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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sir Ratan Tata Trust for Scholarships

The Trust awards merit scholarships to students pursuing undergraduate and post-graduate studies in India. The programme begins in September each year, and the criteria for processing the applications are stated. The objective of the programme is to encourage outstandingly meritorious / deserving students to pursue academic excellence.

Travel grants
Travel grants are provided to students proceeding for post-graduate and doctoral studies, and for professionals proceeding for their mid-career programmes, or to attend relevant and meaningful seminars and conferences abroad. The grant consists of only a partial international airfare from India to the university / organisation abroad.

Students proceeding for the fall session (July, August and September) are requested to submit their personal application to the Trust, after finalising the university they intend to join. The last date for applying to the Trust is May 31 every year. Students proceeding abroad during other times of the year are requested to contact the Trust three to four months before their departure, after finalising the university. Similarly, professionals are also requested to apply three to four months before their departure.

A travel grant application can be made with the following documents
A written application from the student / professional

Statement of purpose

Updated resume

In case of students, confirmed admission letter from the university abroad, stating details of admission (no email accepted)

In case of professionals, letter of invitation from organisers (no emails accepted), along with a letter of leave of absence from employers

All applications have to be sent by POST only.

The Trust maintains an egalitarian and professional approach in granting the various forms of financial assistance to individuals. Hence, it may be noted that awarding financial assistance to individuals is at the discretion of the Trust, and any decision made in this respect is final.

The Secretary & Chief Accountant ,
Sir Ratan Tata TrustBombay House,
Homi Mody Street ,
Mumbai - 400 001 ,
IndiaTel: 022 6665 8282 ,
Fax: 022 6665 8013.

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