The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust established the Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship in 1995. This scholarship is awarded to students belonging to economically disadvantaged families, who wish to pursue a job-oriented Diploma course at a recognised Government Polytechnic in India. This Scholarship was established to encourage and support young students from rural and urban areas to pursue job-oriented Diplomas. This Trust awards Rs. 10,000/- per annum to 550 students annually, for a maximum period of 3 years.
Advertisements are released in national and regional newspapers pan India in June/July every year inviting applications for the scholarships. Shortlisted candidates are interviewed at 12 centers all over India. Till date, 9640 students have been awarded the scholarship across India.
- Students who have passed SSC/HSC or equivalent examinations in the 10th/12th standard, and have secured admission in government or any other recognised Polytechnic Institutes for diploma courses are eligible for this scholarship
- Students who have secured more than 60 marks in the board examinations
- Preference will be given to girl students, children from lower income group families, differently abled children, and children of armed forces personnel
- Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of their interview date and venue, well in advance. Cost of travel to the interview centre, to a certain extent, will be paid.