Tata Steel endeavours to create equal opportunities of quality education for all meritorious students through various scholarship programmes.
Tata Steel offers financial assistance to meritorious students from under-privileged communities through a range of scholarship programmes, to ensure they continue to pursue their dreams.
Jyoti Fellowship Programme:
Financial assistance, through Jyoti Fellowship, is offered to meritorious students from economically backward Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe families to enable them accomplish educational and career aspirations. It helps students pursuing education at high school, intermediate, under-graduate and post-graduate level.
In FY 2013-14, more than 3000 students from Jharkhand, Odisha and Chhattisgarh were given Jyoti Fellowship. In addition, school level awardees were also given certificates of achievement and solar lanterns. Computer tablets were distributed to the top performers of the merit test across all locations
Tata Steel Parivar Scholarship:
Introduced in 2007, the Tata Steel Parivar Scholarships aim at facilitating technical and professional education of children belonging to the families displaced by Tata Steel's Odisha project. This Scholarship can be availed only by students who have secured admissions into recognised institutions for courses such as B. Tech, MBBS, MBA, Nursing, Pharmacy and Diploma in Engineering. The scholarship covers the cost of fees and accommodation.
JN Tata Endowment:
Established in 1892, the JN Tata Endowment advances ‘loan scholarships’ to around 120 deserving candidates every year, to help them pursue higher studies at the best universities in the world.
Tata Steel also supports the education of meritorious tribal students through Moodie Fellowship, funded by Mr. Finlay Moodie and Mrs. Sheila Ann Moodie of United Kingdom. This scholarship supports SC/ST students pursuing professional courses like B. Tech, MBBS, MCA etc.
As a part of its endeavour to encourage education, Tata Steel’s Tribal Cultural Society (TCS) organised the Moodie Fellowship Award Function at Tribal Culture Centre, Sonari on 11th March 2015. A total of 106 SC/ ST students from East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Seraikela-Kharsawan districts of Kolhan and Purulia, Bankura, Mindnapur in West Bengal were awarded the fellowships. Ms. Urmila Ekka, Honorary Secretary, TCS distributed the cheques to the students.
To support the education of underprivileged Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, Tribal Cultural Society (TCS), a society promoted by Tata Steel, awarded Jyoti Fellowship to students in Kalinganagar area on March 18, 2015. Mrs. Urmila Ekka of TCS and Mr. Sisir Tarafder, Unit Head, TSRDS, were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.
Three hundred and sixty students from different schools and colleges located in Kalinganagar periphery received the fellowship in a function organised at Danagadi Bhawan. Mr. Pritiranjan Ghadai, Hon’ble MLA, Sukinda, Mr. Prasant Mallick, GM (Corporate Services), Kalinganagar Project, Mrs. Lalita Ray, Chairman, Danagadi Block, joined as guests and awarded the fellowship.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ghadai thanked Tata Steel for encouraging the future generation for educational pursuits through Jyoti Fellowship. The recipients included two B. Tech. students, one 2nd year diploma student, eight 1st year degree students, seven 2nd year degree students, 109 plus two students and 233 school students from class-VIII to class-X. The top 15 meritorious students were provided with digital tabs.
This year’s fellowship included cash awards, tablets, certificates and wrist watches. While 141 High School students were awarded the fellowship in 2011-12, 197 High School students were awarded the fellowship in the subsequent year. The fellowship was awarded to 272 students in 2013-14.
This is for the fourth consecutive year, that the fellowship was awarded to students in Kalinganagar. Up until 2012-13, only High School students were awarded the Jyoti Fellowship. However, since 2013-14, students of +2 and +3 are also being given the fellowship.