• Financial support to the meritorious underprivileged to ensure quality education in private schools enrolled by DLF Foundation.
  • Constantly monitoring, nurturing and empowering them by organising bi-annual workshops/programmes that comprised various activities such as performance reviews, career guidance, counselling sessions by experts, recognitions of scholars who were high achievers, awarding best mentors, etc.
  • Creating a counselling cell at DLF Foundation and appointing counsellors and other volunteer experts, who interacted with each scholar, engaged in continuous problem solving and provided guidance.
  • Integrated employee volunteering programme (DLF INSPIRE Volunteers) by appointing senior employees of DLF, their family members and friends as “guides”.
  • Provided expert coaching support for weak students with the help of other experts and counselling.

Program Overview

DLF Foundation initiated a flagship programme for providing greater access to quality education for meritorious underprivileged students through its initiative ‘DLF INSPIRE’.

Aligned with its objective of providing quality education to the poor, DLF Foundation initiated a flagship programme, ‘DLF INSPIRE’ for the meritorious underprivileged students and also for the deserving wards of its own employees. Talent identification and nurturing was at the core of this programme. The scholarship covered School Scholarship (classes I to XII), Undergraduate Scholarship (engineering, IT, MBBS, fine arts and sports) and Postgraduate Scholarship (MBA/equivalent).

About School Scholarship


Under the School Scholarship programme, each student was allocated a sum of Rs. 25,000/- per annum to cover all educational expenses, including tuition fees, transportation charges, school uniforms, textbooks and notebooks. This also included a sum of Rs. 3,000/- per year given to each scholar in two equal instalments towards their other miscellaneous expenses such as the purchase of school bags, stationery, shoes, etc.

DLF Foundation identified meritorious students from class VI and supported them through a variety of handholding programs till they completed their schooling (class XII) and secured admission in professional colleges or other institutions of higher learning.

We signed MoUs with private schools in Gurugram to kickstart the School Scholarship programme. It was later expanded to cover ground nationally.

About Undergraduate Scholarship


To strengthen the scholarship coverage at the undergraduate level, the Foundation partnered with over 19 colleges in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi. As many as 60 scholarships were planned for each year in engineering, IT, MBBS, sports and fine arts, as we continues to support the scholars admitted already. The ‘DLF Raghvendra Scholars’ wereprovided Rs. 40,000/- a year till they completed their four-year graduate courses to cover tuition fees, hostel and mess charges. Selection was purely on merit and need status.

About Postgraduate Scholarship


DLF Foundation also partnered with management institutions where scholarships were allotted for postgraduate students who wished to pursue a full-time two-year MBA course or an equivalent degree/diploma in India. The programme commenced in the academic year 2011-12. An amount of Rs. 50,000/- per annum, per student, was paid as a scholarship towards their course fees, books and hostel expenses.

What We Did

  • Provided inancial support to the meritorious underprivileged to enable them to get admissions in good schools recruited by DLF Foundation and facilitate admissions to other schools where feasible.
  • Conducted talent/need identification with each scholar and designing detailed handholding programs.
  • Organised a permanent Counselling Cell
  • Recruited and engaged a network of external agencies/experts like volunteers, mentors, professionals, experts, counsellors, NGOs to support the implementation of the handholding programmes.
  • Rolled out the employee volunteering programme and appointed senior employees as guides. GM and above from DLF were engaged in adopting and mentoring two to three scholars as friends, guides, facilitators and problem solvers.
  • Organised periodic thematic workshops during summer break to enhance social ability which concerned leadership, public speaking, teamwork, life skills, communication, etiquette, and other similar social concepts.
  • Enabled high achievers in arts and sports to access coaching by institutions imparting such coaching facilities.
  • Facilitated regular interaction of students and parents to handle the various aspects related to academics and adjustment issues.
  • Monitored the overall program implementation.
Programs for high achievers
  • Financed additional coaching for entrance examinations for professional courses for Class XII.
  • Organised felicitation and awarded achievements.
  • Provided recognition to students who cleared National Talent Search Examination (NTSE).
  • Sponsored high achievers (above 90% aggregate) to participate in national and state level events (e.g. National Science Exhibition, state level sports meet, etc).
  • Provided access to technology vis-à-vis tablets or used laptops, internet access, etc.
Programs for low achievers (below 60%)
  • Mentorship (volunteering retired senior citizens)
  • Remedial teaching and funding to access special coaching by teachers to improve academic performance.
  • Expert counselling by the Counselling Cell appointed by DLF Foundation.
  • The scholars continued to have their respective guides under the DLF volunteering program who looked at their performance.

Past Initiatives

DLF Foundation’s Annual Scholar’s
Conclave held in the capital

Taking a step forward in its contribution to the upliftment
of the underprivileged.

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Winter uniforms supplied
to all scholars

Winter uniforms were distributed among
130 scholars supported by DLF Foundation.

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Volunteers as Mentors

An initiative where DLF employees and their family members and friends contributed in the areas of nurturing talent.

  • The underlying principle was that the collective effort of DLF volunteers would help to bring long-term benefits for nurturing talent as providing funds alone would not help.
  • It was a unique corporate experiment to channelise and sensitise to the DLF family that charity begins at home, and make meaningful contributions and differences to the children of their lesser privileged employees on a continuous basis; contributing to enhancing learning abilities of children from the underprivileged sections of the DLF employees’ wards.
  • DLF INSPIRE volunteers worked on the holistic development of the children they were assigned. “ADOPT A SCHOLAR” was the mission. They spent their time in assisting and instilling confidence, building communication skills, addressing personal concerns and being the first point of contact of the ward and their parents.
  • The volunteers acted as the eyes and ears of DLF Foundation and sound DLF Foundation in case their ward required special assistance, and also connect the wards with the counsellors whenever required.
  • The volunteers provided assistance when thematic workshops and counselling sessions for the wards were organised by DLF Foundation.

Our Partners

To implement the scholarship program, DLF Foundation partnered with several schools and colleges across Delhi, NCR, Haryana and UP. Some of the partners include:

Professional Colleges
  • Army College of Medical Sciences (ACMS), Delhi
  • Guru Govind Singh Indraprasta University, Delhi
  • Indra Gandhi Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdargunj Hospital, Delhi
  • Army Institute of Technology (AIT), Pune
  • Army Institute of Management, Kolkata
  • Deenbandhu Chotu Ram Institute of Science and Technology, Sonepat
  • Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Viswavidyalaya, Sonepat
  • Maharaja Agrasen Medical College, Agroha
  • National Power Training Institute, Faridabad
  • YMCA Institute of Science and Technology, Faridabad
  • Department of Social Work, Kurushetra
  • College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow
  • Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad
  • Sir Chotu Ram Institute of Science and Technology, Meerut
  • Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial College, Meerut
  • SN Medical College, Agra
  • Ambedkar Institute of Advanced Communication Technology and Research, Delhi

Project Reports

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DLF Raghvendra Scholarship Programme
DLF Foundation has started Scholarship Programme
DLF launches scholarships for deprived students
DLF Raghvendra Scholarship Programme