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.
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/SSC exam in the year 2019 from Tthe following states.
- Andhra Pradesh
- Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
They should also have scored 90% or obtained 9 CGPA in their 10th Grade/SSC examination. The cutoff mark for students with disability is 75%.
How to apply
Apply online at this page.
The deadlines are as follows:
- Andhra Pradesh: June 30
- Goa: June 15
- Gujarat: July 15
- Karnataka: June 15
- Kerala: June 7
- Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: July 21
- Telangana: June 30
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 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.
- Scanned copies of the following are required
- 10th Marksheet (If original marksheet is not available , you can upload provisional /online marksheet from the SSLC/CBSE/ICSC website)
- Income Certificate (from a competent authority; ration card not accepted.)
Andhra Pradesh: email@example.com or call Umasankar, Phone: + 91 8367751309.
Goa: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vishwanatha K S, Phone: 7349354415.
Gujarat: email@example.com or call Bhuvaneshwari Shurpali, Phone: 9611805868.
Karnataka: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Vishwanatha K S, Phone: 8296010803.
Kerala: email@example.com or call B Radhakrishnan: 9446469046
Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jacob Sukumar R, Phone: 7339659929.
Telangana: email@example.com or call Lakshmi Tejaswini K, Phone: 6300391827.
For official website, click here and view the notifications in the local languages below.
Telugu (AP): Click here
Konkani (Goa): Click here
Gujarati: Click here
Kannada: Click here
Malayalam: Click here
Tamil: Click here
Telugu (Telangana): Click here