High School Scholarship Program[HSSP]

This is the flagship KEI project - providing financial support and mentorship for bright school kids on a merit plus need basis. After successfully running a pilot scholarship project in 2007, KEI has since sponsored tuition of many meritorious and deserving children in Kashmir. Every year, these students are selected after a well defined screening process whereby academic performance, student's unique abilities, and individual financial needs are taken into consideration. KEI currently supports 542 such scholars. These KEI scholars have performed brilliantly in the state level board exams with most scoring distinction grades. Some Scholars have been accepted in Medicine and Engineering degree programs. KEI is determined to extend this program to more children over the coming years. KEI believes that continued support and mentoring of students is a key to the success of this project. In 2012, KEI decided to simplify this program such that intake of scholars is only at the 9th and 11th grades.

Further, starting 2013, intake will be only at the 9th grade level such that these students are supported and mentored throughout their high school. Read More...