HDFC Bank awarded scholarships to 88 meritorious students in Jammu and Kashmir, who were facing financial difficulties.
The students are among the "455 scholars selected across India for HDFC Bank's Educational Crisis Scholarship Support (ECSS) program," the bank in a handout said.
Under the ECSS program, the bank lends a hand to meritorious students across the country, who might have to discontinue their education due to financial difficulties arising out of loss of livelihood, it said.
Of the 88 students selected in J&K this year, 58 are college students and 30 are school students.
At a function organized at Town Hall, Kulgam, Zubair Iqbal, Senior Vice President and Circle Head – J&K, HDFC Bank, handed over scholarship cheques to 28 students of the district.
The ECSS program is now in its 5th year and is open to all students from recognized private and government-aided schools, studying from class VI to class XII and up to post graduation or diploma / vocational training, whether full-time or part-time at colleges recognized by UGC/AICTE.
The primary selection criteria for scholarship is the financial situation of the family.