Making a difference in a changing world
Education is empowerment
Creating the next generation of achievers
Over 2,500 students from government schools are currently benefitting from the scholarship program. 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.
EY 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 EY.
Read about some of the students supported by the EY Foundation’s scholarship grant.
Supriya Khandare, Mumbai
Fulfilling her dreams
Supriya was determined to become a doctor to cater to the health issues, especially of the less privileged people. Her parents meagre earning were hardly helping them meet the two ends and wanted her to take up some other less expensive profession. Even though Supriya could not qualify for admission in a government medical college in the first attempt, she re-appeared for the entrance exams and made her way to become a doctor. Supriya and her family feels fortunate to have received the EY Foundation scholarship to make it possible to fulfil her dream.
Driven to succeed
After completing college (BE – Mechanical Engineering at Velammal Institute of Technology, Chennai), Maharaja was doing a part-time business in the evenings. His mother is the only other earning member in the family. It was very difficult for him to continue pursuing his engineering course because of the financial situation at home. The EY Foundation’s scholarship grant was a blessing; he now aspires to be a mechanical maestro in his field.
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.