Sikh Human Development Foundation (SHDF) provides scholarships for higher professional education to bright students from low income families in Punjab and other Northern Indian states. We have provided more than nine thousand scholarships, nearly three-quarters to women, during the last two decades, meeting a critical need in funding for higher education.

Scholarship recipients include orphans, children of widows and of terminally sick parents, farmers who committed suicide, agricultural laborers, domestic servants, female tailors, Gurudwara sewadars and other economically disadvantaged families. Most are from rural areas living in extreme poverty. Scholarships have transformed the lives of recipients, their families, and even whole communities.

The graduates have found good professional jobs in varied fields including architecture, engineering, healthcare, information technology, medicine among others. This makes SHDF program unique in providing youth the opportunity to become economically independent, thereby helping secure their future, and their families, and often their whole communities.

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