Sarojini Damodaran Foundation (SDF) set up by Mrs. Kumari Shibulal (Patron) and Mr. S.D Shibulal (Co-founder, Infosys) invites applications for its Vidyadhan scholarship program. The scholarship is for economically backward students, from families with an annual income below Rs. 2 lakhs. The students should have passed their SSLC examination this year (2018) from Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry with more than 90% (75% for students with disability) or A+ grade in all subjects. The selected students will be eligible for a scholarship amount of Rs 6000/year for Plus 1 and Plus 2. If they continue to do well, they will be given between Rs 10,000 to Rs 60,000 per year for pursuing degree course.
Mrs. Kumari Shibulal, Patron, The Sarojini Damadaran Foundation said, “With each passing year, our endeavor is to provide every child hailing from an underprivileged background with the right to higher education. I believe education is a passport to transform lives. We encourage all eligible students across the State to apply.”
About the Sarojini Damodaran Foundation: The Sarojini Damodaran Foundation (SDF) emerged from a vision to transform lives through education and a sense of responsibility towards the society. It is this driving force that inspired Kumari Shibulal & S.D. Shibulal to lay the founding stone of SDF in 1999. SDF started off on a small scale, providing scholarships to a few underprivileged students in Alappuzha, Kerala. Today, SDF is a constantly growing entity expanding its reach to various causes including education and sports (Vidyadhan, Vidyarakshak and Vidyakreeda), child healthcare (Ayurdhan), organic farming (Akshaya Sree Awards) and social causes (Harishree) in different parts of the country.
About the Program:
Vidyadhan Scholarship Program from Sarojini Damodaran Foundation supports the college education of meritorious students from economically challenged families. The students are selected after completion of 10th grade / SSLC through a rigorous selection process. Currently Vidyadhan program has around 1500 students across the following states: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Those selected will be eligible for two year scholarship from the Foundation. If they continue to do well, they will be given scholarship for pursuing any degree course of their interest; these scholarships are directly through the foundation or external sponsors who have registered with the Foundation. The scholarship amount for graduation courses varies from Rs 10,000 to Rs 60,000 per year depending on the course and duration. The selected students will be required to attend the mentoring programs from the Foundation.
Those eligible can apply online by logging into www.vidyadhan.org from May 23rd, 2018 to June 30th, 2018. For more details Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Vishwanath +91 7339659929