DEEPAM Venkatachalam – Kalyani Scholarship

DEEPAM Scholarships was launched formally in early 2021, to provide financial support & guidance to less-priveleged students. This support can be utilised for college education (mostly) and also for school education.

Today, Deepam Scholarships team is excited to announce a new collaboration program – a scholarship program that can be instituted by any donor – an individual or family, in the name of their loved ones. This scholarship can be named to honour a living person or can be commemorative as well. This annual scholarship makes a direct impact by supporting a deserving student(s).

DEEPAM Venkatachalam-Kalyani Scholarship

As a 1st in this series, DEEPAM Venkatachalam-Kalyani Scholarship is instituted by Venkat on 18th October 2021, to honour his living parents – Mr.Venkatachalam & Mrs.Kalyani.

In his own words, Venkat says – “For my father who is more righteous than any person I have seen and my mother who is benevolent towards all life, this scholarship is a tribute from their son for a cause that we all believe in. There is nothing more important than education today.

Mr.Venkatachalam & Mrs.Kalyani

Education is the only thing that will help us break shackles and scale barriers.

Having worked with Deepam for many years, we find no better place to start doing our little bit when all of us are alive and well ”

DEEPAM Venkatachalam-Kalyani Scholarship will be an annual scholarship given to deserving less-priveleged students, to support their education goals. This scholarship currently provides Rs 25,000 towards the college/school fee of deserving students. The annual scholarship amount is likely to increase in the coming years.

Priyadarshini Prakash – 1st Recipient

For the year 2021, the scholarship is awarded to Priyadarshini Prakash – Priya has scored over 95% in both her class 10 & class 12. Her college education fee is supported in part through this scholarship

DEEPAM is thankful to Venkat & his family for initiating this new scholarship program  – This initiative opens a lot of opportunties to deserving students.

If you wish to institute a scholarship in the name of your loved ones, please contact DEEPAM – [email protected]

Deepam Scholarships

Every child deserves education – The basic requirement for gaining knowledge. Education is one of the fundamental supports that a child needs to become a productive adult. Many children don’t even get a chance at school education. Some don’t have the financial backing to go to college.

It is Deepam’s vision to see every child get a real opportunity at life – through school & college education. Deepam aims to support deserving children by providing them scholarships.

In 2020, thanks to numerous Deepam’s donors – 12 deserving children were awarded need-scholarship by Deepam

Deepam Scholarships 2020

The criteria used at Deepam to award the scholarships are (this may change over time)

  1. Are the children, from a less-privileged background? What do their parents do?
  2. Are they the 1st in their family to enter the school / college system? Are they 1st generation learners?
  3. What do their school / college teachers have to say about their attitude towards learning?
  4. (Optional) Do any of Deepam’s volunteers know them? What is their feedback?
  5. Usually, at this stage, their acadamic performance is not strictly considered for scholarships. Academic performance can be a limiting factor, given the background of the student. We do however, encourage the student to keep improving.
  6. How will this scholarship be utilised? Deepam requires fee receipts and communication from school / college

If you know any deserving students who are in need of money to pay their college fees / school expenses, please do send the details by email to [email protected]