Team Everest
  • Karthik - Samosa seller to 
    Assistant Manager of Royal Enfield!

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    Karthik - Samosa seller to 
    Assistant Manager of Royal Enfield!

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  • Guna - From no family income to
    Accenture employee

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    Guna - From no family income to Accenture Employee

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  • Varsha - From a low income family to a

    TCS employee!

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    Varsha - From a low income family to a TCS employee!

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  • Divya - From living in a small shell house

     to living in her dream 2 BHK home.

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    Divya - From living in a small shell house

    to living in her dream 2 BHK Home.

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Change the future of a Kid!

Karthik's life might have ended up on the streets selling samosas. A brilliant girl like Varsha might have missed college.


One scholarship changed it all.


We have sponsored 850 students for their graduation till date as part of our 'I am the Change' Scholarship program.


In 2021, we have a dream to give scholarship to at least 500 more students. Your help can change lives!


Change a child's life now!

Sponsor a student's education! It costs Rs 42,000 per student per year.


There is NO minimum donation amount, You can donate any amount of your choice.

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850 Students Sponsored till Date

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Why it is a Life-Changing Scholarship?

When Monisha was studying, she sold her Mom's earring to pay exam fees.


Today, she is an IT professional. Like Monisha, I am the Change scholarship has transformed the lives of many parentless and single parented students.

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Who are the beneficiaries?

Parentless students

          Single-parented students

                 Low-income family students
Help a child become a graduate!

What do students get?

Financial Support

Financial assistance up to Rs 30,000 per year.

Skill Development​​

100+ hours of Skill development training every year.

Internship Opportunities​​

Internship with Corporate and Startups.

Job Opportunities

Facilitating Job interviews for Final Year students

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Scholar Impact Stories - 1 minute videos

Madhu's Mom works 10+ hours a day selling flowers and delivering food.


A boy who dreams of achieving big for all his grandpa's sacrifices.


Watch such 1-min stories of determination, dreams, and success!

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Testimonials

Ellan Raj, 2020 Everest scholar

My dad could never afford college fee, as he is a daily wage. I am doing my graduation with Team Everest scholarship now.

Dheeksha, 2020 Everest scholar

I have not seen my dad at all. My mom struggled a lot and helped me complete school. I'm doing graduation because of Team Everest.

Kathirvel, 2020 Team Everest scholar

My dad died due to kidney failure. Since then, my mom has been working hard as a housemaid. Thank you for the scholarship.

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Sponsor a student's education! It costs Rs 42,000 per student per year.


There is NO minimum donation amount, You can donate any amount of your choice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Donation

Are donations tax exempted?

If you donate using the 'Donate in INR' button, your donations are tax exempted under 80G in India. It means, you will get a 50% tax exemption in India.

If you donate using the 'Donate in Other Currencies' button, your donations are tax exempted in USA as we are a registered non profit in USA under the name 'Team Everest USA'.

Do you send an e-receipt after the donation?

Yes, we mail you the e-receipt after successful donation.

How much it costs to educate one student?

It costs us Rs. 42,000 per student per year. We give up to Rs 30,000 to a student to cover the college fees, book fees, transportation fees, hostel fees, mess fees, exam fees, lab fees etc.

Rs 12,000 is used to provide 100+ hours of training per year for the student to become employable by the end of their graduation program.

Is there any minimum donation amount?

You can donate any amount of your choice. There is no minimum amount.

How to donate for this scholarship?
Can I be a monthly donor and donate monthly for this scholarship?

Yes, you can. Please signup as a monthly donor here  now.

Do these funds go to 1 student or goes to a shared pool?

Every donation is tagged to a single student and we let you know who your student is by December every year.

Scholarship

What is 'I am the Change' scholarship?

A scholarship program by Team Everest to sponsor the under graduation of students. 

How long this initiative has been happening?

We started this scholarship program in 2016.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

1.Financial support: Up to 30,000 for each student every year for college fees till they finish college. 

2. Skill development: From Aptitude to Attitude, we will train students on every aspect to make them employable. There will be a minimum of 100 hours of training every year till they finish graduation.

3. Internship Opportunities: Internship opportunities with startups, corporates to help them get corporate exposure and develop new skills.

4. Job Opportunities: We guide students on various job opportunities during their final year thereby helping them to get a job easier.

