The North South Fund (NSF) is an initiative to help the talented students from very poor backgrounds to complete their higher education preferably professional education. Under the North South Fund Scholarship program 2,500 students from various part of the country are given a scholarship of 250 USD each. The initiative of The North South Fund is supported by NRIs grounded in Illinois, USA.
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The selection of the students is done by the local administrators in India along with members of NSF. The students who performed exceptionally well in their studies and secure admission in institutes of higher education with 90% or more marks are given preference for the scholarship.
S Vignesh, Thivya and P Nithya were among the several beneficiaries of the scholarship, who recieved the North South Fund Scholarship in Madurai on Sunday. According to Vignesh” The North South Trust expect them to excel in their studies and continue to maintain the 90% marks in our academic records, and we strive to do that.”
The function was organized at Balamandiram School and the representative of the organization told the students that the students should not consider the scholarship as a momentary help but it should be treated as an investment which they need to return to the society in all ways possible.
Assessing the Financial Need Takes Time
According to S Ramanathan, former IFS Officer and the coordinator of the Scholarship program in Tamil Nadu, identifying the genuine candidate well deserving for the scholarship was a difficult task. Their academic records present a clear picture of their academic abilities but it takes minimum 3 interviews to get a clear picture of their financial needs and status.
Azhagai Rajam Ramanathan Memorial Trust in Madurai offers guidance, mentorship and training to students from very poor families in their higher studies. Orphans or destitute students who are very good in studies and have performed extremely well in their Plus Two Examinations are given preference in the scholarship. Underprivileged students scoring 90% or more marks in their Plus Two Examinations can contact the trust after the declaration of the result in May.