Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Initiative for 2023-24

The Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Initiative is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavor introduced by Haleon India, the creators of Sensodyne, in collaboration with Buddy4Study and the Indian Dental Association.

This initiative extends financial assistance to commendable yet underprivileged students hailing from various parts of India. These students are enrolled in the rigorous 4-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) curriculum within government or government-aided educational institutions.

As an integral component of Haleon India’s CSR commitment, the program is set to select and award scholarships to 57 deserving students embarking on their first year of BDS studies within Government or Government-funded colleges.

The selection process, conducted in partnership with IDA and B4S, follows a meticulous evaluation and meets the stipulated eligibility criteria.



Eligibility Of Sensodyne IDA Shining Star

  • Open for first-year students in the Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) program from government or government-funded colleges.
  •  A minimum 60% score in Higher Secondary Education is required.
  •  The total combined income from all sources should be at most INR 8,00,000/- annually.
  •  Students from India are eligible to apply.

Note: Selected Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholars must maintain a minimum 60% score each semester/year for Scholarship renewal.


  • Individuals who are offspring or relatives of employees working at Haleon, IDA, Give India, and Buddy4Study are ineligible to apply.


  • Shortlisted Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholars will receive INR 1,05,000 annually for four years of BDS course.
  •  Total scholarship amount: maintaining a 60% score each semester/year.

Note: Scholarship for academic expenses, such as tuition, hostel, books, etc.

Required Documents

Following documents of Sensodyne IDA Shining Star:

  • Previous class/semester mark sheet
  •  Officially issued proof of identity (Aadhaar/Voter ID/Driving License/PAN card) provided by the government.
  •  Current year admission proof
  •  Family income proof
  •  Bank account details
  •  Applicant’s photograph

Note: From the second year onwards, scholars must submit academic grade reports and character certificates for subsequent years’ scholarship.

Application Process

  1. Click the ‘Apply Now‘ button.
  2.  Log in to Buddy4Study or register if you still need to do so.
  3.  Access the ‘Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24’ application form.
  4.  Click ‘Start Application’ and fill details.
  5.  Upload necessary documents.
  6.  Accept ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click ‘Preview.’
  7.  Review details and click ‘Submit’ if correct.


For queries, contact:

  • Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext- 301) (Monday to Friday – 10:00 AM to 6 PM)
  •  Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the selection process for the Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Programme 2023-24?

The selection process for this scholarship involves multiple stages:

  • Initial shortlisting based on academic merit (60%) and annual family income provided during application.
  •  Document verification for shortlisted candidates.
  •  IDA and Buddy4Study conducted telephonic interviews for further evaluation.
  •  The final list of selected candidates was prepared collaboratively by Buddy4Study and IDA.

How will the scholarship funds be disbursed if I am selected?

The scholarship funds will be annually transferred directly to the scholars’ bank accounts.

Will this scholarship continue throughout my four years of BDS course?

Yes, scholarship renewal is possible for successive years based on the following criteria:

  • No academic session dropouts.
  •  No disciplinary issues.
  •  Maintaining academic performance with at least 60% marks every year/semester.

Scholars are also required to upload specific documents to the online scholar tracking system for receiving the scholarship in subsequent years:

  • Evidence of ongoing education in the following years (Academic grade report from the most recent exam completed).
  •  Character certificate.
  •  Tuition fee receipt for the academic year.

Can I apply for this scholarship if I’m in the first year of my MBBS program?

No, this scholarship is exclusively available for students enrolled in the first year of the BDS program.


The Sensodyne IDA Shining Star Scholarship Initiative is a testament to Haleon India’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. By collaborating with Buddy4Study and the Indian Dental Association, this program offers substantial financial assistance to underprivileged yet exceptional students pursuing a BDS course.

With a meticulous selection process and a focus on academic excellence, this initiative aims to empower and support deserving students in their educational journey.

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