarships to those students who have an excellent academic record and are aspiring for higher studies in India as well as abroad.

Here are the popular Merit-based scholarships-

Merit-Based Scholarships  Deadline
Women Scientists Scheme (WOS-A) 31st March 2021
SERB International Travel Scheme (ITS) 2020 31st March 2021
IIITDM Jabalpur Department of Electronics and Communication Junior Research Fellowship 2021 23rd February 2021
IIT Kanpur Department of Chemistry Research Associateship 2021 20th February 2021
NITK SERB Surathkal Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering 20th February 2021
IIT Kanpur Department of Physics Research Associateship 2021 20th February 2021

Eligibility Criteria 

Before you go on and apply for the scholarship, it is important for the candidates to cross check the eligibility criteria. Make sure you follow up each and every point stated in the section to be sure of your eligibility. listed below are the important points related to the eligibility criteria of Vodafone scholarships- 

  • Students pursuing studies in 10th, 12th, UG, PG and PhD are eligible for the scholarship. 
  • Eligibility criteria will be in detail decided based on the type of scholarship applied. (Need-based on merit-based) 
  • The Vodafone scholarship will be provided to the need-based students after conducting the financial check and to the merit-based students after evaluating their earlier academic records.

Vodafone Scholarships Documents Required

Be it Indian Oil Scholarship or Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship, one has to submit a set of documents to apply. Though at the registration stage of Vodafone scholarships, candidates do not have to submit any documents, but once you choose a scholarship you want to enroll in, you will be required to submit documents like:

  • Photo ID Proof
  • PAN Card
  • Income Certificate
  • Marksheets
  • Passbook

Also Read: PFMS Scholarship

How to Apply for Vodafone Scholarships?

Sub-Schemes of Vodafone Scholarships

Under Vodafone Scholarships, there are a plethora of sub-schemes provided for different levels of education from secondary education to doctoral level degrees. Vodafone Idea Foundation Scholarship platform is created with the following features to assist students in finding the right scholarships that suit their academic aspirations:

  • Matching Scholarships: Smart Tech-based matching & recommendation system
  • SMS & E-mail Notifications: Notifications would be provided about the upcoming scholarships.
  • Phone & Email Support: Their dedicated team will be available to answer all your queries.
  • Multi-lingual Support: Tele-support and the other information is available in eight languages including seven regional languages.

Thus, we hope that this blog helped you understand the varied essentials of Vodafone scholarships. If you are looking for scholarship opportunities available across the globe, you can reach out to our experts at Leverage Edu and we’ll help you in finding a suitable scholarship program that can fund your dream of studying abroad.