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Engineering, Medicine, Polytechnic
North South Foundation
Students on all India basis
North South Foundation (NSF) is a volunteer driven non-profit organization established in 1989.
Objective is to
• Develop human resources by giving scholarships to brilliant but needy students in India entering colleges, regardless of religion, gender, caste or creed
• Promote excellence in human endeavor by organizing Educational Contests for the kids in USA
• Help people achieve success regardless of religion, gender, caste, geographic origin by giving hope to those who may have none
The NSF Scholarship program in India provides scholarships to needy children who display academic excellence in India. NSF has distributed more than 1000 scholarships to students who need financial assistance. Assistance is given to undergraduate students entering into engineering, medicine or 3-year polytechnic (diploma in engineering) based on merit and financial need. NSF also considers BVSc, BSc Ag, B Pharma and Nursing courses. NSF uses uniform eligibility criteria to identify poor but meritorious students across chapters. Chapters are there in almost all main cities. For chapter list go through the official site.
The scholarship is an annual award and not a one-time payment. The student is eligible for the scholarship until graduation as long as he/she maintains high academic standards. NSF funds these scholarships by raising donations in the US. The local chapters located in various states in India do the commendable job of advertising to invite applications from students, screening these applications and selecting the most needy group of students who eventually become NSF scholarship recipients. Scholarship amounts range from INR 8,000 to INR 25,000 per student year.
Apart from reviewing academic records and income statements, NSF will also review the special circumstances under which the student is submitting his / her application. No assistance is provided for students at the high school level and those at the graduate (Master's) level in this category of scholarships.
Eligibility criteria for scholarships are listed below .
• Candidates who are in the top 10% in 10th or 12th or CET/JET ranks in their state
• Annual family income is less than Rs. 10,0000
• Secured admission to professional courses like Engineering, Medical, Dental, Nursing, Polytechnic, B.Sc (Agr), B.Pharm, B.V.Sc, etc. in government (or aided) college.
Preference to students coming from government schools and colleges
Preference to fresh students going to government colleges
Preference to students getting the top rank in the first attempt
Preference to students not getting other scholarships
North South Foundation is the last resort for financial assistance to a needy student
Candidates are short listed based on their applications and will be called for an interview along with their parents for final selection.
You can apply by downloading an application form, filling and sending it to the relevant chapter address given in each of the chapter pages. Application forms can be obtained by contacting the local chapters also. For a list of chapters and address visit the official website www.northsouth.org.
If you do not find your state listed as a chapter you can mail the form to the following address
North South Foundation
Room No.219-220, 2nd Floor
You can also apply online through the official website.
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