SHDF plans to award over 500 SHDF scholarship to bright but needy students and transform their lives through higher education for the 2016 academic year. We have received more than 1300 new scholarship applications. In addition, 284 students have applied to renew their existing scholarships after meritoriously clearing their yearly examination. The minimum selection criteria for the applicants is as follows: the student should be enrolled in a recognized institution or university in India and pursuing a diploma, degree or a postgraduate course; the student should have secured 60% or more marks in their examinations from the year before and gross family yearly income should be less than Rs. 1,50,000.
SHDF Division, New Delhi screened these applications for missing information and clarifications, and short-listed 1037 applicants for the written test. After conducting written tests and interviews, they have short-listed ~ 800 applications. SHDF, USA team will be reviewing these applications during the month of December and January, to finalize the list.