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Sophia Merit Scholarships India, Invites Applications for 16th Annual Scholarship Award:

Sophia Scholarship is ready to receive applications for the academic year 2014-2015 from academically outstanding and financially deserving students. The prospective students should download the application form and instructions from this website. The completed application form along with the requested details and attachments should reach the contact address by September 30, 2014.

After the selection process is completed the candidates will be informed of the decision by November/December of 2014. The awards for the selected Sophia Scholar will be distributed towards the end February 2015 at an award ceremony in Chennai. Awards will be sent by mail to Sophia Scholars who are unable to attend the Award Ceremony. Scholarships will be awarded to students for pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Medicine after completion of higher secondary education. Students entering first year college only eligible to apply.

The Scholarships will provide a substantial amount towards tuition, boarding and lodging costs for the entire length of the Degree Program. To be eligible for Sophia Scholarship for subsequent years the students have to pass the year and also maintain the Merit Status. For additional information or questions please email: info@sophiascholarship.org

Application form and full details of eligibility and information can be downloaded from the above links (Click to open file in a new window and use 'Save' option, or right click to select 'Save Target As' option. Files are in .pdf format and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader)



  • Sophia, Inc. is a Public Benefit Corporation under section 501(a) / 501(c) (3) of IRC.
  • Donations made to Sophia are tax-deductible in the U.S.
  • Sophia in Greek means Wisdom or Knowledge!
  • Our letterhead incorporates the icon of Saraswathi, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge!
  • Sophia, Inc. has been formed to provide brilliant, needy students in India with the invaluable opportunity to realize their potential by pursuing lifetime educational goals.
  • Sophia, Inc., provides financial assistance to selected students to cover the tuition, lodging and boarding expenses incurred, 4 years for engineering and 5 years for medical, for an undergraduate program in India in the fields of engineering and medicine.


  • A Charitable, non-profit Corporation
  • IRS DLN# 17053077019019
  • California Corporation # 2134334, FEIN # 68-0427261


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Phone: 916-550-0689, 916-359-5104, 408-997-2702
E-mail: info@sophiascholarship.org

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