Tata Scholarship Cornell University For Indian Students

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The Tata Education and Development Trust, run by Ratan Tata of Tata Sons Ltd. is a philanthropic institution that has given a $25 million endowment to Cornell University to offer financial aid to underprivileged but meritorious Indian students who wish to study abroad. Twenty scholars from India will make their way to Cornell University, located in the United States, regardless of their financial state, with the help of the Tata scholarships.

Tata Scholarship Cornell University For Indian Students

Students can apply for Tata scholarships for various undergraduate topics such as,:

  • Agriculture
  • Nutrition
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Applied economics
  • Life science
  • Biological science
  • Physical science
  • Social science
  • Engineering

Important dates

Freshman Admission Timeline

Early Decision

November 1, 2016

Regular Decision

January 2, 2017

Fall Transfer

March 15, 2017

Eligibility Criteria

Students fulfilling the following may be entitled to the Tata scholarship program:

  • Be a student and citizen of India
  • Secondary level examinations in India cleared
  • Seeking an undergraduate program at Cornell University
  • Fit in the specified income range for financial aid

Special preference will be given to art, architecture, engineering, applied economics and management majors, agriculture, life science, biological science, physical science, social science and other science students.

Financial need calculation

The financial need of the students is determined by deducting the contribution of both parents (unmarried, separated or married) from the cost of estimated expense in fees, tuition, housing, dining, books, supplies, travelling and miscellaneous. The financial aid may be met by offering a loan, working or even a grant. For more information regarding the financial aid, see Types of financial aid at the official website.

Application procedure for Tata Scholarship

Students will be considered for the scholarship if they have completed the admission application and then applied for the financial aid. There is no financial aid offered to those seeking admission for the spring 2017 program. The financial aid application form for international students has been supplied online and students must complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile. They may be asked to submit additional information such as:

  • Parents and student’s 2015 income
  • Noncustodial parent asset and income
  • Citizenship documents
  • Photocopy of passport

Those who are incapable of completing the CSS profile can contact [email protected].

Contact details

  • Address (not a mailing address): Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment, 203 Day Hall, Cornell University
  • Telephone: 607-255-5145, Fax: 607-255-6329
  • Mailing ID: [email protected]
  • 203 Day Hall office hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. except Tuesday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Telephone hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Counsellors available: Monday to Friday 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


“International Applicants,” Cornell University, http://www.finaid.cornell.edu/apply-aid/international-applicants

“Tata Scholarship,” Cornell University, http://admissions.cornell.edu/apply/international-students/tata-scholarship

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