The Next Genius Scholarship Program

  • Bachelor
  • 50% Tuition Fee Scholarship to Drew University, New Jersey
  • 10 November 2017

Founded in 2014, The Next Genius Foundation is a registered charitable trust in India that offers full and partial tuition scholarships to outstanding Indian high school students to pursue their undergraduate education in North America and Europe. We are the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship fund in India. In the last 2 years, we have awarded scholarships worth USD 3.5 million to 39 students from 34 schools across India. In 2017, we hope to award over USD 6 million worth of scholarships to more than 70 students.


Only high school students who are in Grade 12 (or gap year) as on November 12, 2017 are eligible for these scholarships. You must be an Indian citizen, a PIO card holder, or studying at a high school located in India to qualify.

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A partial scholarship winner would be provided a partial-tuition fee waiver for only four years of their undergraduate education. The scholarship does not offer money for actual expenses such as accommodation, food, stationery, insurance & travel. Parents will be made aware that living cost in the US vary according to the location and can range anywhere between USD 10,000 - 20,000 per year. Any non-tuition expenses are the liability of the parents and the student.


Prospective applicants for the scholarship will undergo a careful two-stage review process. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong ability to think critically, a passion for learning and a desire to bring a positive change in the world. To win a Next Genius Scholarship, you must clear two levels as follows.

Level 1 - Online Assessment

November 12, 2017

(Conducted Online)

Apply Online ( ) before November 10, 2017

Scholarship application is free of charge

Complete a basic profile

Take an online critical thinking assessment on November 12 (Sunday). The assessment will measure your ability to read effectively, reason, analyze data and solve puzzles.

Level 2 - Personal Interviews

January 13, 2018

(Conducted in Mumbai)

Shortlisted students from Level 1 will be interviewed by the Next Genius team and the Admission Officer(s) from the respective colleges in a group setting in Mumbai.

Prior to the interviews, the students will be asked to submit their full college application online, supporting financial aid documentation and a ZeeMee profile by January 1, 2018.

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