New college scholarships draw big interest

Three hundred students from Warangal district applied for the new scholarships, which will go to 25 girls and 25 boys.

Three hundred students came to VAPV Junior College this spring in hopes of winning college scholarships.

With the help of the Kalleda Gudi Trust, VAPV will start offering Rs 25,000 scholarships to 25 girls and 25 boys each year.

To apply for the scholarships, people came from throughout Warangal district to participate in a “talent test” — exams covering English, Telugu, general science, math, social studies and general knowledge. The 30 girls and 30 boys who scored the highest will be interviewed by college management, who will then pick the winning 25 from each group.

The Rs 25,000 ($500 USD) scholarship will make a big difference to the students, most who come from rural backgrounds. At VAPV, average tuition and boarding is Rs 27,000 a year. The financial help provides a huge relief to families who otherwise could not afford to send their children to college.

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