School Level Scholarships
Realizing the large gap in the number of students who begin their schooling and complete it by the time they reach senior secondary level, Nishkam took a step in the direction of helping students realize their dreams before having to drop it due to lack of financial resources. The school level scholarships, granted by Nishkam, are funded by several dedicated gracious souls including Relief Committee of Greater New York.
Presently, these scholarships are being granted by Nishkam to support the educational ambitions of students in aided schools in Delhi and Shahbad (Haryana) and are likely to be extended soon to Punjab. With a transparent process in place, Nishkam ensures that the funds received from these sources are put to good use for the stated purpose.
Eligibility Criteria to Obtain Scholarship
The school level scholarship is meant and reserved for students studying in classes 6th to 12th. To assess the eligibility of the scholarship by a student, scrutiny of documents is carried out by the staff to check the background of the candidates and to evaluate their potential to continue their studies up to the senior secondary level. A dedicated team of volunteers ensures that the funds are granted to really needy candidates.
Further, a student must have achieved a minimum of 60% marks in the annual examinations of the preceding years from the time of applying for the scholarship. Preference is giving to orphans, children of needy widows and the families in which the earning member is incapacitated due to illness or some other reason.
Glimpses of Achievements by Nishkam
Every year, around 300 students receive financial assistance from Nishkam to continue their education after primary schooling. Since its inception in the year 2001, the organization has funded more than Rs. 182 Lac of education grants to students desirous of continuing their studies.
At present, more than 10000 students have received the benefit of scholarship aid through our channel and have successfully completed their higher secondary education.
Every year, applications for new scholarships are invited in the month of July through Newspaper advertisement and the same is hosted on the official website of Nishkam as well. Students are informed to keep track of the same at the said time to avail the benefit of the scholarship on a timely basis.
In association with several other dedicated organizations, Nishkam is committed to organizing career counselling camps for students appearing in classes 10th and 12th. The main objective of these counselling camps is to assist students in choosing the right career direction, based on their interests and aptitude for learning.
Besides providing a scholarship, Nishkam is also committed to providing tuition to students studying in classes 1st to 12th. The same is provided at dedicated tuition centres attributed to Nishkam. Students also receive English language learning at these centres.
With the gracious support of our donors, Nishkam is running dual projects which go by the name of Master Harbans Singh Memorial Scholarships and Relief Committee scholarship which is sponsored by the Relief Committee of Greater New York. These are perpetual scholarships and are disbursed to the student on continuous merit.
With the continuous support of our donors, Nishkam strives to continue helping needy students realize their dreams. There is no discrimination with any student on religion or caste, creed and objective to serve for welfare of all.