I am the change scholarship is an initiative of Team Everest NGO through which we provide scholarship for single parented and parentless students, who are financially poor, good at academics and willing to do their graduation.
Students from Tamilnadu who are currently in plus-2 and would write their public examination by March, 2016 are eligible for this scholarship to join their graduation.
In India today, only 10% of our children go on to college. We, Team Everest believe that education is the only sustainable solution to overcome poverty.
Hence we have launched 'I am the Change Scholarship' for single parented and parentless students who are financially poor, good at academics and willing to do their graduation. Team Everest will sponsor up to Rs 30,000 per student per year for fees and Rs 5000 for training purposes. This scholarship will be provided till a student completes their graduation provided they meet our criteria throughout the course period.
Team Everest will also conduct weekend training programs to train the students on the various skills to ensure that they are job-ready when they graduate.
Under this scholarship, students are not just beneficiaries. They will act as 'Change agents' too. Hence, every student who receive the scholarship will do internship with Team Everest and will commit to certain number of volunteering hours each month to make a difference in the community they live in.
Note: We have allocated 25% of the scholarship slots for students who are affected by Chennai floods during Dec-2015.
Any student who have all the below criteria are eligible and apply for this scholarship:
1) Parentless or Single Parented
- The student should have lost both their parent or at least one of them because of death or other reasons.
2) Good Academic Scores
- The student should have scored more than 70% to be eligible for this scholarship
- Students who are badly affected by recent floods in Tamilnadu are also eligible for this scholarship.
- The family income should be less than Rs 2 Lakhs per annum to be eligible for this scholarship
- Willing to study any of the professional degree in Arts & Science, Engineering or Medicine
- Admission under management quota not allowed.
- Students from Tamilnadu who are currently in plus-2 and would write their public examination by March, 2016 are eligible for this scholarship to join their graduation. The student should be willing to study in any of the colleges in and around Chennai and available for weekend training program and internship in Chennai.
- The applicant should be from Government, government aided or corporation schools in Tamilnadu. Private school students are not eligible for this scholarship.
3) Affected by Floods:
4) Financially Poor
5) Professional Degree
7) Govt/Govt Aided or Corporation Schools
- Upto Rs 30,000 to all students irrespective of streams.
- Additional Rs 5000 per year for student training, internship programs
- Total cost per student for scholarship would be Rs 35,000.
- Student Should Score 70% and above consistently.
- No arrear
- Attend 100 hours of weekend training program ever year.
- Mandatory 'I am the Change' internship:
- Day College - Commit to minimum of 2 Social activities each month (Minimum 8 hours a month)
- Evening College - We would be arranging specific projects for them.
Team Everest will have a stringent selection process to select students for the scholarship program. Any student who meets the criteria's mentioned above can apply for 'I am the Change Scholarship'.
From the list of students applied, Team Everest will shortlist the students based on various criteria's, interviews and background verification checks.
Students would be finalized between May 2016 to August 2016 depending upon when their courses starts. Decision of Team Everest would be final.
Apply for Scholarship
To apply for this scholarship, please call our Scholarship helpdesk number 89396 12365. After verifying the eligibility of the student, they would be asked to come to Chennai Everest office to apply in person for this scholarship.
Team Everest is sponsoring the education of school and college students from 2006. Recently in 2015, we launched a school Scholarship program for 100 parentless and single parented kids in Arni, Tiruvannamalai Dt, Tamilnadu called 'Smile 100'.
Watch the below video to know the 'Journey of SMILE 100'.
Sponsor a Student
We look forward for support from volunteers towards this initiative. You have the option to make one time donation or a monthly donation. A donor can either donate the full student fees of Rs 35,000 per year as one time donation/monthly donation or pay part of the fees with minimum amount being Rs 100 per month.
1) All donations to Team Everest are Tax exempted under 80G
2) Donors would get an option to choose a student of their choice and make their donation. Team Everest will build a website listing profiles of all students and will enable volunteers to select students they wish to support. However, for the first year, it will take 6 months from the student selection period to setup this website.
3) Team Everest will share the contact number, address of students once 1-to-1 mapping is done through our website. We wish to take Donor-Student relationship to Mentor-Student relationship.
4) Up on request, we can also schedule a skype call between a student and donor once the 1-to-1 relationship is established.