HOPE(Helping Outstanding Pupils in Education), is an initiative aimed at supporting the academically brilliant but financially challenged students from Government & Aided Schools preferably in the villages of Kerala and to support them to complete grade12.
HOPE is an initiative aimed at supporting the academically brilliant but financially challenged students from grade 8 from Government & Aided Schools preferably in the villages of Kerala and to support them to complete grade 12 and beyond successfully to come out as responsible professionals.
The aim of the project is to identify these under-privileged but outstanding children from the wide spectrum of Kerala Society and empower them through a mentoring system to obtain an entry into India’s leading professional institutes. The support and mentoring system also includes helping the students for better academic performance, facilitating higher education and providing information about opportunities in education and career.
Opportunity for education is one of the best gifts we can offer to our less fortunate children. By supporting them, we are empowering them as well as giving their families a ray of hope.The objective of HOPE is to identify some of the under-privileged but outstanding children from the wide spectrum of Kerala Society and empower them through a mentoring programme.
The eligible candidates will be provided with HOPE Scholarships @ INR 5,000 for 8 to 10 grades and @ INR 10,000 for 11 & 12 grades. The continuity of scholarship will be based on the academic performance of the student and recommendations by the mentor & school authorities.
The support and mentoring system includes helping the students for better academic performance, facilitating higher education and providing information about opportunities in education and career.Sponsor can either recommend a student based on the above criteria in the prescribed format or the Trust can identify a student for the sponsor.Needless to say; your help goes a long way for these less fortunate children. Thank you for being a part of this noble cause.
Eligibility and Continuity of HOPE Scholarship
The eligible candidates should have good academic records with not less than 80% marks or equivalent grade for all subjects.The continuity of scholarship will be based on the academic performance of the student and recommendations by the mentor & school authorities.
When can I apply?
Candidates can apply at the latest by July 15 of every year.
How and Where to apply?
HOPE generally operates independently and at certain occasions, for the purpose of increasing the effectiveness of the mentoring, HOPE coordinates with schools and (or) certain local charitable / cultural organizations. Those who wanted to be considered for the HOPE scheme must complete the prescribed application form which can be obtained from your schools or by visiting the CETA Galaxy Charitable Trust website(www.cetagalaxytrust.com). Completed application forms along with a copy of ration card shall be forwarded via mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to CETA Galaxy Charitable Trust, T.C 8/1852, Thiruvananthapuram-695006. Please show your contact details, telephone number etc. in the application form and the signature of the Head of Institution is mandatory.
HOPE Scholarship Selection Process
Once the completed application reaches us, we will verify the information and approve a scholarship based on the eligibility and amount of funding available with us. If, in any case, we are unable to accommodate your requirements with the available funding, we will ﬁnd sponsors for such students. The sponsor, any CETA member or their spouses or any of our well wishers will be assigned as the mentor of each student and they will act as the Mentor throughout his/her career and will closely follow up his/her academic performance in order to extend all possible assistance.
Disbursement of HOPE Scholarship
The scholarship amount for the ﬁrst year will be disbursed within one month from the date of approval of the same. The subsequent year scholarship will be disbursed in the month of August/September every year subject to the eligibility criteria for renewal.
HOPE Mentoring Program
A mentor can be considered as a guide, whose role would be between a parent and a friend. He/she not only helps the kid to navigate through any terrain but to empower him/her to overcome the challenges of life. A mentor provides social, emotional and academic support, offering timely guidance in order to overcome the hurdles, which may come across. Although mentoring requires time, effort and energy, it can make a profound difference to the career/life of the kid.Through successful mentoring, a constructive friendship would be borne, in which mentees learn to trust and value their mentor. Meanwhile, they learn to develop essential social skills, recognize their own strengths, and grow in confidence.