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).
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.
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.
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.
Taking a step forward in its contribution to the upliftment
of the underprivileged.
Winter uniforms were distributed among
130 scholars supported by DLF Foundation.
An initiative where DLF employees and their family members and friends contributed in the areas of nurturing talent.
To implement the scholarship program, DLF Foundation partnered with several schools and colleges across Delhi, NCR, Haryana and UP. Some of the partners include:
Drona Public School, Gurgaon
Saint Paul’s School, Gurgaon
Jhankar Senior Secondary School, Gurgaon