Kalpana Chawla, an Indian-American astronaut and the first Indian woman in space, was one of the seven astronauts who lost their lives in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003.
A role model for many young women in India and around the world
IAOF is pleased to announce the “KALPANACHAWALA GIRL CHILD FELLOWSHIP” 2019-20. Under K.G.F., IAOF awards education scholarships worth Rs 2500/- each to 200 girl children in india who are academically inclined and come from financially weaker section on the society.
SILENT FEATURES OF THE PROGRAMME
◈ The KGF is an annual Scholarship covering one academic year of a girl child.
◈ Under K.G.F., 200 deserving girl will be selected from across INDIA
◈ The Selection of the K.G.F students will be done from recommendations sent by schools.
◈ Each selected girl will be awarded a scholarship of R 2500 to support her school education
◈ The K.G.F.amount will be released by 30th Jan 2020.
◈ Cheque for the amount, in favour of the selected student, will be dispatched at her school addres.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
◈ A School may send a proposal recommending a girl child for consideration for K.G.F.
◈ Each school may recommend only one girl child.
◈ Proposal should be signed by the school Principal / Head Master / Head Mistress only.
◈ Proposal should be in specified format ( enclosed ) and complete in all respects / with required attachments.
◈ The girl being nominated must be studying in recommending school in class two to class ten.
◈ She should have sored atleast aggregate 60% marks or equivalent grade in previous class.
◈ The school should send a copy of her previous years report card duly certified by the principal to IAOF along with the K.G.F application.
◈ The marks criteria may be waived off for a child with major physical disability.
◈ Child’s parent’s combined monthly income should be less than 15,000/-.
◈ All proposals received will be evaluated by a Committee set up by IAOF.
◈ Qualifiers of K.G.F. will be notified individually and through respective schools.
◈ Decision of the IAOF Committee will be final and binding.
◈ Recommendation under K.G.F. should be submitted by 30th Dec 2019, at the Corporate Office of Indo American Olympiad Foundation.
◈ Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamilnadu,Karnataka, Kerala Recommendations under K.G.F. should be submitted by 30th Dec 2019, at the south Indian corporate office of Indo American Olympiad Foundation at Amaravati, Guntur District., A.P., India only.