AUF launched a unique scholarship program in June-2014 which is specially tailored for students pursuing their education from government institutions, having annual family income below 1.5 Lakh Rupees. Last year, more than 1.5 lakh students registered for this scholarship exam through online and offline application mode.
This competition took place across the states of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana and Uttarakhand. Not only from the students, we received tremendous support from many educational institutions, teachers and district administrations.
Students who have secured more than 60 % marks in their last annual exams and are studying in 9th to 12th standard, and whose annual family income is less than 1.5 lakh are eligible for this scholarship program.
After a rigorous selection process (written examination and multiple round of interviews), a total of 38 students were selected for this scholarship program, 18 of which were from class 9th and 10th who got Rs.30, 000/- each, 18 were from class 11th and 12th and got Rs.50, 000/- each and 2 blind students one from class 10th and one from 12th category who got Rs.30, 000/- and Rs.50, 000/- respectively.
After the announcement of the scholarships, all 38 students were invited to Delhi for two days along with their guardians. On the first day, the students got a chance to understand how Amar Ujala works, and how the newspaper is designed. They interacted with senior Editors as well as Managing Director of Amar Ujala.
On the second day, the students visited eminent places of Delhi.