Do you sponsor school students as part of this scholarship?

No. We do not sponsor school students as part of this scholarship. We sponsor only for their graduation.

How do you get application for this scholarship?

We receive applications for this program in 3 ways:

  • School Application Drive - Our team visit various schools in our scholarship cities and collect students application.
  • Online Applications - Students apply for our scholarship via www.everestscholarship.com
  • College Application Drive - Our team visit various colleges in our scholarship cities and collect students application.
How do you select students for this scholarship?

Please scroll above and refer the 'Student Selection' process in this page. It is a 8 step selection process.

Can I refer a student for this scholarship?

Yes, you can ask them to visit www.everestscholarship.com and ask them to apply if the application window period is open and they are eligible for our scholarship.

What are the eligibility criteria for the scholarship?

Please check www.everestscholarship.com to know the details.

About Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the scholarship?

Parentless, single-parented, and economically weak college students are the beneficiaries of our scholarship.

How many students are part of this scholarship?

We have sponsored the education of 850 students to date.

I need to understand the beneficiaries better. What can I do?

Read our scholar stories in this page or watch their stories as 1 minute videos here.

What are the scholarship cities where the students are from?

This scholarship is currently happening in Chennai, Coimbatore & Madurai. We are expanding this scholarship to Bangalore & Pune in 2021. We will be expanding this scholarship to many more places in future depending the funds we are able to raise.

5. Can I meet my student?

Yes. You can meet the student who you are sponsoring. Students will be from Chennai, or Madurai, or Coimbatore. You can meet the student along with a representative from Team Everest.

Why this scholarship is restricted to a few places and why not for students from other places?

This scholarship is not just a financial assistance program. It includes training and internships also. Hence, we take clusters of students from one particular place instead of taking a few students from many places. This way we can offer more benefits to students rather than just giving financial assistance only. 


Hence, we do this program in few selected places. When we get more sponsors, we will take this scholarship to more places.

Training

What training you provide to scholars?

From Aptitude to Attitude, we will train students on every aspect to make them employable. There will be minimum of 100 hours of training - 60 hours of classroom training & 40 hours of phone training. Now, because of Covid, all the training happen via Phone until the situation becomes normal.

Can I volunteer to train students?

Yes, you can. Keep an eye on our social media channels and our events page where we post such training volunteering opportunities.

Payment to Students

How do you make the fee payment for students?

We collect necessary proof from students (Original Bills, Bonafide etc) and make the payment directly to the student's bank account. We do both advance payments and reimbursement to the student.

Why are you not paying the fees to the college directly?

Our students study in 194 colleges and every college has their own payment structure, perm terms and payment modes (Cheque, Cash, Online transfer etc) which makes it logistically difficult to pay them directly. Hence, we pay to the student bank account directly after collecting all the necessary proofs.

Won't the student misuse the funds if we directly pay the scholarship to their bank account?

We collect necessary proofs (Original Bills, College Bonafide etc) before making the payment. So, there is no chance of a student misusing the funds.

Transparency

Will I know the student's details to whom I donate?

Yes. We let every donor know who their student is by December every year.

Can I speak with my student?

Yes. We share the student mobile number upon request once we tag the student to you in December.

Can I meet my student?

Yes. You can meet the student who you are sponsoring. Students will be from any of our Scholarship cities. You can meet the student along with a representative from Team Everest. 


We can also set up a video call for you if you are from a different city.

Will Team Everest share periodic report about the student?

Unfortunately NO. We do not have the required human resources to do this. We share you the student phone number upon request and you can do a periodic check with the student as per your convenience. This makes it more humane, transparent and flexible.

What is the admin cost for Team Everest?

Our admin cost varies from 5% to 15%. We cover this cost from the donations we raise from corporates. So, when individuals like you donate, 100% of the donation goes to the cause.

Is Team Everest a registered NGO?

Yes, we are a registered non profit with Government of India. 


We are also registered as a non profit under the name 'Team Everest USA' in United States of America.

Is Team Everest financial transactions audited?

Yes, all our financial statements are audited by professional third-party auditors and reported to the government as per the law of the country. We have even won awards for our transparency. You can see more details about this on our transparency page.

Where can I see the trust documents for Team Everest?

Please check out transparency page for more details.

Monthly Donation

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