CF Sparkle Inclusive Scholarship Programme for Higher Education

CF Sparkle Inclusive Scholarship Programme for Higher Education


  • Open for women, students with disability, and transgender students.
  • Applicants must be pursuing first-year of their undergraduate degree in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) courses in the academic year 2022-23 at top NAAC accredited colleges (above A rating) and/or NIRF ranked Institutions.
  • Applicants must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in their Class 12 examination.
  • The annual family income of the applicants from all sources should not exceed INR 5 Lakh.
  • Children of employees of Cognizant, Cognizant Foundation and Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply.
  • Students of India origin, from Pan India are eligible.

Maximum scholarship of up to INR 75,000 per year (based on actual expenditure) till the completion of the course

Note: The scholarship fund can be utilized only for academic expense purposes which includes tuition fees, hostel fees, food, internet, device, laptop, books, stationery, etc.


  • Passport size photograph
  • Marksheet of previous education qualification (Class 12)
  • A government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar Card/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN Card)
  • Current year admission proof (Fee Receipt/Admission Letter/Institution ID Card/Bonafide Certificate)
  • Applicant Bank Passbook/Cancelled Cheque (Information will also be captured in the application form)
  • Valid and recent Family income proof (ITR Form-16/income certificate from competent government authority/salary slips)
  • Certificate of disability (for students with disabilities)
  • College ID Card
How can you apply?

  • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • You will now be redirected to the ‘CF Sparkle Inclusive Scholarship Programme for Higher Education’ application form page.
  • Click on the ‘Start Application’ button to begin the application process.
  • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents.
  • Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on ‘Preview’.
  • If all the details are correctly filled on the application preview screen, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

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