The main aim of the TRUST is to financially help one girl at a time, who is bright in studies but without necessary economic resources, with a scholarship to successfully complete a career-oriented Degree course chosen by the incumbent. She can be of any caste, religion, region, language or status, but should be a resident citizen of India. ‘Girl’ will include specifically for this purpose Trans-genders also who are living with a female identity.
The scholarship, which shall be known as P. P. Gomathi Memorial Scholarship, will be in the form of an annual grant to meet any expenditure relating to the academic course the candidate had joined. Initially, the total annual value of the grant will not be less than Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rs. One Lakh only). This amount may be increased over the years by the Board of Trustees depending upon the resources at its disposal.
One would be eligible to apply for the grant only after securing admission to a course in an institution affiliated to a University recognized by the University Grants Commission or the Government of India or any of the State Governments, or in an Autonomous institution recognized by the University Grants Commission.
From among the applicants, the Board of Trustees would initially prepare a short list of three or four candidates on the basis of only two criteria:
consistent excellence in the academic record up till then
overall poor economic background and resources.
From the said list, the final candidate shall be selected giving preference to the economic condition over the academic record. In case of a tie at this stage, the applicant hailing from Dakshina Kannada, Kerala and Karnataka in that order of priority shall be preferred over those from the rest of India.
It is only fair that we pay back what we receive. The TRUST does not expect anything back. But the society deservedly would. The TRUST, therefore, would expect every recipient of P. P. Gomathi Memorial Scholarship to sponsor on her own, as a solemn commitment to oneself, at least one student in a similar situation as and when she is in a position to do so.