Vidyadhan Scholarship Program 2018 for XI, XII Students in Tamil Nadu & Puducherry [Upto Rs. 6K/Year]: Apply by July 25

Click here for Vidyadhan 2019 Scholarship details.

Vidyadhan Scholarship Program from Sarojini Damodaran Foundation supports the college education of meritorious students from economically challenged families. The students are selected after completion of 10th grade /SSLC through a rigorous selection process including test and interview. Currently Vidyadhan program has around 2800 students across the following states: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana.

Those selected will be eligible for two year scholarship from the Foundation. If they continue to do well, they will be given scholarship for pursuing any degree course of their interest; these scholarships are directly through the foundation or external sponsors who have registered with the Foundation.

Scholarship Amounts

The scholarship amount for 11th and 12th grade will be a maximum of Rs. 6000/year.

Who Can Apply?

Students whose family annual income is less than Rs. 2 Lakhs and who have completed their 10th grade/SSLC exam in the year 2018 from Tamil Nadu & Puducherry. They should also have scored 90% or obtained 9 CGPA in their 10th Grade/SSLC examination. The cut off mark for students with disability is 75%.

Selection Process

SDF will shortlist the applicants based on the academic performance and the information provided in the application form. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for a short test/interview. Exact locations for the test and interview will be informed to the shortlisted students individually. SDF will reimburse the out of district travel expense of the student and a parent for eligible cases.

How to apply

Apply online at this page on or before June 30, 2018. July 25, 2018.

Important Dates:
  • 30th June 2018: July 25, 2018: Application last date
  • 21st July to 12th August 2018: Interview/Tests will be scheduled during this time frame. Exact date and location will be intimated to each of the shortlisted candidates.
Required Documents
  • Scanned copies of the following are required
    1. 10th Marksheet   (If original marksheet is not available , you can upload provisional /online marksheet from the SSLC/CBSE/ICSC website)
    2. Income Certificate   (from a competent authority; ration card not accepted.)
    3. Photograph
Contact Details

For any clarifications send an email to or call Jacob Sukumar R, Phone: 7339659929

For official website, click here.
For the notification in Tamil, click this link: விண்ணப்பிக்க – தமிழ

For English notification, click herevidyadhan 1

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