Dr. Goolam E. Vahanvati
Memorial Merit Scholarship
Fund for Law Students

The fund is created in honor of the late Dr. Goolam E. Vahanvati an Indian senior counsel who served as the 13th Attorney General for India.

The Fund

We believe that it is our responsibility to help those students who may not be able to pursue a degree in Law solely because of lack of funds.

The Dr. Goolam E. Vahanvati Scholarship Fund aims to provide aspiring law students from an underprivileged background the opportunity to study in any law college in India in which they secure admission through merit.

The History

He started his practice at Bombay High Court. He worked with several prominent lawyers including, Mr. Fali S Nariman, Mr. Soli Sorabjee, Mr. Ashok Desai and Mr. Ashok Sen. In March 1990, he was designated as a senior advocate. In December 1999, he was appointed as the Advocate General of Maharashtra which he served till June 2004 till he was elevated as the Solicitor General of India. During his career he handled various important cases, including the Enron cases and the stock market scam.

APPLICANTS ARE REQUESTED TO READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE FILLING UP THE APPLICATION FORM AND TO NOTE THAT IF THESE INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED OR IF FULL INFORMATION IS NOT GIVEN, THE APPLICATION FORM IS LIABLE TO BE REJECTED WITHOUT ANY PRIOR INTIMATION TO THE APPLICANT.

The GEV Scholarship Fund grants only scholarships to students who are citizens of India, regardless of community, caste or creed.

Students who wish to apply for this scholarship must fulfill the following eligibility criteria. They must:

  • Be an Indian citizen
  • Be applying for or already enrolled for LLB/LLM degree courses (all year)
  • Be enrolled or applying for admissions to recognized Law Colleges in India
  • Have an annual family income from all sources not more than ₹10,00,000 (10 lakhs)
  • Be willing to sign-up for annual mentorship programs to assist and nurture the next batches of GEV Merit Scholars.
  • Students should have scored a minimum 60% in X and XII board exams

Scholarships are granted only if students fulfill the above eligibility criteria and can be revoked at any time if students fail to participate, attend or perform in their academic studies, or fail to comply with the regulations of the program.

All Applications should be made by downloading the form and sending it with all the supporting documents to either of the following:

Scholarship Benefits and Awards:
The complete benefits of the GEV Memorial Merit Scholarship 2019 for Law Students include:

  • ₹ 50,000 aid per scholar per year towards payment of tuition fees and other academic expenses.
  • Subsequent Scholarship installment will be based on the scholars’ academic performance
  • Scholars will also receive mentoring from top law professionals and GEV Scholars
  • Exposure among the Judiciary Community of India from events/interactions organized under the mentorship program

via email to
[email protected]
[email protected]

via speed post to
GEV Scholarship Fund
115 Maker Chambers VI
Nariman Point
Mumbai 400021

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will be vetted by the trustees and chosen at their discretion.

The application form must be legibly filled in and must be accompanied by the following documents.

Scholarships, when granted, will be paid to the applicant in such installments as the trustees may think fit, having regard to the circumstances of each individual case. Applicants to whom the scholarships are granted will be required to execute such documents personally at our Trust office as trustees may see fit, and in particular the following:

If scholarships are not availed of without reasonable cause within 6 weeks from the date on which they are stated to be required, or if the applicant or his guarantor fails to complete the requisite formalities or execute necessary documents within 4 weeks of their being called upon to do so, the grant shall stand cancelled.

LIST OF SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • Applications opening date: April 15, 2019
  • Last date of application: 31st May, 2019
  • Following documents are mandatory for GEV Merit Scholarship application.
    All documents should be self-attested before submission: -
  • Copies of the Mark sheets (each qualifying examination from Secondary School Certificate examination to latest qualification)
  • Copy of the letter of admission to the Law College, Institution or University at which the applicant is enrolled or intends to undertake studies
  • Income proof (income certificate, BPL card, salary statement, IT returns) of applicant’s parents.
  • Copy of CLAT results
  • Passport size photograph
  • Scanned copy of Aadhar Card
  • Applicants can follow the below steps to apply for this scholarship:
    • Step 1: Visit the official Application link .
    • Step 2: Login/Register using Facebook, Google or Email account
    • Step 3: Once signed in, click on 'START APPLICATION' to start filling the 5 step form
    • Step 4: Fill in all the details and upload the documents required
    • Step 5: Click on Submit
    Note: On successful completion of Online Application Process, the applicants will receive a confirmation email/SMS on their registered email id/mobile number. They can also track the application status by logging in into their account.

All selected scholars are required to undergo the selection process,mentioned as follows:

  • Online Application & Shortlisting
  • Telephonic Interview Round
  • Document Verification
  • Personal Interview

Q. Can 2nd year, final year students also apply for this scholarship?

A. Yes, students undertaking law degree courses in any year of LLB/LLM from a recognized institution/college/university may apply for the scholarship.

Q. Does the applicant need to get academic records and identification documents attested by some authority?

A. No, the self-attested documents would be enough for the scholarship application. Though, the applicant might need to provide the original documents for review if shortlisted for the subsequent selection stages of the scholarship program.