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Established in 2014, The Next Genius Foundation is a registered charitable trust in India with a vision to identify world changers and connect them with outstanding University scholarships in the United States.

In working with these students – beginning in high school, through college, and onto their careers – we hope to establish a community of future leaders who will leave a strong impact on society.

In the last 6 years, Next Genius partner colleges have awarded scholarships worth $20 million, helping 170 students to pursue their undergraduate education in the US. In 2021-22, together, we hope to award over 100 scholarships to students from India.

In 2021-22, we hope to award over USD 10 million worth of study abroad scholarships to more than 100 students. Next Genius Scholarship covers four years of education in a subject of their choice at one of the following colleges:

  • Beloit College
  • Centre College
  • College of Charleston
  • Ithaca College
  • Juniata College
  • Knox College
  • Lewis and Clark College
  • Lynn University
  • Millsaps College
  • Muhlenberg College
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Syracuse University
  • Texas Christian University
  • The University of the South
  • Transylvania University
  • Trinity College
  • Union College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wheaton College

How We Identify Scholars

May – October, 2021

Online Application

Pay registration fees of ₹500 [non-refundable] and submit your online application.

Deadline October 12, 2021

Online Critical Thinking Test

Solve an online critical thinking assessment.

November, 2021

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, 2022

College Application

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

January 21 & 22, 2022

Online Interview & Awards

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

May 1, 2022

Scholarship Acceptance & Enrollment

Scholarship winners have till May 1, 2022 to confirm their acceptance. Next Genius Scholarships are Non-binding.

Student Handbook

For detailed information about the program and policies, checkout the Student Handbook 2021-22


What We Look For

High School Seniors

Currently in Grade 12 (or gap year)



Indian citizen

Indian citizens living abroad

OCI Card Holders

Foreign nationals living/studying in India


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.


This program is highly selective and winning a Next Genius Scholarship is a matter of great pride. As a Next Genius Scholar, you’ll join a select community of distinguished individuals who receive continuous career mentoring, internship and job support from our foundation in future years.

​At college, Next Genius scholars not only maintain high GPAs but are also active members of their college community.

​All Next Genius Scholars pledge to the following commitments.

  • ​To be an active member of the Next Genius community.
  • To engage with the foundation in mentoring the junior scholars.
  • To be an ambassador of the program at their high school.
  • To pursue a paid internship with the foundation during their freshman or sophomore summer break.


If you are interested in this contest and the eligibility criteria matches, you can register for this event by clicking the Register button.

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Deadline - 12th October 2021
College Application - 1st January 2022
Online Interview & Awards - 21st & 22nd January 2022
Scholarship Acceptance & Enrollment - 1st May 2022
Pay registration fees of 500 Rs [non-refundable] and submit your online application.
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