Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The managing committee of the Tamilnadu Educational Trust meeting here recently under the presidentship of Governor Surjit Singh Barnala decided to increase the number of fresh scholarships to 400 from last year’s 350.

With this increase, 1,046 students will get benefitted to the tune of Rs.47,53,500.

The trust formed in 1973 has been giving assistance to meritorious and economically backward students doing their graduate, post graduate and professional courses.

Students pursuing graduate courses get Rs. 4,000, PG students Rs. 4,500 and professional courses Rs. 5,000 per annum.

60 per cent pass

Students who passed the qualifying examination with 60 per cent and above marks and whose parents/ guardians’ income does not exceed Rs. 50,000 and who are not in receipt of any other scholarship are eligible to apply.

Students studying in the first year degree or post graduate courses may write to Secretary, The Tamilnadu Educational Trust, Rajah Annamalai Building Annexe, 18/3 Rukmani Lakshmipathy Road (Marshalls Road), Egmore, Chennai 600 008 for details.

Last date

Applications will be issued from August 11 to October 15 and the last date for receipt of filled-in application is October 31, according to a press release from the Trust.