Our Profile

Why?

Children who have had to suffer the violence of poverty and prejudice from the day they were born develop an inner strength. Their demand for life, their need to survive, gives birth to a spirit of innovation second to none.

That spirit, when recognised, cared for and mentored is a massive power source, a power that will promote the individual and change society.

Only through education can this come about.



What we do

Vahani Scholarship is a non-profit organisation that recognises the importance of opening doors for the exceptionally brilliant underprivileged children in India. Our mission is to send Indian students who come from extenuating circumstances to the top universities across India. We take a two-pronged approach: full financial support combined with on-going personal mentorship.

By creating a close-knit community of scholars with exceptional talent, we hope to create leaders who will be the inspiration and agents of change in their local communities.
We have no religious or political affiliations.

We created Vahani as we saw a gap in support for higher education. We provide close mentorship to each student through our board members and network of professionals in Delhi. This includes guidance in the selection of colleges, courses, internships. Senior Vahani scholars guide mentor the new scholars closely building a family like community.


Scholarship:

For the first year, Vahani Scholarship will nurture and fund 20 individuals with exceptional and untapped capability from India to study at top Universities across the country for an undergraduate degree course.

The scholarship will include:

  • Full Financial Support
    • A full tuition fee paid for an undergraduate degree course
    • Accommodation
    • A tablet and working materials
    • A round trip travel ticket

  • Mentorship
    • Pre-university: Intensive training course consisting of personal skill development; application guidance; leadership development; English classes; computer classes; psychological counselling; cultural adjustment through training and exchange programmes
    • During and post university: internship opportunities; career counsellors; pairing with working professionals; mentorship by older students; internal guidance; get-togethers; workshops; debates

  • Selection and Award:
    • 20 candidates
    • A balanced gender ratio

Vision

To create an India where the most gifted children flourish, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race or gender.

Marshalling gifted underserved students and committed educational philanthropists, we will enable such an ideal to manifest.



Mission

Our mission is to facilitate education to 20 children per year from India by funding and training them to attend the top universities across India. We hope to bring about a change in their home communities and seek to build a network in every state in India.

We believe in a holistic approach by mentoring these exceptional children so that their talent is harnessed to become future leaders in the public, private, non-profit sectors and in their home communities.