Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24

The Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative launched by Haleon India, the makers of Sensodyne, in collaboration with Buddy4Study (B4S) and the Indian Dental Association (IDA). This program aims to provide financial support to exceptionally talented, disadvantaged students from all across India who are pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program at government or government-aided colleges. As part of Haleon India’s commitment to CSR, a total of 57 deserving students in their first year of BDS studies at government or government-funded colleges will be carefully chosen to receive scholarships.

The selection process involves a thorough evaluation conducted by IDA and B4S, and candidates must meet specific eligibility criteria. The selected students will be granted financial assistance amounting to INR 4,20,000 (INR 1,05,000 per year) for the duration of their four-year BDS program. This support is intended to help cover their academic expenses as well as living costs.


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Haleon is a global leader in the consumer healthcare sector and is home to renowned brands dedicated to improving everyday health for people worldwide. Haleon India, formerly known as GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, is a leading company in the fast-moving consumer healthcare industry. Their product portfolio encompasses Oral Health, Pain Relief, Respiratory Health, Digestive Health, and Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements (VMS). Their well-established brands, including Sensodyne, Eno, Iodex, Otrivin, Crocin, Polident, Parodontax, and Centrum, play a pivotal role in enhancing everyday health and well-being. The company’s scientific approach is deeply rooted in understanding human needs, conducting extensive research, and delivering precisely what consumers require. Their driving force is a commitment to surpassing expectations and delivering innovations that contribute to a better quality of life.

About the Indian Dental Association (IDA):

As a staunch advocate for oral health, the Indian Dental Association (IDA) is dedicated to supporting bright and deserving students in their journey to become accomplished dental professionals. IDA extends its support to financially disadvantaged and hardworking students who aspire to forge a new path for themselves, aligning with IDA’s vision of “Improving oral health and quality of life.” IDA serves as the official Knowledge Partner for the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship programme.

About Give Grants:

Haleon India has partnered with Give Grants to oversee and execute all of its CSR programs. Give Grants empowers corporations, foundations, and High Net-worth Individuals (HNIs) to achieve maximum social impact. Leveraging technology to enhance effectiveness and guided by a commitment to creating a positive difference, Give Grants supports the entire grant-making process. Through its extensive network of 3000+ trusted non-profit organizations, Give Grants has assisted over 300 partners in making their grant-giving journey convenient, compliant, and impactful.


  • Open for students pursuing their first year in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) programme from government or government-funded colleges only.
  • Applicants must have scored a minimum of 60% in their Higher Secondary Education.
  • Annual family income of the applicants should not be more than INR 8,00,000/- from all sources.
  • Students from pan-India are eligible to apply.

Please Note: 

  • Once selected, the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholars must maintain a minimum 60% score in each semester/year to continue availing the Scholarship renewal.
  • Children or family members of employees of Haleon, IDA, Give India & Buddy4Study are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Each shortlisted Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholar will receive INR 1,05,000 per year, for 4 years of BDS course to support their academic and living expenses incurred. Subject to the condition that the selected scholar will maintain a minimum 60% score in each semester/year, the scholar shall receive an amount totalling INR 4,20,000.

Please Note: The scholarship can be utilized only for academic expenses such as tuition fees, hostel fees, food, internet, mobile, laptop, books, stationery, online learning, etc.


  • Marksheet of the previous class/semester
  • Government-issued identity proof (Aadhaar/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN card)
  • Current year admission proof (Fee Receipt/Admission Letter/Institution ID card/ Bonafide Certificate)
  • Family income proof (Government-issued documents – tax return, income certificate from local administration, EWS (Economic Weaker Section) certificate)
  • Bank account details of the applicant or parent
  • Photograph of the applicant

Please Note: Second year onwards, the scholars need to submit an academic grade report of the last exam passed and a character certificate from their college to get the scholarship for the subsequent years.

How can you apply?

  • Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.
  • Login to Buddy4Study with your registered ID and land onto the ‘Application Form Page’.
    • If not registered – Register at Buddy4Study with your Email/Mobile number/Gmail account.
  • You will now be redirected to the ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24’ application form page.
  • Click on the ‘Start Application’ button to begin the application process.
  • Fill in the required details in the online application form.
  • Upload relevant documents.
  • Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on ‘Preview’.
  • If all the details filled in by the applicant are correctly showing on the preview screen, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

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