|Announcement||Atul Maheshwari Scholarship|
|Sponsored By||Amar Ujala Foundation [AUF]|
|Eligibility||Students studying in 9th to 12th standard|
|Prize||Rs.30, 000/- and Above|
AUF Atul Maheshwari Scholarship
AUF launched a unique scholarship program in June-2014 which was specially tailored for students pursuing their education from government institutions and having annual family income below 1.5 Lakh rupees. During the financial year 2016-17, more than 1.5 lakh students registered for this scholarship exam through online and offline application mode.
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Next year applications were invited online only. More than lakh registered for the examination and around 70,000 eligible took the test. 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 administration.
Amar Ujala Foundation [AUF]
Amar Ujala Foundation (AUF) is the CSR arm of Amar Ujala Limited with a mission to create a better future through empowerment of all. Founded in 2012 and in alignment with the overall vision of the company, Amar Ujala Foundation continues to deepen the service- outreach of impact generating programs through its initiatives.
AUF had initiated a series of field activities that are now maturing into enabling wider sections of the society to live their life with dignity and pride – through direct action on the ground with an objective to, empower all – less advantaged first. Empowerment of girl child, protecting environment, serving the elderly, identify unsung heroes from all walks of life and to helping the blossoming of excellence in our youths are some of the other priorities.
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 rounds of interviews), a total of 36 students are 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, 18th April, 2018 the students get a chance to understand how Amar Ujala works, and how the newspaper is designed. They interact with senior Editors as well as Managing Director of Amar Ujala.
On the second day, these syudents and their parents were taken to a day-long Delhi-Darshan trip. The memorable trip turned into a life-time event when these students were felicitated in the evening by the Vice-President Mr. Venkaiah Naidu. The earlier batches in the previous years were felicitated by Lok Sabha Speaker Mrs. Sumitra Mahajan and the then Union Minister of HRD, Mrs. Smriti Irani.
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