BENGALURU: Wipro Consumer Care & Lighting disbursed the third edition of its Santoor Scholarship Programme to shortlisted girl students from the three states of the country.
Santoor Women’s Scholarship program supports underprivileged girls for college education. Every year, 900 students from the three states receive a scholarship of Rs. 24,000 per annum for all the years of their study to cover expenses such as tuition fees, books and other expenses incidental to education. In the three years, the program has benefited 2,700 women to complete their higher studies.
Of the thousands of applications received 300 students from each of the three states were selected and scholarship awarded. This year a significant number of students belong to the backward regions. Of the applicant’s highest number of applications were from students opting to study science and arts courses and nearly a third opted for technical courses and skill-based courses.
Anil Chugh, President – India Business, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting said, “Girls from lower economic strata of society face several challenges and the Santoor Women’s Scholarship program aims to economically support them to complete their education.”
Girl students who have completed their 12th standard from a Government institution and secured admission for the undergraduate programme are eligible to apply. In order to encourage students to study humanities, liberal arts, and sciences, the company has earmarked nearly 60% of the scholarship to such courses. Preference is given to applicants hailing from backward districts.