Sashakt-Women for Science Scholarships
In order to encourage more women to pursue a career in science, Dr Reddy’s Foundation on the occasion of International Women’s Day on Thursday launched ‘Sashakt-Women for Science’ scholarship for girls opting to study B.Sc in pure natural sciences.
The scholarship is meant for girls who have finished school and are at a crucial juncture in their career choices as they get ready to enroll for graduation.
Given that very few women embark on a career as scientist, this scholarship provides an opportunity for young girls to dare to dream without being restricted by financial constraints or family priorities.
The scholarship covers both the college and residential expenses for the three years of study in any one of the below 12 top shortlisted science colleges in India.
The scholarship of Rs.2,40,000 (Rs.80000/year) is for women who want to pursue pure/ natural sciences in their graduation and will be applicable to 12 science colleges in the country.
List of Colleges
DELHI: Hindu College, Miranda College
KOLKATA: Vivekananda College, Ramakrishna Mission Vidhyamandira
CHENNAI: Loyola College, Madras Christian College
MUMBAI: Mithibai College of Arts, Chauhan Institute of Science & Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce and Economics, Sophia College for Women
HYDERABAD: St. Francis College for Women, St. Ann’s College for Women
BANGALORE: Department of Science (Christ University), The Oxford College of Science
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.
Apply online at this link from April 1, 2018.
Dr Reddy’s Foundation
6-3-655/12, Somajiguda, Hyderabad-500082.
PHONE: +91-40-65343424, 23304199 /1868
For full details, visit the official website link given here.