Educational Assistance Scheme (Shikshan Sahayya Yojana)
‘Educational Assistance Scheme’ provides financial support to underprivileged students to pursue their Education; which helps this section of the society to realise their dreams and make them financially independent.
India is one of the fastest-growing middle income economies. We are fortunate to have the youngest population, while worldwide population is aging.
However, India has large number of students from financially weaker section, many are first generation school goers. These students have fire in their belly but cannot afford higher education.
Seva Sahayog Foundation under ‘Educational Assistance Scheme’ has undertaken initiative to help our needy students get access to higher education / skill development.
Educational Assistance Scheme, now in its 4th year, provides financial support in form of college fees to students. These students are from all streams of educations and from junior college to higher education. While there are numerous merit-based scholarships available for stellar performers, Educational Assistance Scheme is designed for students securing 60 to 80 % marks in their education stream and are genuinely interested in pursuing further education.
These students are selected under strict scrutiny and the criteria applied is –
- Financial condition based on annual family income
- Special situations like personal disability, disability of parents, single parent, loss due to covid, etc., are given preference.
- Academic Performance
- Genuine interest in pursuing education
The selection is done based on documents verification, multiple interviews, and home visits of the beneficiary students.