Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship - Benefits, Application, Eligibility & Selection Process

Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024

Parliamentarians with Innovators for India (PI India) has introduced the Digital Bharati COVID Scholarship for students who have lost one or both their parents in the present COVID-19 pandemic. This crisis-based scholarship will support such students for the next five years to continue their education. It covers students from classes 1st to 12th. The beneficiaries will receive vouchers for subscriptions at the leading ed-tech online portals. Few students will also get laptops/ tablets. Candidates can benefit from the Digital Bharti COVID scholarship by checking the complete details in the article here.

Latest Update - The deadline for submission of scholarship applications is 31st July 2021.

Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship 2021 - Overview

Scholarship Name

Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship 2021

Scholarship Provider

Parliamentarians with Innovators for India (PI India)

Official Website

Scholarship Type

Crisis Based Scholarship


Students of classes 1st to 12th who lost parents (a parent) in COVID Pandemic

Benefits/ Awards

  • Online Vouchers
  • Tablet/ Laptop
  • Career Guidance

Application Process


Age Limit

No Age Limit


All (No Limitation)

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Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship 2021 - Important Dates


Important Dates

Online application process starts

April 2021

Last date for application submission

31st July 2021

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Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship: Quick Overview

Deadline 31 Jul 2021
Class / Course School
Scholarship Type Crisis Based Scholarship
Awarded Amount Online Vouchers
Age Limit N/A
Gender All
Religion All
State All
Country India
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Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

  • Students of classes 1st to 12th (across the country) can apply for the scholarship.
  • Those who have lost one or both parents since January 2020
  • Students must be continuing their education.

Benefits under Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship 2021

  • Vouchers for subscriptions at online educational portals
  • Tablet/ laptops for digital learning
  • Access to online counselling and career guidance

The scholarship/ benefits will be given for five successive years considering the following renewal criteria:

  • No dropout from regular studies
  • Performance in the last academic year
  • A final decision by a selection committee on the basis of the candidate’s need and availability of resources

Students are required to upload the following documents every year in the online scholars tracking system to continue the scholarship benefits:

  • Admission proof of progressing to the next academic year
  • Marksheet/ grade report of passing the last exam

Required Documents

Candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the following documents while applying for the scholarship. We recommend keeping the documents ready beforehand for smooth and quick application submission.

  • A government-issued ID proof (Aadhaar Card/ PAN card)
  • Passport size photograph
  • Marksheet of the previous educational qualification
  • Current year admission proof (Admission Letter/ Fee Receipt/ Institution ID Card)
  • Death Certificate of the Parent (s)
  • ID proof of Parent/ Guardian
  • Bank account details of applicant/ parent/ guardian

Application Process for Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship

Applicants can apply for the scholarship through the Buddy4Study portal. Here are the steps for application submission:

  • Visit the official website.
  • Search for the Digital Bharti COVID scholarship.
  • When the scholarship page opens, click on the Apply Now button.
  • Register on the portal via your Gmail account/ Email ID/ Mobile Number/ Facebook account.
  • After registration, the scholarship page will open. Click on the ‘Start Application’ button.
  • Fill in all the details in the application form.
  • Upload the required documents.
  • Read the Terms & Conditions and accept them.
  • Preview the application form and check all the details carefully.
  • If all the details are correct to your knowledge, click the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

Digital Bharti COVID Scholarship Selection Process

The selection of scholars is done based on the need-cum-crisis basis. It is done in the following stages:

  • Digital verification of documents
  • Shortlisting of applications
  • Telephonic interaction with applicant or family members

Voucher codes will be transferred to applicants’/ guardians’ every year provided the renewal criteria are met.  

About PI India

PI India is a bi-partisan national-level action group that comprises 14 members of Parliament, 9 organisations, and 13 global experts. The group works on innovative ideas to make a difference during a time of crisis.