Sikh Human Development Foundation (S.H.D.F.), U.S.A., Scholarship Programme
for students pursuing Professional Courses
This programme aims at supporting brilliant undergraduate students, who maintain model conduct and aspire to achieve excellent results. Under this programme, scholarships up to Rs.24000/- per annum along with incentives to toppers are granted to students going for professional courses, depending on their needs, aspirations and the courses to be pursued by them. The scholarship is renewable on annual basis during tenure of the course.
This programme is already being implemented in Northern part of Indiai.e. the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir and Chandigarhbesides Delhi. The programme is funded by Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF), USA. Annual number of scholarships has increased from 22 in 2000-01 to more than 500 in 2011-12. From 2000-01 onwards more than 2250 have secured the scholarships. Applications are invited from eligible students in March every year through advertisement in newspapers and through Nishkam’s website www.nishkam.org. Students have to undergo written test and interview for securing scholarship.