Scholarships for Girls

We currently provide scholarships to 82 socially and economically disadvantaged girls spread across 57 villages in Nainital, Almora and Bageshwar districts to enable them to complete their schooling. The girls are selected from class 6th onwards and support is provided to them till they complete class 12th. Chirag covers the cost of their stationery, textbooks, uniforms and school fees and also monitors their health through periodic medical check-ups. In addition, the girls are also provided tuition support in different subjects. Two main selection criteria include socio-economic status of the household as well as the girls academic prowess. The selection process includes the following:

  • Gram Panchayats are requested to send in names of girls in their villages who meet the socio-economic criteria outlined by Chirag.
  • The girls then appear for a test, basis which a shortlist is prepared for girls eligible for the scholarship.
  • Visits are paid to the homes of the shortlisted girls to verify that they meet the socio-economic criteria.

Apart from financial support for their education from the 6th to 12th grade, we also aim to equip the girls with the necessary life skills needed to evolve into educated, empowered women. To do so, we organize different workshops concerning topics such as vocational training and personality development and offer career counselling.