Pune: The Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) has announced its annual UG-PG Scholarship for the year 2017-18.
The Foundation has invited applications from candidates who wish to pursue Post-Graduate studies in any discipline in Pune district and those who wish to pursue Graduate studies in any of the following disciplines in Pune District - Engineering in all streams (BE, Diploma, 2nd Year Engg. After Diploma), Science, Pharmacy (1st Year and direct 2nd Year after D.Pharm) and Nursing.
Only those candidates who are in their first academic year in 2017-2018 are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The scholarship is awarded for the entire period of the course subject pertaining to the high performance set by the criteria.
In addition to the scholarship, various training programmes are conducted to develop the girls into confident young women. “We conduct around 600 courses, which include self-defence, computer awareness, etc, for the girls who have been offered the scholarship throughout
That’s the reason the programme is for the girls studying in Pune district, no matter where they are from. We don’t just want to give them money, but also mentor them to become independent women,” said Lila Poonawala, Chairperson of Lila Poonawala Foundation.
Started in the year 1996, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to 5,848 deserving young ladies. “This year, we aim to target more than 900 girls in Pune district and around 1,500 overall for the scholarship programme,” Poonawala said.
The last date to submit the application forms for Post graduation is
The last date for the rest of the courses are: Science - August 16, Diploma in Engineering - August 16, Engineering (BE) - August 18, Pharmacy - August 24, Engineering after Diploma - August 26 and Nursing - September 12.
In addition to the scholarship, various training programmes are conducted to develop the girls into confident young women.