The objective of this project is to provide financial assistance for quality education to deserving students from rural background who are financially unsound. These students are either identified by our volunteers and surveyors or brought to our attention by the community members themselves. Punya members then interact with these selected students to understand their career goals and aspirations as well as their financial circumstances. If the Punya volunteers are convinced by the student’s case, financial help is offered by channelizing the funds of interested donors to them. It should be noted that this assistance is totally based on merit. Continued financial assistance may also require the student to keep his academic performance above a certain level. All else being equal, this project gives emphasis to girl child education. A few well deserving cases have been identified, selected and provided with financial assistance to pursue higher education, beyond 10th grade, funds for which have been donated by individual donors.
Below are the recipients of Punya Scholarship Program since 2009: