My Himachal HOPE Scholarships 2008

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My Himachal Scholarships Committee announces HOPE (Helping Outstanding Pupils’ Education) Scholarships to help deserving bona fide Himachali students (up to 10+2 level) pay for tuition fees, books and school uniforms for the academic year 2008-2009 on Merit-cum-Means basis.

Form and Further Details: Hindi Version English Version

My Himachal members and subscribers residing in Himachal, are urged to download & print copies of these forms, visit their local schools and make representations to the respective school principals and contacts to encourage them to make as many copies of these and distribute them amongst the students who may wish to apply for the scholarship this year.

My Himachal members residing outside Himachal, can send these forms to their relatives and contacts in Himachal to help us reach out to students who may need financial assistance for education.

My Himachal will also announce scholarships for degree/diploma and post-graduate level bona fide Himachali students in August 2008. Stay tuned !!!

For any questions/concerns regarding the My Himachal HOPE Scholarships, please send an email to [email protected]

I would like to thank Mr. Vinay Jamwal and Mr. Anuj Butail for their sincere efforts and contributions towards this program. I would also like to thank Dr. Des Raj Kashyap, Mr. Sumant Sood and Dr. Sudarshan Vatsayayan for their reviews and comments during the process of developing this program.

Best Regards,

Anil Chandel
Treasurer, My Himachal

Born in Bilaspur, Himachal Pradesh, Anil is at present working as an IT manager in Greenbelt, MD, USA.

6 Comments

  • Sarvjit.P.katoch says:

    I am very happy to know that your group is helping our Himachalis a lot ,i have heard about very needy himachalis in Mumbai also with whom i have not come across
    Jai Hind Jai Himachal

  • arun says:

    i want application form

  • arun kumar sharma(jassi) says:

    i m arun kumar software diploma holder sp. in all type web desiging i wnna work in dharam shalla i m graduate with experince two year my phone no is 09996402377 pl call any one who are intrested to hire me. dont send email to me only mobile contact

  • Varun Sharma says:

    i want Application form for scholarship.

  • Hi,
    I am a software professional working in Oracle Bangalore.
    I really wanted to donate for the cause.
    I have few questions:
    1. How much does it cost for the tution fee for one school children.
    2. Do you provide scholarships to all Himachali students or some specific region.
    3. How do you distribute money if you dont get enough childrens for scholarships.
    4. What is the criteria for a children to qualify for a scholarship.

    Regards
    Manohar Rana

  • Anil Chandel says:

    Manohar ji,

    Thank you for your interest in this effort.

    To answer your questions:

    1) As of the current academic year, total school charges/fees range from Rs.225/yr (primary level) to Rs. 2367/yr (10+2, non-medical with IT). IT (elective) Fee alone is Rs.1500/yr and the rest is tuition fee and a whole host of funds/charges in H.P. Govt. schools.

    2) We offer this scholarship to ALL bonafide Himachali students studying in schools teaching nationally recognized curriculum & located in Himachal Pradesh. In other words, this effort is targeted to towards ALL in Himachal Pradesh (no specific region).

    3) Well, this hasn’t happened yet. This year we have received about 205 applications for scholarships and at present we have funds available to support only 72 of them. We are still in the process of raising additional funding to maximize the number of students to support this year. Hypothetically, if we ever did find ourselves with more funds than applicants from schools, we would like to take this effort to another level and offer the same program to college level students as well.

    4) To be eligible for this program, an applicant must be a bonafide Himachali, enrolled in a nationally recognized curriculum for current academic year in a school located in Himachal Pradesh. Also, the applicant must have obtained at least 65% marks in the lower class.

    I hope this helps. Also, the forms linked to the original post above, contain additional FAQs about this program.

    We are just about getting ready to start the disbursement process for the current academic year. If you would like to help us with funds for this effort, please send in your donation at http://www.myhimachal.com (click on the “Donate” button on the top right corner).

    Pls do not hesitate to ask any questions.

    Best Regards

    Anil Chandel
    Treasurer, My Himachal

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