Pragathi Scholarship and Mentorship Program 2021-22

As part of our new Scholarship program for 2021-22, we are planning to  support 10  students who have demonstrated academical excellence and dire financial need  with tuition and boarding, counseling, and mentorship.  

sponsorship levels

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Note:

  • Avail company matching: Apple, Micron, AIG, Intel, Dell, Applied Materials etc.

  • Contributions in Indian Rupees accepted 

If you wish to sponsor a scholar identified below please pay using one of the following options:

a) Online


or

b) Mail your checks to:

Pragathi,

2909, Desert Candle Drive,

Round Rock, TX 78681.

SPONSOR-A-STUDENT

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Spoorthi

I Want to be a Doctor

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Aditya

I Want to be an Engineer

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Harshita M

I Want to be a Doctor

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Darshan

I want to be an Engineer

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Varsha

I want to be a Doctor

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Lithun

I want to be an Engineer

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Monika

I want to be an Engineer

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Pratham Acharya

I want to be an Engineer

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Rakshita

I want to be a Doctor

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Harshita Karkera

I Want to be an Engineer

Spoorthi is a 1st year medical student from Mysore who placed in the 96.3 percentile at the All-India level in the medical entrance exam (NEET). Her father is a plumber who works on a daily wage basis and mother is a home maker. Her father took a loan at 24% annual interest to pay for first year of college. Her dream is to become a doctor. She says “hospital visits are the ones I look forward to because I can see how doctors are bringing a difference in the lives of people. I want to study and become a good doctor, and contribute to the society. I also want to break my family's poverty cycle and help students like me in future

Aditya placed in the 99th percentile in the state level engineering entrance exam CET and wants to study computer science. His father migrated from Tamil Nadu in search of employment and learned to become an electrician. Aditya received financial help from the community to complete his PUC education. He was won several quiz competitions and has scored a 99.5% in is PUC exam!

Harshita M.: placed in the 98.4 percentile in the engineering entrance exam CET and wants to study medicine or computer science. She grew up in a small village near Mysore with 3 siblings. Her is a farmer who father owns a small plot of land slightly more than an acre. Harshita was able to secure a free seat in a hostel after clearing an entrance exam which also waived her tuition fee. As she studied in Kannada medium up to 10th grade, she wasn’t confident that she could study science. Her teachers recognized her talent and encouraged her to pursue science education. She took online English lessons during the covid lockdown

Darshan placed in the 98.4 percentile and wants to study computer science. He loves algorithms, Kannada, and God and dreams of studying at a college such as Stanford! Darshan was raised by his mother who is a cook/maid in Bangalore after Darshan’s father, a barber by profession, passed away due to excessive drinking when Darshan was 6 years old. Prior to Covid, his family could afford three meals a day which has become challenging now since many households do not allow maids. Darshan helps out his mother with her job cleaning houses when there are special occasions where she works. He dreams of becoming an entrepreneur and says “I know the value of education and I wish to give education to poor and needy who are suffering obstacles like me

Varsha is a 1st year medical student at Mandya medical college. Varsha secured 13th rank in 12th grade at the state level (2nd Pre-University) and was in the 98.5 percentile at the All-India Level medical entrance exam! Her accomplishment is all the more impressive given that her mother is raising her on her own after separating from Varsha’s alcoholic father who is a farmer. Varsha’s younger brother Lithun is also hoping to secure a Pragathi scholarship to pursue a computer science degree. She says “I will become a dedicated doctor and serve my nation with honesty and integrity. My main intention is to serve poor people from rural backgrounds and spread love and care as well as prosperity and good health.

Lithun secured 98.6 percentile in the state level Engineering entrance exam for Engineering. Unlike his older sister Varsha, he wants to study computer science in Mysore. Like his sister, he is living with his mother who is separated from her alcoholic husband. Lithun He hopes to pursue a Master’s degree in the US

Monika secured 98.7 percentile in the state level Engineering entrance exam. Her parents migrated to Bangalore from Andhra Pradesh to make a living. Her father is a daily wages labourer and her mother is a server/waitress at the SLV restaurant in Bangalore. Both her parents are illiterate. Her brother is studying 1st year BBA and she hopes to enrol in one of the reputed engineering colleges in Bangalore. Monika is good at sports and was on the college volley ball team

Pratham Acharya hails from a small village outside of Udupi in South Canara. Pratham secured 98.9 percentile in the state level Engineering entrance exam. His father is a part-time priest who earns a living 1.5 months out of a year as priest and depends on cooking and catering breakfast for a handful of families in Udupi. Catering income has dwindled due to covid and raising fuel costs. Pratham is a gifted artist as well and hopes to continue to lean painting while also pursuing an Engineering degree

 Rakshita lives in the town of Nelamangala near Bangalore. Her father is an auto rickshaw driver and her mother works in a garment factory. Rakshita was placed in the 98th percentile in the Engineering entrance exam but expects to do better in the medical entrance exam. She hopes to pursue medicine or Engineering. She is passionate about badminton and has represented her school at district level tournaments PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are her idols.

Harshita Karkera is the daughter of fisherman who lives in the town of Udupi. She secured 96.8 percentile in the Engineering entrance exam. Her father hires out to fishing boats in Malpe and earns a living if the catch is good. His earning is impacted by rain, and cyclones as well as luck. Harshita’s grand father was also a fisherman.

She hopes to study Engineering

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