Enable a poor student to complete schooling by reimbursing the annual fee for Grade 11 or 12, INR 1000

" Overview

Vidya Poshak is a registered Non Government Organization (NGO), serving education community. The organization was started by a group of compassionate people in the year 2001 at Dharwad with the aim of supporting financially challenged bright students.

The Basics

Nurture Merit- Financial assistance is a well designed, structured and focused program to support bright students coming from economically challenged families. Vidya Poshak empowers underprivileged bright students through financial assistance by supporting their college fees, exam fee etc.

How It Works

• Courses supported are Engineering, Medical, Nursing, BSc Agri, BCA & BBA.
• The identification of students is done by physical visits to the student’s home by Vidya Poshak volunteers or staff to assess the need to ensure that only a deserving applicant received the assistance.
• The identification of a deserving student is based on academic merit and poverty.
• After verifying their eligibility, and verifying the fees etc. the scholarship cheque is handed over.
• The same students are helped till they finish their graduation, provided they pass the final exam every year with a minimum percentage.
• The programme has a well-structured monitoring and reporting procedure in place.
• The progress of each student is closely monitored throughout the support period.
• The contact details of students along with their profiles are provided to donors.


• 60% - Minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by the students each year in order to be supported by the Nurture Merit- Financial assistance programme

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
College fees& Exam fees, Travel expenses 900.00
Program support &Admin 100.00
Unit Price 1000
Total 1000
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Nurturing Merit – Story of Chaitra
Chaitra is an intelligent girl and has secured 98% in 10th grade. She is topper to her school. Her father is an attainder in M.G.C College and gets salary of Rs.4,000/- per month and mother is a house wife. Chaitra has a younger brother who is studying in 4th standard. The family resides in a small house of their relatives.
Vidya poshak identified her potential and supporting her through financial assistance program for the past two years.
At present she completed class XIIth with 97.00%, She Scored 100 out of 100 Marks in Mathematics, Biology and bagged I Rank to her College, And also she got 339 rank in medical in Karnataka CET

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