Scholarships in India


As part of its education portfolio, Vodafone Idea Foundation created India’s largest multi-lingual (English plus seven Indian languages) online scholarship discovery and assistance platform – – which houses information on scholarships for students and teachers worth more than Rs. 15,000 crores.

Since the portal was made live in August 2017, we have helped around 36,000 students get a scholarship, several of whom were helped for the first time. We reached out to more than 10 lakh students through a mix of offline programmes and online campaigns to reach as many students as possible.

In our journey of helping students fulfil their dreams, we have come across several well-deserving students and teachers who need immediate support. Despite the extremely important roles that teachers play in the education sector, their efforts and participation as real change makers is not recognized and appreciated enough.

Due to this, Vodafone Idea Foundation launched a new free scholarship programme called ‘VI Teachers’ and Students’ Scholarship’ in 2020. With the aim to help students and facilitate teachers in their effort to bring about real change, we recognized 200 teachers and supported 2500 students with this free scholarship in India.

Application window for VI Scholarships 2021 is now closed. We are not accepting new applications. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response! For updates on the status of your application, applicants may login to their accounts on the portal or contact our support team at 022-40904924 from Mondays to Fridays (9.30 am to 6 pm, except National Holidays).

Due to the pandemic, our call centers are scarcely staffed to observe safety protocols. Thus, we request your patience while asking for assistance of any kind. Alternatively, you may send an email of inquiry to to receive a reply within 1-2 business days

Snapshot of VI Scholarships 2020-21

Year Number of Teachers Recognized Number of Students Supported Total Scholarship Disbursed
2020-21 200 2500 Rs. 7 crores

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) |

Vodafone Idea Students’ and Teachers’ Scholarships are a CSR initiative of Vodafone Idea Limited and were introduced in 2020. These scholarships aim to acknowledge teachers who have demonstrated exemplary teaching methods and deserving students who need support.
For teachers, final winners will receive an amount of INR 100,000 each. For students, final winners will receive an amount of INR 20,000 each.
To maintain the decorum of the scholarship programme and process, Vodafone Idea chooses to not disclose the number of scholarships provided. We encourage students and teachers to apply as early as possible to ensure a fair and complete evaluation.
The selection criterion takes into account multiple facets of the students’ life including, but not limited to, the following factors:
  • Past academic performance
  • Socio-economic conditions
  • Presence of any special condition such as differently abled
The scholarship application requires you to upload a recent passport size photograph, a proof of identity (Aadhar card/ PAN card/ Passport or any other government-issued ID), proof of academic excellence and bank details (copy of cheque/ passbook/ account statement).

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