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.30000/- per annum 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 India i.e. the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir and Chandigarh besides Delhi. The programme is fully funded by Sikh Human Development Foundation(SHDF), USA. Annual number of scholarships has increased from 22 in 2000-01 to more than 650 in 2017-18. From 2000-01 onwards more than 3200 have been awarded this scholarship. Applications are invited from eligible students in April/May every year through advertisement in newspapers and through Nishkam’s website www.nishkam.org. The students pursuing professional courses from recognized universities and whose family’s total income is less than Rs. 1,80,000/- and have obtained at least 60% marks in their last exam are eligible for this scholarship. Students have to undergo written test and interview for securing scholarship.