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Thursday, 27 February 2020

The Sashakt Scholarship for Girl Students: Dr Reddyy's Foundation

Sashakt Scholarship is a one-of-its-kind initiative to encourage young women across India to prepare for and pursue a career in science. It provides a level playing ground to girl students, especially from rural India and low socio-economic backgrounds, to get access to quality education in some of India’s best science institutions by offering financial support and mentorship throughout their undergraduate studies.

The scholarship covers all three years of study towards earning a B.Sc. degree.
With a lead woman scientists as mentor, the scholars are guided through the crucial stages of their education, apart from having a role model for a career in science.
Limited scholarships available, for students securing admissions in any of the 12 listed science colleges.

The scholarship award is Rs 2,40,000 (Rs 80,000/year) for three years of study, which covers the college tuition fees, study expenses and basic living costs.

Why Sashakt Scholarship?
1.Encourage and support young, academically bright girls to pursue science studies.

2.Address the attrition of girl students in science during transition from school to college.

3.Financially empower rural and economically challenged girls to access the best science education in India.

4.To contribute more women scientists as mentors and achievers to India and the world

Terms & Conditions

The Scholarship is open for studies in the designated colleges in India and for Indian Nationals only.
The Candidates applying for the scholarship under this program should be applying for B.Sc.(Natural Sciences), first year, during the academic year 2019-20.
The amount of Scholarship that will be provided under this program will be a maximum of Rs.80,000/- per student, per academic year and the scholarship amount will be towards tuition fees, books and living expenses.
Candidates will be required to upload documents, e.g. Income Tax Returns of their parents/guardian(s) or in the alternative, Bank Statements of parents/guardian(s) or Income Certificate issued by Government.

Who can apply?

Bright, young girls with a record of academic excellence, confident of getting admission in India’s best science colleges, can apply as soon as they complete their Class XII examinations.

Only students who opt to study pure/natural science courses for their graduation are eligible for this scholarship.

Preference will be given to students with rural backgrounds, economically weak backgrounds and  interest in scientific research.

IMPORTANT: The scholarship will be given only to students who have confirmed admissions to any of the colleges listed.

Application Process

Fill application and submit documents (1st March 2020 onwards)

Select institution/s
Submit admission offer from any one institution (by 15 Aug 2020)

Wait for selection confirmation email

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