Educational Scholarships

In addition to training at Hariharananda Vocational Training Center, Grassroots India also grants full and partial scholarships to colleges and industrial training institutes (ITI). A strong emphasis is placed on girls continuing their academic education through +2. It is common in rural Odisha for parents to educate their sons but claim a lack of funds when it comes to educating their daughters. After qualifying the applicants, educational scholarships are available for college admission, exam fees and textbooks. 

 


College Admission & Exam Fees,
Textbooks, Library Books

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In addition to training at Hariharananda Vocational Training Center, Grassroots India also grants full and partial scholarships to colleges and industrial training institutes (ITI). A strong emphasis is placed on girls continuing their academic education through +2. It is common in rural Odisha for parents to educate their sons but claim a lack of funds when it comes to educating their daughters. After qualifying the applicants, educational scholarships are available for college admission, exam fees and textbooks. During 2015-18 we granted two +2 arts college scholarships to students who stayed in residence at Hariharananda Vocational Training Center due to their family condition. We also had two students taking a +3 correspondence course while they completed their vocational training. Two girls were sponsored for ITI government-certified training, one in tailoring and one in information technology. One nursing student received a partial scholarship for her ANM nursing course. Several nursing students completed their internships at hospitals and nursing homes and found suitable employment. Textbook scholarships are given to poor students from 9th-12th Std. Library book scholarships are available for colleges.

The Grassroots India staff guides students through online admission procedures and taking exams. Periodic visits are made to colleges to check on the students’ attendance and performance. At HVTC, books were added to the dormitory and computer room libraries, and newspapers were delivered daily with current events discussed at weekly House Meetings.


classroomAcademic Tuition

Tuition was provided to our students Monday-Saturday from 7:30-9pm in various subjects such as mathematics, English, Odia, and history. Mr. Bijay Nath, an award winning headmaster for a government Odia medium school, conducted the classes from 2015-17. The students’ educational qualifications vary from illiterate to those studying +3 under-graduate courses. Academic education and tuition are consistently encouraged and residential students are given books and tuition free of charge. Qualified students, staying at home in the village, are also able to apply for tuition grants.