World Konkani Centre has launched a unique Scholarship scheme to mark celebration of 10 years of its existence. The scholarship scheme will be awarded from Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund (VKSSF) which has been setup by World Konkani Centre. The scholarship scheme will be awarded on the basis of Merit cum Means basis. As per the official notification, a total of 2000+ students will be awarded Scholarships worth Rs 3.5 crore.
Only students belonging to Konakani community will be eligible to win the Scholarship Scheme offered by World Konkani Centre. The scholarships will be awarded on 25th August 2019 during the celebration function which will be held at Raman Pai Convention Centre in Mangalore. As per the official notification, the Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fund (VKSSF) was setup by the corporate leader TV Mohandas Pai. During this active social life, Mr Pai raised and distributed over 22,000 Scholarships worth Rs 21.40 crores.
MBBS & Engineering Scholarship Scheme
VKSSF, currently offers several Scholarships for Konkani students and the chief among them being Engineering and MBBS Scholarships under which each eligible student is awarded Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000 each year. Engineering and MBBS scholarship scheme was launched in 2010 and since then over 4730 students have received Scholarships under it. For 2019, VKSSF is also expected to award Engineering Scholarship to 589 students while MBBS Scholarship will be awarded to 53 MBBS students.
VKSSF Study Abroad Scholarship
VKSSF also awards Scholarship to students vying to go to foreign countries for further studies. Under the VKSSF Study Abroad Scholarship Scheme, a total of Rs 1 lakh is awarded to per student every year. Starting from 2019, VKSSF has awarded 120 Scholarships under this scheme and this year 36 more students will receive the Study Abroad Scholarship.