Bengaluru, July 29, 2016: In an endeavor to encourage underprivileged girl students who wish to pursue their higher education after grade 12, Wipro Consumer Care in association with “Wipro Cares” has announced the Santoor Scholarship programme, in order to financially support underprivileged young girls. The program will be rolled out in 2016-17 and will offer 300 scholarships in Karnataka. It will be a recurring annual programme. The grant given to each of the beneficiaries could be utilized for tuition fees or other expenses incidental to education.
Santoor scholarships are open to girls from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds who wish to pursue their diploma/degree of a minimum two year duration. To qualify, the student must have passed her grade 10 and 12 from a government school/college. Applications will be available with the government junior college principals. Applications can also be downloaded from www.santoorscholarships.com. The last date for form submission is August 31st, 2016. Students interested are required to go through the application process and meet the eligibility criteria to be considered for the scholarship. The scholarship shall be Rs. 36,000 per annum if the diploma/degree college is located in a large city and Rs. 24,000 otherwise. Sixty percent of the scholarships is earmarked for students who wish to pursue higher education in the fields of humanities, liberal arts and sciences. The remaining forty percent can be availed by students pursuing professional courses. Priority would be given to girls from the backward districts.
Mr. Anil Chugh, Chief Executive – Wipro Consumer Care said, “As a responsible corporate, we believe in creating opportunities for the growing generation and offer support and confidence to those in need. The Santoor Scholarship Programme in association with “Wipro Cares” is dedicated to provide the much needed breakthrough in the education of underprivileged girls and support them to continue their higher studies.”