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For Grade 12 & Gap Year Students

In 2023-24, The Next Genius Scholarship Program will award over 200 full and partial tuition scholarships to shortlisted students from South Asia to pursue their undergraduate education at our partner institutions.
Beloit College
College of Charleston
Ithaca College
Lynn University
Oberlin College
Trinity College
Bennington College
Cornell College
Knox College
Millsaps College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Union College
Centre College
Dickinson College
Lewis and Clark College
Muhlenberg College
Transylvania University
Wheaton College

Scholarship Timeline


May - November

Online Application

Pay registration fees of ₹700 [non-refundable] and submit your online application.  

August - December

College Selection

Shortlisted students are provided with detailed information about the various scholarships and are invited to identify college(s) of their preference.

January 1

College Application

Candidates submit a complete college application to a college of their choice.

January 19 & 20

Online Interview & Awards

Candidates are interviewed online. Scholarships are awarded in a public award ceremony. 

April 10

Scholarship Acceptance & Enrollment

Scholarship winners have till April 10, 2024 to confirm their acceptance. Next Genius Scholarships are Non-binding.

Student Handbook

For detailed information about the program and policies, checkout the Student Handbook

What We Look For


High School Seniors

Currently in Grade 12 (or gap year)


  • Citizens of Bangladesh, India & Nepal are eligible 

  • Foreign nationals studying  in Bangladesh, India & Nepal are also eligible. This means: any foreign passport holder/expat living or studying in a high school in Bangladesh, India or Nepal is also eligible

Critical Thinking Ability

Strong creative problem-solving skills, both in academic and non-academic settings


Soft Skills

Strong team playing and communication skills. Positive attitude, charisma & leadership skill


Personal Vision

Strong desire to study abroad at one of our partner colleges. Desire to be an active member of the Next Genius community and give back to society

Need Aware

Ability to pay for living costs at college for a duration of 4 years (up to INR 10 Lac per year towards housing, food, insurance, flights, books)

College Fit

Students who create their college list based on “fit” tend to gain more success in the application process. We highly encourage you to learn more about the colleges and scholarships and identify the colleges that fit your aspirations and profile the best.

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Helping students identify a good fit college for themselves is important for us. We've created a tool which helps you identify and shortlist the colleges which would be a good fit for you. Use the College Comparison tool below to shortlist the colleges as per your preferred majors, location, size, and other important parameters which matter to you.   

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