The generous support of the Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) donors has made for another successful year for the SHDF Scholarship Program. We continue our mission of – Transforming lives through higher education.
- We awarded 550 scholarships to economically disadvantages students in an amount of Rs. 1.2 crores equivalent to US $187,228.
- Our partner organization (Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council) distributed scholarship checks in ceremonies in Amritsar, Faridkot, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, and New Delhi during March-April 2017.
- Seventy percent recipients belonged to rural areas of Punjab and adjoining areas.
- All scholars belong to families much below the poverty line. Seventy-nine percent scholarships awarded to female students consistent with the past trend.