That there are more than 700,000 scholarships valued at ₹ 19000 crores available every year in India?
Of the 19000 crores, 9000 crores are from government sources and the rest are from non government sources.
If your answer is YES, welcome to the club. We also did not know until we met Ashutosh and Manasvi, co-founders of buddy4study.com. In fact Ashutosh is from a humble family background who would have benefited immensely had he known this info before he joined IMT, Ghaziabad for his MBA program.
It is said that necessity is the mother of invention. Based on his own experience and those of several others, Ashutosh and his friends, including his batchmates, set up the buddy4study platform a couple of years back. Simply put, buddy4study connects scholarship seekers with providers using the internet.
You will be astounded by the range of scholarships available – on the basis of merit, talent, economic backwardness, gender, disabilities, state, community, religion, provided by governments (state and central), Corporates, Foundations, Educational institutions and others including even individuals, every year. Scholarships are on offer for students right from third standard and goes upto doctoral programs. The sad part is that most people are unaware of the availability of scholarships and hence a good portion of these scholarships go unutilised.
Buddy4study, besides listing the scholarships on their website, helps students to understand, prepare and apply for scholarships on the basis of their individual needs and backgrounds, for a nominal fee. So far through their platform, scholarships worth about 6.5 crores have been disbursed. A very good start indeed. Technology plays a big role in the setting up of their platform, and the team has developed the ability to manage scholarship programs end to end comprehensively, from promoting scholarships to selection, evaluation, shortlisting, interviewing, final selection to administering and monitoring the scholarships till the scholar completes the program. The team and the platform has already won numerous awards and rewards, and are backed by credible institutions.
ShikshaDaan has tied up with buddy4study to offer scholarships to 20 students pursuing degree programs, be it art, science, commerce, engineering, medicine, or law. These scholarships are available until the student completes the degree program, subject to certain terms and conditions.
We wish that buddy4study reaches out sooner to the millions of students across India who would be benefited by these scholarships on offer, every year.
Do visit their website buddy4study for more details.