Mangaluru, Aug. 7: The YCS-SPANDANA Minority Scholarship Helpdesk 2019, an initiative of Young Catholic Students (YCS)/Young Students’ Movement (YSM) of Mangaluru Diocese, in association with Spandana Trust (R) of Charity Sisters was inaugurated by the Vicar General of Mangalore diocese, Very Rev Msgr Maxim Noronha at Infant Mary Campus, Jeppu on Tuesday, August 6.
After prayer of blessing the inauguration was done by opening the scholarship website.
Msgr Noronha appreciated the initiative and said that by giving and recieving we show our belongingness to each other. He gave a call to many students to make use of the facility that is given free of cost.
Sr Marceline Braggs, Animator at Infant Mary Campus Jeppu, Mr Lanwin Lobo Urwa, CompuNet Systems proprietor Alphonse Dsouza who guide and support the Help Desk with ways more than one took part in the programme as guests of honour.
Mr Roy Castelino Kulshekar as well as Ms Loretta Antony who have given financial assistance and Sr Dorothy who guides the students were absent in the program due to inevitable reasons.
Fr Rupesh Madtha, the director, YCS/YSM Mangaluru, organises this Help Desk every year in order to fecilitate the students to avail govt benefits.YCS/YSM diocesan animator Mr Prajwal Sequeira Derebail compered the program and diocesan Coordinator Mervin Vas Ferar looked after the arrangements. Spandana Trust Manager Mr Victor Vas welcomed the guests and Ms Suhani Crasta Fermai proposed vote of thanks.The guests were presented with momentos.
Helping students to apply for scholarship
The government minority scholarship helpdesk helps students from minority communities to upload scholarship applications. It will be open from August to October from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm in the week days except on Sundays at Infant Mary Campus in Jeppu, Mangaluru.
The Help Desk has served 1,600 students free of cost in the last 2 academic years too.
Students who want to apply for the scholarship need to come equipped with documents such as Aadhar card, fee receipt from the college, bank passbook copy, income/caste certificate, previous years marks card, 2 photographs.
In case of renewal of scholarship, personal ID and password of previous year upload is needed.
For further details contact: 0824- 2418510(Office),
8951837929(Suhani Crasta) 9611876693 (director).