Girls Scholarship Scheme-“VIDYA”

Due to lack of financial resources, many intelligent and meritorious girls from financially weaker families are deprived of pursuing their education which besides causing their personal loss also results in multi-faceted loss to the society. Considering the vital need of education of such girls and keeping in view its social responsibility, ANANDAM on 15th, June, 2016 launched its Girls Scholarship Programme “VIDVA” which made a good start.

    • This scheme is aimed towards addressing the education need of GIRLS from LOW INCOME SEGMENT of society. Initially, it proposes to provide financial assistance for three segments Viz. SCHOOL LEVEL, VOCATIONAL COURSES and PROFESSIONAL COURSES like Engineering, Medical, Nursing, Management, Dental, Pharmacy and Architecture degree/diploma courses. Changes in the coverage of courses may be considered from time to time as the need arises.
    • For school level education girls studying in Class 9 to 12 will be considered for scholarship upto 4,000/- per annum.
    • Girl’s student selected for scholarship for school education may be supported until passing out class 12, as per terms and conditions of the scheme.
    • Girl’s students, who after passing class 10 or 12, are not interested to pursue further regular academics or are compulsive drop outs, shall be provided with an option to choose from a series of vocational courses from reputed institutes. Such students together with their parent(s), as far as possible, shall be afforded counseling sessions with an expert counselor to help them in taking an appropriate decision.
    • Drop outs after Class 8, coming to our notice, shall be motivated with the help of a counselor to pursue further education or vocational courses and provided financial assistance.
    • Girls pursuing vocational courses shall be provided financial help in the form of course fees upto approximately Rs. 3,000/-, on actual basis, for the course tenure.
    • Each year, total number of beneficiaries for grant of scholarship shall be decided depending upon the availability of eligible candidates and available funds in hand.
    • In any special case, amount of scholarship may be varied as decided by the executive committee of Anandam.
    • Scholarship amount shall be disbursed directly to the college/institute, as per their fee payment system.
    • There will be a special provision for the donors to adopt and financially support deserving girls for entire duration of course. Executive Committee of Anandam shall publish and make available a list of such deserving girl students to this category of donors,
    • Any institution or social organization providing school education from 9th to 12th or vocational course for a group of girls, who fall under the eligibility criteria of VIDYA Scholarship, may be granted scholarship for group of girls.