Press Trust of India|Oct 26, 2021
- PI India to provide scholarships to students orphaned due to COVID-19
PI India to provide scholarships to students orphaned due to COVID-19
“Digital Bharti” is an initiative of “Parliamentarians with innovators for India” providing school fees assistance, device support, counselling support, etc. to many orphaned and vulnerable children across India.
NEW DELHI: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of many children, countless kids have lost both their parents, while many are merely surviving with a single parent, who struggle to take care of them emotionally and financially.
To help such vulnerable children, PI Indian has started an initiative “Digital Bharti.” This initiative will help students who have lost both or either of their parents in the current Covid-19 crisis by providing them with scholarships to continue their education.
The initiative will also provide education fee assistance, digital learning vouchers, device support, and counselling support for the overall development of children.
It further aims to support these students for a period of the next 5 years. On a need basis, they would be given coupons that they can use to purchase educational subscriptions at leading ed-tech companies. Also, they would be given access to laptops and tablets to further support their learning.
Parent/guardians/children can check the official website to apply for the scholarship, digitalbharati.org.
What is the eligibility criteria for availing scholarship?
Need cum crisis based scholarship.
Students who lost their parent(s) since January 2020.
No minimum academic percentage, however, students should be continuing their education.
PAN India students are eligible to participate.
Death certificate along with identity proof of parent/guardian.
Any guardian/parent can fill the form on behalf of the student (Uncle, aunty, teacher, tutor, grandparents).
Digital verification of selected beneficiaries.
What is the criteria for scholarship renewal?
Based on the following criteria, students will be considered for their scholarship renewal in successive years
No dropout (from regular academic sessions)
Final decision by a selection committee based on student need as well as availability of resource
What is the procedure for fund disbursement?
Voucher codes will be transferred on an annual basis to students/guardians. Students need to meet renewal scholarship eligibility criteria and upload the following documents in an online scholar tracking system.
- Admission proof that they have progressed in next year.
- Academic grade report that they passed the last exam.
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