GIVING WINGS TO DREAMS

4806

SCHOLARSHIPS

995

CURRENT STUDENTS

SDF

Over 15years

48

DOCTORS

61

NURSES

329

ENGINEERS

SCHOLAR SUCCESS STORIES



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PROCESS

Key Areas Managed by Vidyadhan

Identify

Our rigorous selection process considers every student’s academic merit and financial background alongside testing and interviews. Students who qualify are then listed on Vidyadhan for sponsorship.

Verify

Home visits and ongoing verification of all student submitted documents confirm the eligibility of our scholars. All milestones achieved by students while receiving scholarships are verified.

Monitor

Vidyadhan monitors the progress of each student. It further monitors usage of funds as per the requirement of SD Foundation. Communication through Vidyadhan is monitored to ensure policy compliance.

Mentor

Sponsors have the opportunity to connect one-on-one with their scholars, to mentor and empower them to reach their aspirational goals. Vidyadhan in turn provides life skills training and career counseling.

HOW

Vidyadhan selects underprivileged, meritorious students to be featured on its platform, along with short bios and academic credentials. The funding required for each student is presented. Once sponsored, Vidyadhan connects each sponsor with their selected scholar directly throughout the period of education supported. Engineering, medicine, nursing, ITI, vocational courses and three year undergraduate programs are the typical areas of education. Sponsorship commitments are between three and five years, depending on the program.

Sponsors select students based on personal preference. Once selection is complete, sponsors commit to financially support their student on a one-on-one basis throughout their education. This contribution provided by the sponsors in the form of a scholarship will not be a loan or an investment expecting financial returns. The sponsor may also monitor and mentor their student throughout their education.
Students update and maintain their profiles on Vidyadhan by providing details of the interests and achievements. Upon sponsorship, they must periodic updates regarding their academic progress. They are expected to maintain their grades and reach various milestones.

SPONSORSHIP AMOUNT

Your contribution can give wings to the dreams of a brilliant student and transform the lives of multiple generations.
MEDICINE
INR60,000
per year for 5.5 years
ENGINEERING
INR42,000
per year for 4 years
AGRICULTURE
INR48,000
per year for 4 years
LAW
INR30,000
per year for 5 years
Art, Science ...
INR30,000
FOR 3 YEARS
POST GRADUATION
INR42,000
FOR 2 YEARS

FAQ

What is the Vidyadhan Platform?

The Vidyadhan Platform is an initiative of The Sarojini Damodaran Foundation (SDF). It is envisioned to be an institutional information framework. The platform’s primary goal is to provide direct one to one connections between sponsors and deserving, economically underprivileged students. The Platform will facilitate scholarships and holistic support, including mentoring by the sponsors for the educational well-being of such students, in their pursuit of higher education and professional qualifications.

What will the platform not do?

Since the sponsorship funds will be directly sent from the sponsor to the student the platform will not receive any funds in the process and will not have access to the money transferred. The foundation also will have no access to the funds.
The platform/foundation will not charge any administrative, maintenance or transaction fees to the sponsors or students.

What sort of privacy measures are in place for the sponsors?

Sponsors can choose from multiple levels of privacy depending on the anonymity preferred. There are 4 levels of privacy available to the sponsor.
  • Public View The sponsor profile and student(s) sponsored is viewable to anyone viewing the SDF website
  • Sponsor Community View The sponsor profile and student(s) sponsored is viewable to all the registered sponsors on the platform and to only the student(s) selected by the sponsor
  • Student Community View The sponsor profile is viewable to all the registered students on the platform
  • Selected Student View The sponsor profile is viewable only to the student(s) selected by the sponsor
  • For all 4 levels of privacy the activity will be viewable to the Vidyadhan platform administrators. Communication between parties over the platform will be monitored to ensure compliance with policies.

How does a sponsor contribute to support a student?

The student will first setup a bank account with a Vidyadhan partner bank. This account will be used to receive contributions from the sponsor over the period of education supported. The sponsor can transfer to this account from around the world via money transfer agents such as Xoom, TransferWise, Money2India etc. The Vidyadhan platform will track, record and confirm once the contribution is received. While the platform will not have access to the money transferred it will monitor and record transfer for compliance with RBI regulations and for transparency.

Will the contribution be tax exempt?

The contribution will not be tax exempt since the amount is sent directly to the student for payment of school fees. The Vidyadhan platform will not have access to the contribution but will help facilitate the transfer of the contribution to the student selected by the sponsor. The platform and the foundation will not charge any administrative fees or any other kind of fees to anyone involved. This will reduce the sponsorship amount and will offset part of the tax benefit.

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