Tata Scholarship
Tata Education and Development Trust
Deadline:  15th March

B.Tech. (Bachelor of Technology),B.Arch. (Bachelor of Architecture),B.Plan. (Bachelor of Planning),B.Com. (Bachelor of Commerce),B.Voc. (Bachelor of Vocation),B.Sc. (Bachelor of Science),B.B.A. (Bachelor of Business Administration),B.F.Tech. (Bachelor of Fashion Technology),B.F.Sc. (Bachelor of Fishery Science),B.H.M. (Bachelor of Hotel Management),B.Des. (Bachelor of Design),B.Text. (Bachelor of Textile),B.Pharm. (Bachelor of Pharmacy),B.B.I. (Bachelor of Banking and Insurance),B.A (Bachelor of Arts),LLB (Bachelor of Law)
United States

Scholarship Overview

The Tata Scholarship is a scholarship program that was launched by the Tata Education and Development Trust. This scholarship allows Cornell University to provide financial aid to undergraduate students from India. The primary intention of the Tata Scholarship is to support approximately 20 scholars at any given time. The scholarship has been established to ensure that the very best Indian students have access to Cornell University, regardless of their financial circumstances, thus making it a need-based scholarship program. Recipients will receive the scholarship for the entire duration of their undergraduate studies at Cornell University, as long as the student completes his/her undergraduate degree at Cornell University. The scholarship will be awarded annually; recipients will receive the scholarship for the duration of their undergraduate studies at Cornell.

Shortlisting Process

The selection of scholars for the Tata Scholarship involves a multi-stage process. The scholars will be selected after a thorough assessment of merit and financial needs of all the applicants. The selection process includes:

  • Screening of scholarship applications based on financial need 
  • Telephonic interviews for further shortlisting of candidates

Terms and Conditions

The continuation of the scholarship depends on the good academic performance of the scholars in the examinations conducted by their respective universities.

Renewal cases of stipend holders who are not promoted to the next year will not be considered for further renewal.



  • Applicants must be a citizen of India and have attended secondary school in India.
  • Applicants must have offered admission to Cornell University as an undergraduate student.
  • Also, he/she must be eligible for need-based financial aid.

Preference will be given to following candidates:

Preference will be given to qualified students accepted to the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; the College of Engineering; the Applied Economics and Management major in the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; and majors across colleges in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and other “hard” sciences, as well as the social sciences


How To Apply

  • Undergraduate applicants will be eligible for consideration for the Tata Scholarship if they have completed the admission application and have applied for financial aid.
  • All undergraduate applicants must apply for financial aid by completing the financial aid application process for international students.
  • To apply for international financial aid the following documentation is required:
    • Complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE (Cornell’s CSS code is 2098)
    • Additional information may be requested by the Office of Financial Aid.

Application Documents

Required documents will be conveyed to applicants after successful registration.