SDEF Scholarships 2023 Swamy Dayanand Education Foundation Scholarships APPLY Now


SDEF Scholarships 2023 Swamy Dayanand Education Foundation Rs 1 Lakh Scholarship APPLY Now: The Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Scheme has been introduced for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students pursuing Engineering, Medical and Architectural Courses in various in India.. There are many students who are not able to pursue to higher studies due to financial constraints despite of having the ability and talent. 

SDEF Scholarships 2023 Swamy Dayanand Education Foundation Scholarships APPLY Now

SDEF Scholarship main aim is to inspire and transform the lives of brilliant and economically backward students. Educating youth has an impact not only on the individual, but the family, the community and the country as a whole.

SDEF Scholarships 2023 Overview

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation provides Merit-cum-Means Scholarships to students pursuing professional courses in India. The aim of the Scholarship program is to offer help to deserving students who have secured the admission on the basis of merit at premier colleges in India. Thirty percent of our total scholarships are reserved for women.

The Scholarship is offered to students pursuing Engineering, MBBS, Pharmacy, IT, Architecture courses in Government or private Institutes in India.

SDEF Offers Two Types of Scholarships namely SDEF Scholarships 2023 and SDEF India Scholarships 2023
  • Smt. Shyam Lata Garg Gold Scholarships 
  • Smt. Shyam Lata Garg Silver Scholarships
  • Sh. Anand Swarup Garg Scholarships 
  • Sh. Ram Lal Gupta Scholarships 
  • Smt. Shanti Devi Scholarships
  • Sh. Ram Ji Lal Scholarships
100% of our funds goes directly towards scholarship for a student.
Our scholarship programs are open round the year.

Swamy Dayanand Educational Foundation Scholarships Overview
Name of the Scholarship SDEF Scholarship 2023
Academic Year 2023-24
Amount of Scholarship up to Rs 50,000
Number of Scholarships 200
Application Mode Online Apply
Last Date 31st October 2023 (Open round the year)
Official Website

SDEF Scholarships 2023 SDEF Categories and Amount

The Scholarships umbrella under SDEF and the Number of Scholarships, Amount awarded are explained in the table.

There are 200* scholarships offered in the following categories:

  • Smt. Shyam Lata Garg Gold Scholarships - Rs. 30,000 per annum (5 each) - restricted to students with GPA of 9.5/95% or top five positions in the merit list
  • Smt. Shyam Lata Garg Silver Scholarships - Rs. 25,000 per annum (10 each) - restricted to students with GPA of 9/95% or top ten positions in the merit list
  • Sh. Anand Swarup Garg Memorial Scholarships - Rs.25,000 per annum (40 each)
  • Sh. Ram Lal Gupta Memorial Scholarships - Rs.20,000 per annum (40 each)
  • Smt. Shanti Devi Memorial Scholarships - Rs.20,000 per annum (45 each)
  • Sh. Ram Ji Lal Memorial Scholarships - Rs.15,000 per annum (60 each)

Name of the Scholarship No of Scholarships Amount
Smt. Shyam Lata Garg Gold Scholarships
Rs. 30,000 Per annum
Smt. Shyam Lata Garg Silver Scholarships
Rs. 25,000 per annum
Sh. Anand Swarup Garg Memorial Scholarships
Rs.25,000 per annum
Sh. Ram Lal Gupta Memorial Scholarships
Rs.20,000 per annum
Smt. Shanti Devi Memorial Scholarships
Rs.20,000 per annum
Sh. Ram Ji Lal Memorial Scholarships
Rs.15,000 per annum

30% of the total scholarships offered are reserved for women applicants.

Eligibility for SDEF Scholarships 2023

Eligibility: The students with the below mentioned criteria are eligible for Swamy Dayanand Education Foundation Scholarships 

(1) Students pursuing full time/regular courses in the institute/College recognized by the AICTE/State Education Board/MCI. Only students studying in 1st year or second year are eligible to apply for the scholarship (except for renewal of scholarships).

(2) Candidate should be studying in the Govt. College and selected private colleges* for which they have taken admission by passing Competitive Examination conducted by Central/State Boards. (A proof of rank will be submitted for applying scholarships).

