CSR : JSPL Foundation announces two scholarship programmes

JSPL Foundation is established by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) to initiate and manage the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the company.

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ANGUL: JSPL Foundation said that it has started two scholarship programme – OP Jindal Star and OP Jindal Jewel – for economically weaker meritorious students from the vicinity area of its operations, including Angul, Barbil and Tensa in the state of Odisha.

Through the Scholarship programmes, launched on 88th Birth Anniversary of Shri OP Jindal on August 7, 2018, the Foundation aims to promote education in rural areas and provide opportunities to high performing students who are underprivileged and have low financial means for their higher studies as well as technical education.

Under OP Jindal Star scholarship programme, eligible students will be given scholarship of Rs. 12000 per year and a certificate to pursue education after class 10.

Total 20 eligible students from each state will be given this scholarship, on the basis of their mark secured in Class 10.

The Scholarship will be given for two years, subject to review after Class 11. In order to encourage girl students 30% of the scholarships will be awarded to girl students.

OP Jindal Jewel scholarship is mainly for encouraging meritorious students, belonging to economically weaker sections, to pursue graduation course, including Engineering, medical and law. The selection of students will be based on their mark secured in Class 12 exam and their score in national eligibility tests like JEE, NEET, CLAT and others.

Total 50 students will be given this scholarship and 30% of the scholarship will be given to girl students. Each eligible students will get Rs. 40,000/- per year as financial support for three to five years, depending upon the course in which they get enrolled. However, renewal of the scholarship will be done on the basis of performance of the students their respective courses.

In order to focus upon meritorious students belong to the economically weaker sections, the geography for awarding the scholarship will be considered appropriately every year for inducting equity. Special preference will be given to specially abled meritorious students.

Co-Chairperson of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal says, “One of the social objective of JSPL Foundation is to ensure that no meritorious students in our local community should be deprived of higher education only on account of dearth of financial means. I consider announcing OP Jindal Star and OP Jindal Jewels Scholarship is the best tribute to our revered founder Sri OP Jindal ji on his 88th Birthday. Education and Skilling initiative of JSPL Foundation are driving forces for our Chairman Sri Naveen Jindal’s Mission of making better tomorrow for India”.

Education has been an important area of intervention for JSPL Foundation. Inspired by the vision of Naveen Jindal who believes  in quality education, is building block of India’s tomorrow. Foundation has been providing financial support to more than 1000 economically weaker meritorious students across India for their higher studies through various scholarship schemes.

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