Meet our 2019 Shadhika Scholars



Meet our 2019 Shadhika Scholars! We’re so excited and proud to announce our 2019 Shadhika College Scholarship recipients. These 30 young women come from all backgrounds and corners of India. Their fields of study include nursing, accounting, education, the arts, and much more. Due to the high cost of education, cultural stigmas, and the threat of child marriage, few young women in India get the opportunity to attend college or pursue vocational training. Shadhika is changing this one girl at a time with our Shadhika Scholars program.


The Shadhika Scholars Program provides financial support to young women who are 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 per year for one to three years of study at a college or vocational school. The Scholars program itself is a donor circle. Participating donors commit between $500 to $1,500 a year for three years. For more information on the Shadhika Scholars Donor Circle, visit this page or contact


Aanchal, Commerce: Banking & Insurance – Vacha
Divya, Commerce: Hotel Management – Baale Mane
Amkamsoon, Science: Nursing – STOP
Farhana, Science: Vocational Medical Imaging Tech – Vacha
Pooja, Commerce: Manager – Vacha
Afreen, Science: Information Technology – Vacha
Parvati, Commerce: Banking & Insurance – Vacha
Sabina, Commerce: Banking – Vacha
Muskan, Science: Information Technology – Vacha
Iramnaaz, Arts: Air Transporation – Vacha
Asiya, Commerce: Hotel Management – Baale Mane
Afsana, Arts: Education – STOP
Masum, Arts: Education – STOP
Reshma, Science: Nursing – STOP
Chanda, Arts: Public Service Commission – Vacha
Suman, Commerce: Accounting & Finance – Vacha
Arifa, Commerce: Interior Design – Vacha
Nashra, Commerce: Communication & Sports – Vacha
Meena, Science: Medical or Computer Science – Vacha
Pushpa, Science: Medical or Computer Science – Vacha
Simran, Commerce: Legislative Law – Vacha
Mirekha, Commerce: Business – Baale Mane
Navya, Commerce: Business Administration – Baale Mane
Vidyashree, Commerce: Business – Baale Mane
Mahima, Science: Engineering Food Processing & Technology – Jabala
Morjina, Arts: History, Bengali, Philosophy – Jabala
Tajdina, Arts: English – Jabala
Beauty, Commerce: Business – Jabala
Beauti, Arts: Bengali – Jabala
Nurmahal, Science: Electronic & Instruments – Jabala