(3) Gross annual income of family of the candidate from all sources should not be more than Rs. 6.00 lakhs per annum. Students having lowest family income shall be given preference in the ascending order.
Income certificate should be got issued from appropriate civil authorities of the State/UTs/Central Governments whose details have been specified under the head ‘Submission of Documents by Applicants’. Any Affidavit submitted as Income Proof shall not be accepted.

(4) Candidate must have secured 85% marks in 12th class.

(5) Grade Point Average should be atleast 7.5 in 10 points scale system.

(6) The candidates should not be availing or intend to avail any other financial assistance/scholarship from any other source. However, in case of student of getting fee waiver/reimbursement of tuition fees are eligible for applying for the scholarships.

Family Income Guidelines for Swamy Dayanand Education Foundation Scholarships

(a) The gross family income criteria is Rs. 6,00,000 per annum. Gross income refers to the income before deductions for taxes or other purposes.

(b) In addition to gross family income, the education and occupation of parents as well as family members including elder brother(s) and sister(s), the family's living conditions and the total expenses being incurred by the family on the applicant's education will be taken into consideration for determining the financial eligibility of an applicant.

(c) Applicants who are the first graduates of the family will be preferred over applicants who are the second or third child of the family taking up graduation.

(d) Where parents of applicants are employees, may submit Form 16 or ITR return as proof of income.

(e) Where parent(s)/guardian(s) are retirees/pensioners, a pension statement from the pension authority and/or from an authorized bank showing the gross monthly pension of the family member, inclusive of any supplementary allowances and before any deductions is required. Pensioners should also provide documents to show the official status or designation, gross salary drawn at the time of retirement and the name of the employing organization. If the parent/guardian has recently retired under a voluntary retirement scheme, reasons for retirement, and amount of lump sum benefits received on retirement should be disclosed.

(f) Where parent(s)/guardian(s) are agriculturists or have farming or cultivation as their source of income, an income certificate from a recognized or competent authority should be submitted. Details of the nature and size of the land holding, crops grown, etc. wet or dry land irrigation should also be provided.

(g) Where parent(s)/guardian(s) are in business or self-employed, income certificate issued by any government authority or the income tax return should be submitted in support of the gross family income specified in the application. Specific details of the nature and size of the business or self-employment should also be provided.

Supporting documents for SDEF Scholarships 2023 

Supporting documents:

  • 1) Income certificate.
  • 2) Copy 10th, 12th Marksheets. Second and Third year students will also submit their semester wise marksheets.
  • 3) First year students will submit copy of Admission letter mentioning the rank, based on which they have taken admission in the college.
  • 4) Copy of Fee Receipt
  • 5) Two recent passport size photograph taken in last six months.
  • 6) Certificate of family income / BPL certificate / Certificate from local panchayat office for proof of annual family income / ITR
  • 7) Address proof/AADHAR ID /Copy of ration card

How to APPLY Online for SDEF Scholarships

Online Application windows opens in the stipulated period. All the Eligible candidates can apply in that period. 

The Candidate have to Visit the Official Web Page (Click Here)
Fill all the details in the application form
Click on Submit Button and upload the Documents required.
You application submission is completed.

Terms & Conditions Swamy Dayanand Education Foundation Scholarships

Selection of Scholar will be on the basis of merit and family background such as percentage of marks obtained in the course and annual income of the family. Eligible Students having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order.

Decision of the Foundation with regard to selection will be final. No correspondence on the selection process will be entertained.

Selection of candidates will be made on the basis of merit. The Foundation has discretion to alter or discontinue the scholarship without any notice.

The eligible students will be intimated through email or at the address mentioned in the form.

The award of the scholarship shall not confer any right of employment with any company.

The scholarship will be paid in two instalments.

The foundation reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship awarded to any eligible candidate and seek repayment of any monies already paid, through all legal means, if such eligible candidate (a) is found to have misled the foundation, about any aspect of his/her eligibility (b) if it is found that there is any discrepancy or misrepresentation in any of the documentation/information provided by such eligible candidate.

The foundation in its sole discretion may change the terms and conditions, selection criteria, selection process and/or withdraw or increase or decrease the scholarship amount at any time without giving any prior notice.

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