Mysuru: To support the underprivileged women to complete their undergraduate study, the Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting announced the third edition of Santoor Women’s Scholarship programme for girl students from economically disadvantaged families. The scholarship rolled out in collaboration with Wipro Cares is offered exclusively to the students of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka. Each student is awarded a scholarship of Rs 24,000 per annum.
Santoor Scholarship was first rolled out three years ago in 2016 as an annual programme to support the underprivileged women to complete their undergraduate study. Each year, a total of 900 students from the three states are offered the scholarship for all the three years of their study. The scholarship amount of Rs 24,000 per annum will be utilised for tuition fees and other expenses incidental to education. In the last two years, 1800 women from the three states have benefitted from the scholarship. They can now fulfill their dream of becoming graduates. To qualify, the student must have passed her grade 10 and 12 from a government school/college and gotten enrolled in a recognised degree programme of minimum 3 years.
Applications for this year is available with all the government junior college principals across the state. Students can also apply online on www.santoorscholarships.com. The application are available this month. The last date to submit the duly filled in application form is September 15, 2018. Interested students are required to go through the application process and meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship.
Anil Chugh, Chief Executive, Consumer Care – India, Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting, said, “Santoor Scholarship is our attempt to empower women as they hold the power to change the world, not just her world, but the world she lives in. The enrollment ratio of women for pursuing higher education is still low and many give up their dreams due to lack of financial support. Santoor Scholarship is a platform for empowering the underprivileged girls by providing them with the financial support necessary for completing their graduation. We hope girl students come forward and make use of this opportunity,”
Nearly 60 percent of the scholarship is earmarked to encourage students to study humanities, liberal arts and sciences. The rest can be availed by students pursuing professional courses. Applicants from backward districts are given preference during the selection process and hence 50 percent of the scholarships are reserved for such students. Further details: contact: 01206834200 or Email: Santoor.firstname.lastname@example.org