Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Punjab’s pvt colleges refuse to enrol SC students on scholarship as state fails to pay

Unaided private colleges in Punjab have decided not to enrol Scheduled Caste (SC) students under the centrally-sponsored post-matric scholarship scheme from the coming session. Reason: The state government has failed to release its share of Rs 1,250 crore for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic sessions. The decision will affect over three lakh SC students admitted to around 1,000 private colleges across the state. Under the scheme, which was launched in 2007, SC students studying in post-matric classes are awarded scholarship ranging from Rs 230 to Rs 1,200 per month. The…

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NDA’S SCHOLARSHIP MONEY CONFUSION BAFFLES CADETS

NDA’S SCHOLARSHIP MONEY CONFUSION BAFFLES CADETS

Zilla Parishad was unavailable for comment despite repeated attempts. Cadet Om Bawiskar’s (in pic) father complained about the issue Every candidate was supposed to get Rs 50,000; Zilla Parishad claims it is the total money to be distributed among the three selected; aspirants to get Rs 10,000 each Parents of a bright National Defence Academy (NDA) cadet recently applied for the Rs 50,000 scholarship endorsed by Pune Zilla Parishad (ZP) to encourage praiseworthy candidates from the district. They were in for a rude shock when they received a letter saying…

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Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

Students awarded for achievements, helping others in scholarship haul

LEWISTON — More than $69,000 in local scholarship money was awarded to Johannesburg Lewiston High School students this year at the school’s senior awards ceremony May 31, at Congregational United Church in Lewiston. Danica Nowak, Johannesburg-Lewiston High School counselor who helps students connect with awards and scholarships, said this year she has noticed an increase in community-based scholarships. “It’s nice to see that the scholarship money is increasing because of course tuition rates are also going up,” Nowak said. “I really think that we have a generous community, and I…

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Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

Government mulls special scholarship program for Okinawan students

The government is considering creating a scholarship program for Okinawa Prefecture, Yosuke Tsuruho, minister for Okinawa and Northern Territories affairs, said Wednesday. The government aims to increase the continuing education rate of Okinawan students as the proportion of children living in poverty in the prefecture is nearly double the national average. At a meeting of a Okinawa promotion council, Tsuruho said that the central government hopes to launch an exclusive scholarship program for the prefecture that is separate from the student grant program the education ministry started in April for…

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Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Richard Sherman Gives College Scholarship to HS Student After Improved Grades

Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman believes good grades are important, and he put his money where his mouth is for one student. According to Wes McElroy of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the All-Pro cornerback promised to personally fund a scholarship for Hershai James of Varina High School in Virginia on the condition she became an honor roll student as a senior. When James held up her end of the bargain, so did Sherman. “It goes back to knowledge is power and if you have knowledge you’re going…

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Kongu Welfare Trust disburses scholarship to students

Kongu Welfare Trust disburses scholarship to students

Kongu Welfare Trust disbursed close to ₹ 3.66 crore as scholarship to as many as 1,530 students of Kongu Engineering College, Kongu Polytechnic College, Kongu Arts and Science College, Kongu National Matriculation School, and Kongu School of Architecture during the annual Academic Excellence Award function on Monday. The scholarship covered academic excellence cash prize for top 5 % of students, AICTE Few Waiver Scheme, University Fee Waiver Scheme, Sports Quota, free education assistance by KVIT Trust, assistance for government school students and those belonging to KNMS, concession for children of…

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Tibetan Scholarship Programme 2018-19 announces its finalists

Tibetan Scholarship Programme 2018-19 announces its finalists

The representative from U.S. Embassy New Delhi, Matthew Asada and Ngodup Tsering, Tibetan education minister in-exile held a joint press conference in Dharamshala yesterday and announced the name of six finalists and five alternates for the 2018-19 “Tibetan Scholarship Programme”. The Tibetan Scholarship programme was established in 1987 through legislation to educate future Tibetan leaders. Since then 435 Tibetans have attended US universities under its auspices, including Lobsang Sangay, the current President of Central Tibetan Administration. The programme is administered by a New York-based non-governmental organization, The Tibet Fund in…

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Yonkers students honored at scholarship ceremony

Yonkers students honored at scholarship ceremony

HASTINGS – Seven Italian-American high school seniors were honored for their hard work at the Enrico Fermi Education Fund scholarship ceremony on Sunday. Each of the winners received $5,000 in scholarship money from the organization. District Attorney Anthony Scarpino was the keynote speaker at the event. He says it is important for students to get an education in order to achieve their goals. The organization has been honoring generations of Italian-Americans with the scholarship for 54 years. [“Source-westchester”]

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3 lakh quota students in Maharashtra deprived of scholarship

3 lakh quota students in Maharashtra deprived of scholarship

Over three lakh students from various reservation categories in Maharashtra did not get scholarships even as the academic year comes to an end. Despite repeated follow-ups, the affected students and their educational institutes have failed to get their dues. Lack of funds and a continuous software glitch in the scholarship portal are being cited as two main reasons for the deadlock. Over three lakh students from the underprivileged communities of schedule castes, other backward classes, denotified and nomadic tribes are anxious and disappointed. “Several colleges have been unable to submit…

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Ronnie Screwvala does a first in Asia, launches Rs 100 cr scholarship fund

Ronnie Screwvala does a first in Asia, launches Rs 100 cr scholarship fund

Online education start-up co-founder Ronnie Screwvala has initiated an online scholarship fund, Asia’s first, with a first closing of Rs 100 crore and an aim to get to Rs 400 crore over the next 3-4 years. He has invested an initial corpus of Rs 10 crore and will raise the rest from like-minded individuals and companies as well as from CSR funding. The Fund will also partner with UpGrad, an online education platform co-founded by Screwvala. “We need 125 million young Indians in post-graduation studies and not more than 30…

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