Creating the next generation of achievers
Ernst & Young’s student scholarship program will support 5,000 students by 2013
Over 3,000 students from government schools have been benefited by the scholarship program till date. Students are selected on merit-cum-means basis and are mostly from vernacular medium schools. About 60% of the students are girls and 16% are from the SC/ST communities.
Ernst & Young extends its support for a period of five to six years, based on the course each student has opted for. Students are offered English language and soft skills training as well as career guidance during this period. We also plan to help with job placements in the near future. Additionally, this program supports children of the contract staff at Ernst & Young.
Read about some of the students supported by the Ernst & Young Foundation’s scholarship grant.
Sukanya Sriram, Chennai
An MBA aspirant and a part-time teacher
Sukanya is a B.Sc. (Maths) student at Chennai’s Meenakshi College and aspires to complete her MBA. Her ambition is to earn a lot of money, so she can help other children realize their dreams. She has made a start by teaching underprivileged children in her neighborhood for free.
Indrani Basak, Kolkata
Driven to succeed
Indrani is a 2010 topper of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam from the Kolkata district and is pursuing higher education at the PG Medical College, Kolkata. She is among those who do not need external counseling or motivation, and is very clear about her goal of becoming a doctor. Indrani is supported by the Ernst & Young Foundation’s scholarship grant since 2008.
Animesh Dutta, Kolkata
Playing multiple roles
With a whirlwind routine that will leave many workaholics amazed, Animesh used to wake up at 3:00 a.m. to pick up milk, bread, flowers and deliver them until 6:00 a.m. He would then attend school from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m and after spending some time at home in the evening, he would travel close to 10 km to buy vegetables for re-selling to wholesalers. All this,to earn just INR 100 a day. This 18 year old wonder kid studies Sanskrit at school and wants to pursue teaching this language. He believes people are drifting away from Sanskrit and need to stay connected to this language, which is a unique part of Indian cultural heritage.