SHE (Scholarship for Higher Education)

Five-year scholarship for disadvantaged youths to live to their full potential.

440 Teen Students Funded in 2024

SHE scholarship program is funding 440 students with a five-year scholarship for higher education in the rural villages of West Bengal and Chamarajanagar, Karnataka so that they can aim for a college degree. These students have absolutely no other way to continue their education due to extreme poverty and related family problems, if it were not for SHE scholarship. They are determined to achieve their goals with higher education.

GENERATIONAL TRANSFORMATION. After ten years of this program, we are inspired to witness over 200 youths graduating with Bachelor’s Degree and working in various sectors to earn living as well as helping their families. They have become change makers in their communities and role models for younger generation.

Guruprasad Inspired SHE Program

“I am the seed, you are the water that grew me into a tree. Now, I can take care of thousands of people.” Guruprasad, December, 2019
In 2007, YGB met Guruprasad when he was 15 years old, a high school student. Jayashree, his mother, was a micro financing borrower. Her dream to provide her children a better education.

In 2011, determined to make his mom’s dream come true, Guruprasad successfully enrolled in Medical Dental College in Bellary, an 8-hour drive from his home town. This was an all the more remarkable accomplishment since nobody in his family nor in his neighborhood has reached this level of high education yet.

This is when YGB decided to offer him a scholarship until he becomes a doctor.

Today, Guruprasad is an Emergency Doctor at the renowned Saga Hospital in Bangalore, working long hours as COVID-19 cases continue to increase in India.

Thank You GURU KRUPA FOUNDATION for Supporting 140 Youths!

Thank You Corporate Sponsor for 10 years!

YGB’s first corporate sponsor Pure International, headquartered in Hong Kong, supported this SHE program from the first year with its Corporate Responsibility Program (CSR) initiative. They have committed to empower young girls in West Bengal with $4000 per year for the total of 10 years.