Nanubhai Scholars

Girls Education in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh
Raised : $5 Goal : $50,000
Nanubhai Scholars
Use of Funds
  • Scholarships

    50000

Stats
  • State/Province

    Gujarat, Rajashtan, Uttar Pradesh

  • Country

    India

  • Number of Students

    30

  • School Level

    College/University

  • Project Purpose

    Providing college scholarships to girls in rural India

  • Partner Organization

    Nanubhai

Profile

The Nanubhai Scholars program is a sustainable, renewable, and thriving program that provides young women in Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh with the funding needed to attend college, thus allowing them to achieve financial security for themselves and their families. Educated women overwhelmingly reinvest their earnings in their local communities, and make better informed decisions when it comes to the wellbeing of their children (both in terms of health and education). In fact, a World Bank study found that women who receive even one additional year of education increase their earnings by 20%.

 

The program is simple in its design and operation, but has been carefully tweaked over the last ten years to optimize our Scholar selection process to ensure that we find the applicants who are most likely to succeed in their goals. Each year, our ground team visits area schools to publicize the Scholars program and distribute applications. Applications are then collected, digitized, and scored. Approximately the top 30% of applicants will be invited to share the results of their 12th Board exams, which is used to determine if they will continue on in our selection process. Based on exam scores, approximately the top 15% of applicants are then invited to come for an interview. Interviews are conducted by a panel of our Indian Trustees, and cover questions ranging from why they want to be chosen for this scholarship to future plans, and available family resources.

 

After interviews have been completed and scored, the final Scholars are chosen, and a waitlist is set up for candidates who fall just below the cutoff line. Chosen Scholars are notified and invited to join us for a celebratory function where they are formally awarded their scholarship, expectations and responsibilities are explained, and checks are distributed.

 

How much is the check? A Nanubhai Scholarship is worth up to 30,000 Rupees (roughly $375) per year, or 90% of a Scholar’s expenses. Why 90%? We ask that families join us in investing in their daughter’s future by putting forth 10% of the cost. This helps to ensure that families are as supportive and dedicated to ensuring their daughter’s success as the Nanubhai team is.

 

What makes a Nanubhai Scholar? A drive to do something more, to become something more, to change the quality of life for their families and inspire their communities. Nanubhai Scholars come from disadvantaged backgrounds, but demonstrate academic merit and that intangible drive to make the most with the life they’ve been given. As young women from rural villages, they rise above the fact that only 10.6% of Indigenous young women in India are able to attend college. Here is the profile of a typical Nanubhai Scholar:
–88% of Nanubhai Scholars are first generation high school graduates – on average, their parents completed eighth grade before dropping out
–60% of Scholars are science, technology, engineering, or math majors
–In a survey, 84% responded that they believe young women in India should go to college because educating women creates change in society and that becoming independent is important

 

Each year, we support an average of 150 Scholarships in Gujarat, 100 scholarships in Rajasthan, and 50 scholarships in Uttar Pradesh and we are requesting the support of the Givology community to help us grow our program. We are requesting $50,000 to fully fund (four years of schooling) scholarships for approximately 30 motivated young women.

Impact

Updates

Donors

Latest

Support Givology

Since we are 100% volunteer-run and we do not take anything from donations, we depend on supporters like you to help our organization grow.

Individual student scholarships change lives. Our students share a common dream of finishing school and aspiring for a better life.

We curate high-impact grassroots education projects. Our partners define their most urgent priorities for funding.

Search

Sri Lankan Tea Estate Crisis | Givology x Tea Leaf Trust

Nanubhani Education gallery

Avani Fachon

Chief Information Officer & Social Media Director

Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

David Cohen

Tech Lead

Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

Philip Gavlan

Chief Information Officer & Social Media Director

Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

Jennifer Chen

Co-Founder and President

Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.

Joyce Meng

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Joyce Meng is a co-founder and CEO of Givology. She’s very passionate about education, traveling, impact evaluation, and data analysis in philanthropy. She is a Rhodes Scholar, receiving a MSc in Development Economics and a MSc in Financial Economics from Oxford University. Every day, she’s completely inspired by her Givology team and their creative ideas to raise awareness and get people engaged with making a difference! Her personal website is www.joycemeng.com. In her spare time, she plays ice hockey and takes long walks in New York City.