To attract and develop exceptional boys and teachers from all backgrounds to serve a meritocratic India; inspire them to be just and ethical citizens; train them to be wise and principled leaders; and prepare them to enter one of the strongest fraternities – for life.
The Doon School was established in 1935. It was founded by S.R. Das, a lawyer from Calcutta, who later served as the Advocate General of Bengal and a member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council of Lord Irwin. S.R. Das was educated at Manchester Grammar School, a highly academic and prestigious all boys’ school in England. With a vision for an Indian school patterned on British private boarding schools, he set out to create and establish The Doon School, for Indian boys in India. He wanted to ensure that boys in India received the same educational opportunities he had experienced in Manchester but without having to leave their home country. S.R. Das aspired to set up a school which was open to all, unlike the existing boarding schools that admitted only British pupils and were Christian in ethos, or served India’s wealthy elite. The Doon School was envisioned as a school that would attract boys from all sections of Indian society, and from every state in India, and to be entirely secular. The Doon School was to specialise in the education of boys who would go on to serve a free and democratic India.
The current scholarship programme offered by The Doon School is based upon the candidate’s performance at the entrance examination and subsequent interview. Prospective parents are most welcome to contact the school and request that they wish their son to be considered for such an award subject to his performance at the entrance examination. If prospective parents would like to also indicate their wish to be considered for financial aid (a means tested award) they are most welcome to do so before their son’s entrance examination by informing the Head of Admissions, Mr Madan Kothari.
However, the school only processes applications for bursaries and scholarships once the candidate has been successful in the entrance examination and interview.
Q. What is the process of making an application for financial aid and demonstrating a parent’s need?
A. The Doon School has a scholarship committee which meets to decide on how financial aid awards are allocated. The Headmaster sits on this committee.
Prospective parents, (whose sons have successfully passed the entrance examination and interview and are offered a place) are required to complete a form which is available from the Head of Admissions. The form requires parents to submit a detailed report of their financial affairs, including joint family income, in order for the school to ascertain whether they are justified in providing financial support to the parents. The form is comprehensive and has been designed to ensure that the school is able to allocate its resources wisely and effectively, so that they reach the most needy parents and does not provide financial support in the form of discounts to parents who do not need it. Financial Aid (means tested awards), ranges from limited financial support to awards worth 100%+ to support parents who would not be able to afford to send their son to The Doon School. The system also applies to scholars whose parents require further financial support in order to enable their son to attend The Doon School.
Q. Who do I need to contact at The Doon School to acquire the necessary application forms?
A. Please email Mr Madan Kothari, The Head of Admissions
THE DOON SCHOOL
Existing scholarships on offer are
The Munjal Scholarship: The Scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for two boys for their entire tenure in the school since the commencement of the scholarship. It’s a need-based scholarship and can be awarded to any boy who qualifies the School’s criteria for financial aid.
The Serendipity Arts Scholarship:The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee for two boys for their entire tenure in the school since the commencement of the Scholarship. It’s a need-based scholarship for a boy having excelled in any form of Arts.
Pratham Scholarship at The Doon School: The scholarship covers 50% of the tuition and boarding fee for a boy from Pratham Foundation for his entire tenure in the school since the commencement of the scholarship. It is a need based scholarship.
The Gaurav and Elizabeth Seth Scholarship: The Scholarship covers 60% of the tuition fee for a boy for his entire term in school since the commencement of the scholarship. It’s a need-based scholarship for a boy who displays proficiency in Cricket.
Pushpa and Jai Raj Singh Puar: This is a needs based scholarship that will support 50% of the tuition fee for a boy from public sector/ civil services background.
Dr Surinder Kapur Memorial Science Scholarship: This is a need cum merit based financial aid sponsored by Asahi India Glass Ltd. This scholarship covers up to 50% of the tuition fee for a student who has secured the highest grade in Science including Mathematics in Class X Board Exam (IGCSE) and is pursuing a combination of sciences in Class XI and XII.
DOSCENT UK Full Scholarship: This is a merit based financial aid worth the full fees awarded to a boy from economically deprived background for six years.
Sheel ‘Bond’ Vohra Scholarship:Financial aid to be given to a boy who shows the ability to succeed given the right opportunity.
The Jean & Eric Simeon Scholarship:Financial aid to be given to a boy who shows the ability to succeed given the right opportunity.
Asha Sharma (née Sarin) Scholarship Fund:This fund provides two scholarships of up to 50% of the tuition fee to deserving boys in The Doon School. The scholarship will be awarded to boys from the Armed Forces background. In the event that no boy qualifies from an Armed Forces background in a given year, the aid may be awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee and the Headmaster.
The Anubha Bishnoi Foundation Scholarship: This is a scholarship for needy students who have distinguished themselves in activities beyond academics like art, music, dramatics, debating, photography, publishing, and writing to encourage students to indulge themselves in their respective talents. A basic level of academic proficiency and good conduct is required. The award covers up to 50% of the tuition fees.
Mehra Family Foundation Scholarship: This is a merit cum need based scholarship for a boy who has a record of academic and co-curricular excellence. It covers up to the full
tuition fee of the awardee for the last two years in school.
Merit cum Need Based Awards
The Doon School Old Boys’ Society Scholarships:The DSOBS provides a number of needs based scholarships to children of Old Boys who have secured admission to The Doon School.
Rohit Jayal Scholarship:This scholarship is awarded to a boy preferably from an Indian Air Force background.
Batch of 1987 Scholarship:Financial aid to be given to the descendants of the Batch of 1987 for six years. In case no descendants apply from 1987 batch, the scholarship can be given to Civil Services of India / Indian Armed Forces descendants for 1 year as defined in donor’s criteria.
Jaipur House Platinum Jubilee Bond Scholarship Fund:This scholarship is specifically set up for Jaipur House students who are already getting some other form of scholarship to support their national / international trip expenses for activities like MUN, international debates & quiz, exchange programs with other schools, sports trip with the school team or cost towards playing in international tournament or School music trip.
Gagan Mathur Trust:This scholarship is awarded on a merit and means tested basis to one boy each year for Rs 100,000.
Swami Chinmayananda Fund:This scholarship is a need based scholarship.
Tarawati Ram Gopal Mehra Scholarship:This scholarship is awarded on a merit and means tested basis to one boy.
The Society of Aerospace Studies: This scholarship is awarded to a Class VII boy whose parents are from Indian Armed Forces preferably Air Force background. Donor hopes that the student pursues a career in Aerospace.
Merit Based Awards
Shiv Mehta Memorial Best Assembly speaker award:This is awarded to a boy for best assembly speaker in any form.
Superama Charitable Trust: This is awarded to a boy who has given excellent performances in Drama.
Jaidev Singh Memorial Scholarship:This is awarded to a boy who scores highest marks in Science in the IGCSE (Class X) Board Examination.
K.C. Mahindra Education Trust:This scholarship is awarded to the boys who are ‘toppers’ in their promotional examination in C Form, B Form, A Form (IGCSE) Board Exam and S Form (ISC and IB).
Nikhil Gupta Charitable Trust:This scholarship is awarded to the boy who has scored the highest marks in English, Mathematics plus Science, both in ISC and IGCSE Board Exams.
Rai Amitabh Chandra Tennis Award:This consists of two scholarships to be awarded to:
- The winner of the Sardar Mohammad Senior Tennis Championship.
- The winner of the Dr S.R. Vohra Junior Championship.
Scholarships for sons of Armed Forces Personnel:
There is a special scholarship for armed forces:
- No registration fee for all armed forces
- 50% off the total school fee for Top five boys