The PREF scholarship for class 11th and 12th aims to provide financial assistance to students from socio-economically weaker sections in getting quality higher education. For this, Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation(PREF) selects bright and outstanding students, who are entering class 11th, studying in government inter colleges in rural/ urban areas in and around Allahabad city and adjoining districts. The two-year scholarship at Intermediate level is subject to the academic performance of students. It will be carried forward in the second academic session purely on the basis of the students’ achievements in the current academic year.
Main features of scholarship
In its effort to develop the potential of these selected scholars, Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation provides continuous support and motivation to help them acquire knowledge, values, skill and apply them and find a direction that is beneficial to them. As the main purpose is to guide the selected students and provide continued support so as to help in developing their abilities and prepare them for future PREF undertakes various activities like:
- Introduction to computers.
- Spoken English course.
- Tutorials for help in preparation for board examinations.
- Personality development workshops.
- Mentoring sessions.
- Career counselling sessions.
- Financial assistance.
Rules of Scholarship
- Candidate eligible for scholarship should be enrolled as fulltime student of any government or government recognized school in class
- Selection will be based on the following criteria-
- Written Test held by Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation.
- High school (class 10th) Board Results.
- Interview with student who qualify written test held by Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation.
- Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation shall intimate the candidates chosen by the selection procedure of the scholarship. The offer letters will be issued to selected student.
- The candidate will have to submit to the Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation a letter of acceptance along with proof of joining class 11 in a government or government recognized school, duly certified by the school principal.
Payment of scholarship:
- The value of scholarship would be Rs 1000/- per month.
- The payment of scholarship shall be made by PREF by making bank transfer to the accounts of the candidates. For this, the candidate shall open a bank account in any nationalized bank in his/her single name and shall inform details of such bank account to Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation so that amount of scholarship may be transferred to this account. Scholarship disbursement date would be tenth date of each month.
Policies and Guidelines of Scholarships:
- The scholarship is based only on merit and financial needs.
- Scholars are expected to maintain high academic achievement while in the scholarship program.
- A Scholarship awarded shall be renewed on year-to-year basis for 2 years i.e. till the completion of class 12.
- The scholarship renewal/ continuation in next academic session will depend upon the student’s performance in test held by the PREF thrice a year along with attendance in programmes and activities held by PREF for the selected students which is compulsory, performance in school in the current session, attendance in school. Decision of Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation would be final.
- Student to submit a copy of his/her High school UP Board mark sheet duly attested by school authority where he/she is studying.
- Selected students to submit 2 passport size photographs, copy of ID of parents like voter card, ration card etc.
- The value of scholarship would be Rs 1000/- per month starting from new academic session of the UP Board and will continue for that academic session.
- Good conduct and regularity in attendance are required for continuance of a scholarship. Scholarship once cancelled will not be invigorated under any condition. The decision of Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation will be final and obligatory in such cases.
- In cases where a Student gives up their course of study before its completion the award would be terminated and the decision of the Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation would be final.
- Each Selected student has the responsibility to keep Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation informed as to permanent and temporary address, and telephone numbers and e-mail address if available. This information is not disclosed to anyone who is not authorized to see this data. The information would be used to contact Student concerning official scholarship communications.
- A Student under the scheme while availing scholarship can enjoy other concession(s) given by the institution in which he/she is studying/ other organization(s).
- Rules and regulations can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Pradeep Richa Educare Foundation.