Santoor Scholarship Program

The Santoor Scholarship program is an initiative of Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Cares. It intends to financially support girls from disadvantaged backgrounds, who wish to pursue higher education after grade 12. The program is being launched in 2016-2017 and will offer 900 scholarships across the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It is a recurring annual program and selected girls will be supported for the duration of their higher education. The support covers tuition fees and incidental expenses.

Besides students inclined towards professional courses, those who intend to pursue higher education in the field of humanities, liberal arts and sciences are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to students from backward districts.


Santoor Scholarships program is exclusively for girls from underprivileged and disadvantaged backgrounds. To be eligible to apply, the prospective scholars must:

  • Have completed their grade 10 in a local government school.
  • Complete their grade 12 in a government school/junior college in the academic year 2016-17.
  • Have enrolled for a full-time recognized diploma/graduate program beginning 2017-18, of minimum three years’ duration in any recognized educational institution.


Candidates fulfilling the eligibility criteria must apply using the prescribed application form. Application forms can also be downloaded from this link. The prospective candidates are required to submit the duly filled in application form by the deadline, to be considered for the grant.


The students would be given Rs. 24,000 per annum till they complete their course of study. Students are permitted to utilize the scholarship for tuition fees or other expenses incidental to education.


The application forms will be available beginning September 11th, 2017 and the last date to submit the duly filled in application form is October 11th, 2017. Applicants are advised to carefully read the instructions and refer the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) before filling the forms.

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