Vidyadhan Scholarship Program 2019 for XI, XII Students

Vidyadhan Scholarship Program from Sarojini Damodaran Foundation supports the college education of meritorious students from economically challenged families. The students are selected after completion of 10th grade /SSLC through a rigorous selection process including test and interview. Currently Vidyadhan program has around 2800 students across the following states: Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana.

Vidyadhan Scholarship Program 2019 for XI, XII Students

Those selected will be eligible for two-year scholarship from the Foundation. If they continue to do well, they will be given scholarship for pursuing any degree course of their interest; these scholarships are directly through the foundation or external sponsors who have registered with the Foundation.

Scholarship Amounts

The scholarship amount for 11th and 12th grade will be a maximum of Rs. 6000/year.

Who Can Apply?

Students whose family annual income is less than Rs. 2 Lakhs and who have completed their 10th grade/SSC exam in the year 2019 from Tthe following states.
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Tamil Nadu and Puducherry
  • Telangana

They should also have scored 90% or obtained 9 CGPA in their 10th Grade/SSC examination. The cutoff mark for students with disability is 75%.

How to apply

  1. You need to have a personal Email Account to apply online. If you do not already have one, please create a new account in or with any other email service providers. Please memorize the email login and password for future use.
  2. While registering a new account you will be asked for details like:

    1. First Name: Please mention your first name as per your educational records.
    2. Last Name: Please mention your last name as per your educational records.
    3. Email ID: Please mention your email address and do not forget to regularly check this email account for our intimation. For future login, use the email id.
    4. Vidyadhan Password: Please choose a complex password for the user name you have created above. The Password should have at least 8 characters with at least One Capital Letter, One number and One special character in (!@#$%^&+=).This password is not same as the password you have created for the email id. When you log into the vidyadhan application next time, you have to use the email id and the vidyadhan password you have created. Please remember it; do not write it anywhere for security reasons. If you forget the password then you can retrieve it by clicking "Forgot Password" link in the Home Page.
  1. Click on "Apply Now " button. An email will be sent to your email account with account activation link.
  2. Please open your email in a new window and open the account activation email. Click on the activation link provided in that email. This will open the home page with a message that Account is activated and a login form to proceed further.
  3. Please login with the email id and the vidyadhan password that you have entered in Step 2 above while registering a new account.
  4. After you login you can see a link "Help" on the main menu. You can click on that link to read help and instructions for creating an application, updating and tracking it.
  5. After creating the application you can edit it and make changes by clicking on Edit Application on top of the application.
  6. List of Documents Required: Scanned copies of the following are required
    1. 10th Marksheet
    2. Photograph
    3. Income Certificate from a competent authority
    4. Extra Curricular certificates ( optional)
  7. Please check your email regularly for communication and updates from SDF.

Apply online at this page.

The deadlines are as follows:
  • Andhra Pradesh: June 30
  • Goa: June 15
  • Gujarat: July 15
  • Karnataka: June 15
  • Kerala: June 7
  • Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: July 21
  • Telangana: June 30

Selection Process

SDF will shortlist the applicants based on the academic performance and the information provided in the application form. The shortlisted candidates will be invited for test/interview. Exact locations for the test and interview will be informed to the shortlisted students individually. SDF will reimburse the out of district travel expense of the student and a parent for eligible cases.

Required Documents

  • Scanned copies of the following are required
    1. 10th Marksheet   (If original marksheet is not available , you can upload provisional /online marksheet from the SSLC/CBSE/ICSC website)
    2. Photograph
    3. Income Certificate   (from a competent authority; ration card not accepted.)


Andhra Pradesh: or call Umasankar, Phone: + 91 8367751309.
Goa: or call Vishwanatha K S, Phone: 7349354415.
Gujarat: or call Bhuvaneshwari Shurpali, Phone: 9611805868.
Karnataka: or call Vishwanatha K S, Phone: 8296010803.
Kerala: or call B Radhakrishnan: 9446469046
Tamil Nadu and Puducherry: or call Jacob Sukumar R, Phone: 7339659929.
Telangana: or call Lakshmi Tejaswini K, Phone: 6300391827.

For official website, click here and view the notifications in the local languages below.

Telugu (AP): Click here
Konkani (Goa): Click here
Gujarati: Click here
Kannada: Click here
Malayalam: Click here
Tamil: Click here
Telugu (Telangana): Click here