National, November 11, 2020: The world of science is vast; every student wants to make a mark in that field by furthering their educational pursuits. However, it comes at a cost which is not affordable to many despite their high merits. To solve this issue, the Malhotra Weikfield Foundation stretches out its hand to underprivileged students.
Every year, the programme assists over 120 underprivileged meritorious students, who have secured 75 per cent and above in their HSC and B.Sc. final year, to pursue their under-graduate B.Sc. degrees and postgraduate M.Sc. degrees respectively. These students are vested in various pure scientific fields such as Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Zoology, Statistics and Botany and Astrophysics.
The Foundation gives special preference to female students in a 2:1 ratio, as it is well-known that the underprivileged rural families will go all out to find funds to educate their sons, but rarely do the same for their daughters. Another special feature of the MWF Scholarship programme is providing each student with a Mentor to coach, guide and help them cope with issues faced in all aspects of life, thereby ensuring their overall intellectual development. Malhotra Weikfield Foundation also conducts various workshops with help from their Alumni for students to help them gain knowledge and skills that will help them in their workplace in the future.
MWF lays the foundation for a good education, and in turn, helps them develop good life skills and character. This additional financial and emotional support helps them secure a good job, improve their social status in society as well as that of their family and look forward to a bright future.
Giving a person a skill is indeed better than giving them a thousand pieces of gold! As the saying goes: “If you give me a fish, I will eat for today, but if you teach me to fish, I will eat every day.”
For more details, visit: http://www.malhotraweikfieldfoundation.in/