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, accounting, and education to pharmacology and 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.

The Shadhika 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 in a competitive process. Scholars receive full or partial scholarships of up to $2,000 a year for one to three years of study at a 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 the Shadhika Scholars Donor Circle, visit this page or contact

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