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  A list of institutions that provide financial assistance to needy students


The Lila Poonawala Foundation


Having been a resident of Pune for at least 15 years.

Being under 30 years of age.

Having a good academic record 

Money Received

Indian Students -Rs 30,000/-

Other Students -Rs 50,000- 1,000,000 


Advertisements appear in newspapers in the first week of June



Application forms for those studying in India -Rs 200/-

For those studying abroad Rs 300/-

Interviews held in July.

Selected individuals are known in first week of August.

Documents required are

Document stating parents income certificate. {the income should not exceed 10 lakhs a year}.

Birth and Educational certificates.

Certificates pertaining to Domicile and work- experience.

2 letters of recommendation.

2 letters of addresses and telephone numbers.

A short 2 page summary as to why the individual wishes to go abroad.
71242 (after 7.30p.m.)/02114-44127


The Sakal India Formation


Operates a loan grant scheme , for students going abroad on an interest free basis but money lent must be pare turned in 2 years.

Students who receive Rs 20,000 each may be in any stream of study though those in Science and technology tend to predominate.

Specific non returnable grants for students wishing to go abroad to study Journalism and Communications is seldomly availed. 

Advertisements :

Advertisements appear in the leading National newspaper in February . 


The student should have secured or an assistantship\ fellowship to maintain him or herself abroad.

Of the 100 applicants, 20 are usually selected.


Grants for studying inside India also available.

Ph.No. : 4455500




Grants loans for students studying abroadwho have Marathi as their mother tongue only.)


Students should have obtained first class or high second class all through in any stream of study.

Loans which may be granted up to a maximum of Rs 50,000/- are provided at 4% interest

He should have secured admission to the foreign institute he wishes to join

Repayment is expected in one year though extenuating circumstances receive sympathetic consideration from the trustees. 

Documents required

An agreement to be signed with the Trustees.

An insurance policy of the value of one and a half times the sanctioned loan in favor of the trustees.

Papers pertaining to a respectable individual who will stand as surety.


Any foreign aid is a point in favor of the student and graduates as well as post-graduates can apply though post graduates are usually beneficiary.
Ph.No. : 5656780


Soroptimist International Club of Pune

Funds come from the UK BASED Soroptomist club.

Help in payingdifferent amounts in different ways.

They could pay their educational fees or textbooks, uniforms or commuting costs.
Ph.No. : 677579 (after 6 p.m.)


The Jnana Prabodhini

Subsidizes the school fees to the extent that std10 students pay merely Rs 2200 a year.

This school selects 100 extra bright students. From 600 old hopefuls each year.

They put the students through special intelligence tests.

This costs the parents nothing.

The students as part of the training guide rural people in construction of small check dams to become self sufficient in water.

Ph.No. :477691 / 4478095


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