SMILE Scholarship
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Program Highlights

In the High School SMILE (Scholarship Made for India's Less-fortunate Entrants) program, selected high school students (Grades 9 through 12) of India and neighboring countries are awarded a monthly stipend of Indian Rs. 600/- throughout the high school years. Selection of students for award is based on both need and merit (merit-cum-means). Annual academic achievement, judged by grades and overall academic performance in school, will determine award eligibility for the next year. A Mentor Evaluation as assessed by the student's assigned mentor helps us track the student's general progress and activities during the year.

In the College SMILE program, which is a "50-50 Regift" program, selected professional college students of India are awarded a monthly stipend of Rs. 1500/- (or Rs. 600/- for some courses) throughout the college years. Award is based on both need and merit (merit-cum-means). Annual academic achievement, judged by grades and overall academic performance in school/college, will determine award eligibility for the next year. The student may be asked to return half of the award money in zero-interest easy installments beginning one year after graduation when he/she should have found a job. The money thus realized will be used for re-gifting to new students.

[Students please note that your data will be used for fund-raising as needed]

You as Savior

Our recipients come from a segment of the population who are underserved and can barely afford basic necessities on a very small income. Yet, they are extremely motivated to get their children through high school, an opportunity very few receive. It is our expectation and hope that the students become even more motivated to excel in their class. With proper education, these bright and motivated students can go to college and break the cycle of poverty their families have seen for generations.

You have the opportunity to make a life by sponsoring a boy or girl. Or, you can be a proud partner in support activities by donating a fund, by searching a good candidate for award or by volunteering to become a monitor /mentor for the program. Call Lily at (214) 351-1231 in USA or +33 2311-6773 in India.

Sponsorship [Adopt-a-Student]

For just $200 (or $20 if you pay by month) [Rs.9000/- paid in India], you may sponsor a high school student for one full year for his/her tuition, books, school uniforms and transportation to and from the school including any private tuition that the student may require to improve studies. For college students, it is $400 a year.

A special sponsorship program has been set up, where an individual can sponsor a high school seat for five, ten or twenty years as follows:

"White Lily" Seat - Lifetime(20 years) for one-time contribution of $3200[or Rs. 1 lakh 80,000 in India]

"Pink Lily" Seat - Long-term(10 years) for one-time contribution of $1700 [or Rs. 90,000 in India]

"Blue Lily" Seat - Full-term(5 years) for one-time contribution of $900 [or Rs. 45,000 in India]

This scholarship is named after the sponsor's chosen name, such as Lily-Nirmal Kumar Mukherji Memorial Scholarship, with a one-time minimum sponsorship of $1000 ( Rs. 50,000/- in India).

Monthly sponsoring has been made available since November 2002 for easy payment. For as little as $20 a month (or Rs. 750/- a month if paid in India) you can provide full sponsorship of a high school kid. Please pledge for monthly sponsoring now and also tell your friends to do so. Once you have sponsored, we send you a confirmation letter and a certificate for your records.

** The donation amounts shown here are current, and subject to change at Board's decision.

What You Get as Sponsor
  • Certificate of Appreciation with a picture of the student
  • Year-end Progress Report
  • Mentor Evaluation as available
  • Student's note of gratitude
  • Book-report by student as available
  • Letter from Administrator thanking you and reminding you date of renewal of sponsorship

Student's Annual Marksheet
Mentor's Evaluation of the Student

Last worked 01 June 2015

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