Donate for Eklavya Saksham Scholarship

Need-based scholarship for socially and economically marginalized students to access quality higher education.

About the scholarship

Eklavya India Foundation is working to improve access to quality higher educationamong first generation students from marginalized communities. It provides career awareness, exposure, mentoring and coaching to enable students to pursue higher education from top universities and open their pathways for modern careers. In the last 7 years over 700 students secured admission into top universities like TISS, Azim Premji University, IITs, Delhi University, Pune University, and Central Universities.

Over 300+ alumni have been placed in the white-collar jobs multiplying their family incomes by 8-10X and bringing their families out of poverty.

We recognise inequality in access to quality higher education due to financial limits. Thus it is important to encourage these students through scholarship support to pursue higher education.This scholarship program provides need-based financial support to socially and economically marginalized students to cover their college fees and living cost to complete their undergraduate education.

Eklavya's mission is to facilitate successful career transition of 20000 first generation students through admission into world-class higher education institutes by 2030.

Why this cause?

Higher education remains by and large inaccessible to India's underserved communities - Dalits and Adivasis and other marginalized groups. Data from the NSSO 2014,indicates that enrolment in college education for Dalits is 20.8% and for Adivasis, is 15.7 %.

Their presence is even bleaker in premier universities as out of 10 top universities in India, students are from Dalit and tribal groups that are underrepresented in 7 universities (All India Survey on Higher Education 2018-19).Higher education is a tool for social transformation and plays an important role in enhancing the knowledge and skills of people, and is a primary engine of upward mobility. But generations of Dalit, Adivasi, Nomadic tribes and other marginalized communities remained deprived of higher education and its benefits. It resulted in limited career opportunities and a lack of their representation in influencing leadership positions in different spectrums.

Selection criteria

Attended 12th class from a school located in rural-tribal areas or tier 3 or 4 cities
Annual family income is below 3 lakh
First-generation college goer
Attended Eklavya's career guidance and mentoring program
Secured admission for undergraduate programs into NAAC A graded college

Make a difference today!

We're raising funds to empower around 200 deserving students (undergrad & postgrad) in diverse fields like Arts, Sciences, Law & Public Policy at prestigious universities like DU, JNU, TISS, Azim Premji, Ashoka & more in 2024-25. Your invaluable contribution will help us to provide for their education and essential needs throughout the year.

    Scholarship need per student is as follows:


  • Annual Tuition fee – INR 20000

  • Monthly living cost (food & accommodation) – INR 6000



        You can support any of the above purposes through one-time or recurring donations! 


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Account No : 24140200001281
Branch Name : Yavatmal
UPI ID : eklav70661@barodampay 

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  • The fund will be collected to Eklavya Scholarship Fund and distributed to the needy students. 
  • Eklavya will report the utilization their fund to individuals donors.
  • Donation are exempted from the tax under 80G. Eklavya will provide 80G receipt to donors after their donation.

A Glimpse Of Eklavya Alumni, Supported by Generous Donors

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Sushant Atram
B.Sc. Computer Science, Fergusson College, Pune
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Tai Daunde
Urban Fellows Program, IIHS, Bangalore
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Bhumika Bethekar
BSW, Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai
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Hari Nikude
B.A. Economics, Azim Premji University, Bhopal
Karina Chavhan
Antara Foundation Fellow
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Urmila Kasdekar
M.A. Rural Management, Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR
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Omprakash Ade
PGD In Development Management, ISDM, Delhi
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Satyam Rathod
M.A. Society & Culture, IIT-Gandhinagar
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Vrushali Tekam
B.Sc, S.P College, Pune
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