Wipro Foundation's Santoor Scholarship Program Empowering Young Women
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting has recently announced the
launch of the seventh edition of the Santoor Scholarship Program, in
collaboration with Wipro Cares. This initiative aims to offer financial
assistance to young women hailing from disadvantaged backgrounds who aspire to
pursue higher education after completing their grade 12 studies.
Acknowledging that education is a collective responsibility that
transcends the individual or family, the Santoor Scholarship Program was
established in the academic year 2016-17. Its primary goal is to contribute to
a more just and equitable society by facilitating access to higher education.
The program offers financial support of INR 24,000 per annum, encompassing
tuition fees, living expenses, and other related costs, to young women aspiring
to pursue higher education after completing their grade 12 education. To date,
the Santoor Women’s Scholarship Program has awarded over 6000 scholarships.
This year, the program is extending its support to 1900 deserving candidates in
the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Chhattisgarh.
P.S. Narayan, Global Head – Sustainability and Social
Initiatives at Wipro Limited, expressed, "We firmly believe that education
serves as a pivotal catalyst for societal change. Empowering women through
enhanced education contributes to creating a fair, equitable, and compassionate
The Santoor Scholarship Program is designed to bring about this
essential transformation in diverse communities and regions, with a special
focus on underserved backgrounds. At its core, this initiative embodies our
commitment to fostering grassroots social change through education, which acts
as a crucial enabler of multi-generational transformation at the individual,
family, and community levels."
Neeraj Khatri, Chief Executive of Wipro Consumer Care and
Lighting, shared his thoughts, stating, "Many young women confront
formidable challenges due to societal and cultural factors, particularly in
marginalized and underserved communities. For some, the lack of financial
resources jeopardizes their aspirations for higher education, making them susceptible
to issues such as early marriages, increased poverty, and further
disempowerment. The Santoor Scholarship Program serves as a platform to empower
these young women by providing them with the necessary resources to overcome
financial barriers and pursue higher education."
Reflecting on her personal experience, Ms. Prasanna Kumari, a
second-year B.Com student and beneficiary of the Santoor Scholarship Program,
shared, "I aspire to become an IAS officer in the future. However,
financing my studies presented a significant challenge. Being part of the
Santoor Scholarship Program has not only relieved me of my financial burden but
has also been a life-changing experience for me and my entire family,
empowering me to aspire to a brighter future. This program is more than just
financial aid; it symbolizes belief and support for women like me."
How to Apply for the Santoor
To apply for the Santoor
Scholarship, students must visit the Wipro Foundation website and fill out the
online application form. The application form requires students to submit their
personal information, academic details, and financial information. Students
must also submit a statement of purpose explaining why they are applying for
the scholarship and what they hope to achieve with their education. The
scholarship application window will remain open until October 15th, 2023.
The Wipro Foundation will select
the scholarship recipients based on their academic merit, financial need, and
commitment to their education.
If you are an underprivileged girl student, we encourage you to
apply for the Santoor Scholarship. The scholarship can help you to achieve your
educational goals and build a brighter future for yourself and your family.
For applying the Santoor Scholarship, visit - https://www.santoorscholarships.com/