M3M Foundation awards over 500 scholarships to support education of underprivileged students


GURGAON: The M3M Foundation on National Education Day awarded more than 500 scholarships to students from socially and economically weaker sections from across the country to support their education.
A Total of 1557 applications were received from 26 states and union territories of India in the category of foundation, preparatory, middle, secondary, senior secondary, bachelors, masters and above. After assessing these applications, 556 applications were shortlisted from different categories based on their academic excellence. The applicants with the excellent academic record were shortlisted. A total of 56 girls got the support for their lifetime education and 44 more girls from the families of construction workers have been identified for the same, under M3M foundation’s unique initiative Buniyaad.
Scholarships have been announced on Thursday on National Education Day which includes 50% girls. The beneficiaries are meritorious belonging to low-income families, average annual income of these families are approximately Rs 80, 000. Senior secondary have the highest 66% (Including 37% Girls) share and the majority of scholars are from West Bengal, Karnataka followed by Maharashtra and Telangana. Scholarships for professional courses awarded to 24% candidates (Including 70% Girls) and the majority of scholars are from Karnataka and Maharashtra.
Payal Kanodia, Trustee, M3M Foundation said, they are dedicated to work towards bringing education to those, who don’t have access to it. “We have been adopting innovative sustainable models to address the existing social inequalities around us. “Saakshar” is our signature programme meticulously designed to address the core issue of inaccessible and unaffordable education. As I always believe, education is the movement from darkness to light,” said Kanodia, adding that they are looking forward to these students coming out with flying colours and contributing to the country’s development.

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