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Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council (Regd.), New Delhi

Application Procedure for SHDF Scholarships – 2013-14



On behalf of the Sikh Human Development Foundation Inc. USA (SHDF),the Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council (Nishkam) invites applications from meritorious and needy students studying in Professional courses for the grant of scholarships up to Rs. 27,000/- per year per student for the academic year 2013-14. The scholarship could be annually renewed until completion of the course, provided the recipient maintained good academic performance and good conduct.

SHDF also pays incentive money up to Rs 3,000 to top three students in every class based on last year’s results.


Eligibility Requirements:

(i) These scholarships are available only for pursuing professional diploma, degree or postgraduate courses in a recognized institution/University in India. The term professional course includes, but is not limited to, engineering, architecture, information technology, computer science, medical, nursing, pharmacology, home science, education, business management, agriculture, animal husbandry and the like. In case of doubt, check with the Sikh Human Development Foundation, Inc., U.S.A.; e-mail address:


(ii) The applicant must have obtained at least sixty percent marks in the previous year’s examination.

(iii) The family income of the applicant must not exceed Rs. 1,50,000 per year.

(iv) The applicant must maintain an active e-mail account for correspondence with Nishkam and SHDF.


How to Apply?

This is a fivestep process.

First Obtain the prescribed Application Form, which is available at Nishkam’s website . Nishkam’s postal address is: Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council (Regd.), Nishkam Bhavan, B–Block, Tilak Vihar, Tilak Nagar, New Delhi- 110018. For more details, contact 2833-3377/4477/5577/6677 (SHDF Division). Nishkam’s e-mail address is

Second Obtain/assemble necessary documentation to be submitted with the application.

This would include certification from the college/university in the prescribed form about

(a) candidate’s moral character and conduct;

(b) itemized cost of studies like tuition fees, refundable charges, non-refundable charges etc.;

(c) marks obtained in at least two most recent examinations and position obtained in each class;

(d) family income in the institution’s records;

(e) last year’s attendance record. In addition, obtain documentation for

  1. proof of family income;
  2. copies of receipts for the fees and other charges paid to the institution;
  3. copies of all academic and other certificates; and
  4. a short write up (justification for grant of scholarship) in the application form.

Third Fill up the application, fully and completely, and send it, together with attested photocopies of all certificates and receipt of fees paid, so as to reach Nishkam office in New Delhi (by mail or delivered personally) before April 30, 2013.

Fourth Appear, at your own expense, in a written Punjabi and Moral Science test to be conducted by Nishkam (time and place will be notified separately) at one of the designated centers (Amritsar, Ludhiana, Faridkot, Moga,Chandigarh and New Delhi) on Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Fifth Appear for interview, at your own expense, date and venue to be notified by Nishkam later.

Last Date for Receipt of Applications is April 30, 2013.

NOTE: Applications are liable to be summarily rejected if they are incomplete, have vague or imprecise answers, and/or lack full documentation or lack an e-mail address.

Disbursement of Scholarships: Nishkam would disburse the approved scholarship amount by sending a cheque or Bank demand draft to the student’s home address or distribute the cheques at a special ceremony for the purpose.



NEW DELHI – 110018

PH. NO. 2833-3377/4477/5577/6677

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