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
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.
Shortlisted students are provided with detailed information about the various scholarships and are invited to identify college(s) of their preference.
January 1, 2022
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.
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 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
Strong team playing and communication skills. Positive attitude, charisma & leadership skill
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
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)
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.
NEXT GENIUS SCHOLARS
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.