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Creating the next generation of achievers – Student scholarship program
Over 3,000 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.
Kirubakaran G, Chennai
Driven to succeed
Kirubakaran wanted to excel in his studies. But his father, a lorry driver and violent man, threw his books on several occasions. In such an atmosphere, he found it very difficult to concentrate. Moreover, it was extremely hard for his mother to pay for the school fees. But due to the scholarship from EY Foundation, his life has changed for the last three years. Today, he scores more than 90 perecnt marks in almost all subjects.
Monideepa Adhikary, Kolkata
Realizing her true potential
Monideepa comes from a lower-middle class family. She believes that a student not only needs financial support but that mental strength is much more important to encourage the students to continue their studies irrespective of their environment. According to her, the counselling programs played an important part in helping her discover her true potential to pursue her career efficiently.