Meet our 2017 Shadhika Scholars

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2017 Shadhika Scholars

We’re excited and proud to announce our 2017 Shadhika College Scholarship recipients! These 25 young women come from all backgrounds and corners of India. Their fields of study range from nursing, to accounting, to education, to pharmacology, to the Arts – we even have one young woman who will be pursuing her MBA.

Due to the high cost of education, cultural stigmas, and the threat of child marriage, few young women in India get the opportunity to go to college or pursue vocational training. Shadhika is changing this one girl at a time.

 

Shadhika’s Scholars Program provides financial support to young women who have been leaders on girls’ rights issues in their communities. Candidates are nominated annually by Shadhika’s partners and selected on a competitive process. Scholars receive full or partial scholarships of up to $2,000 a year for one to three years to cover the costs to attend degree college or vocational school. The Scholars’ program itself is a donor circle. Participating donors commit a minimum of $500 a year for three years. Donors can also attend educational sessions to learn more about key issues impacting girls in India. For more information on Shadhika’s Scholars, please contact info@shadhika.org.
Our 2017 scholars are:
Ramya, Sociology – Baale Mane                            Shilpa, Sociology – Baale Mane
Vidya, Commerce – Baale Mane                            Vaideshwari, Journalism – Baale Mane
Mamta, Nursing – Buddha’s Smile School          Annu, Nursing – Buddha’s Smile School
Divya, Commerce – CWDR                                     Nithya, Pharmacology – CWDR
Philome, Pharmacology – CWDR                          Vishali, Commerce – CWDR
Razia, MBA, – STOP India                                      Reshma, Nursing – STOP India
Amaksoom, Nursing – STOP India                       Gulapsa, Education – STOP India
Bulti, Arts – Uddami                                                Amrita, Arts – Uddami
Sneha, Commerce – VACHA                                  Shehnaz, Banking & Insurance – VACHA
Poonam, Economics – VACHA                              Sabah, Accounting – VACHA
Radha, Accounting    VACHA                                Durga, Pharmacology – VACHA
Savita, Fashion Design – VACHA                          Aanchal, Journalism – VACHA
Alaka, Social Work – VACHA