New Delhi: Lotus Petal Foundation is inviting applications from across India for the Winnie Sun Scholarship Program. The scholarship gives deserving female students from low-income families the chance to pursue higher education in the fields of medicine, engineering, nursing, and pharmacy.
Gurugram-based NGO, Lotus Petal Foundation, offers this financial aid through a joint scholarship programme with Concentrix Daksh Services Private Ltd. The aid is for deserving female candidates from households where the combined family income is less than Rs. 5 Lakh per annum. A scholarship amount of up to Rs. 65,000 per annum (covering course fees, living costs, and travel) will be given to the student who has secured admission in any government or private college recognised by the Central or State Board in India for completion of their undergraduate degree in the field of Medicine (MBBS/BDS), Engineering, Nursing, and Pharmacy.
Last year, out of 1200 applications received from across India, 25 scholars were identified from ten States. These students have secured admissions in prestigious colleges like IIT Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, NIT Delhi, NIT Srinagar, Jorhat Medical College, Assam and more.
“Three in every four children drop out of school in India between the age group of 6 to 14, due to the high cost of private education and the necessity to support their families. The Winnie Sun Scholarship is a need-based scholarship for such deserving girls from low-income families. This year, 50 meritorious girls from across India will receive the scholarship. This scholarship is our attempt to lessen the obstacles that stand in the way of a bright student pursuing her dreams,” shared Saloni Bhardwaj, Co-founder & CTO, Lotus Petal Foundation.
Students must have completed their 10th and 12th exam with a minimum of 70 per cent marks or appeared in Grade 12 from a recognised State or Central Board (At the time of final selection, the candidate will have to submit their Grade 12th marksheet with a minimum 70 per cent marks). A minimum of 60 per cent marks in Grade 10th and 12th will be acceptable for reserved category students (SC/ST/OBC).
The last date to apply is January 15, 2023.
Visit www.lotuspetalfoundation.org to apply.