Sophia Merit Scholarships Inc. Invites Applications for 16th Annual Scholarship Award:

Applications for Award of Scholarships are being received now. Candidates are requested to apply for 2014-15 Scholarship now and will not be advertising in The HINDU as in the past. The prospective students can download the application form and the information from this web site. The completed application form along with the requested details and attachments should reach the contact address by September 30, 2014. After the selection process is completed the candidates will be informed of the decision by November / December of 2014. The awards for the selected Sophia Scholar will be distributed towards the end February 2015 at an award ceremony in Chennai. Awards will be sent by mail to Sophia Scholars who are unable to attend the Award Ceremony. Scholarships will be awarded to students for pursuing Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Medicine after completion of higher secondary education. Students entering first year college only eligible to apply.
The Scholarships will substantially cover tuition, boarding and lodging costs for the entire length of the Degree Program.To be eligible for Sophia Scholarship for subsequent years the students have to pass the year and also maintain the Merit Status.

Application form and full details of eligibility and information can be downloaded from the following links: (Click to open file in a new window and use 'Save' option, or right click to select 'Save Target As' option. Files are in .pdf format and can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader)

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Prospective Candidates should fulfill the following eligibility to be considered for Sophia Scholarship:

Prospective Candidates should fulfill the following eligibility to be considered for Sophia Scholarship

  1. Should have completed Higher Secondary Education
  2. Should be interested in Pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Medicine in a recognized
    College or University in India
  3. Should have secured admission for the academic year 2014-2015
    Only students who secure admission by merit will be considered. Students who secure admission by paying Capitation fee will not be considered for Scholarship
  4. Only students entering College in First Year are eligible to apply.
  5. Students should demonstrate Financial Need.

    Prospective scholars will be selected from applicants who meet all the above requirements. Selection will be based purely on Merit and demonstrated financial need.


Applications are being received now.

Download 2014 Application Form and Application Information from this website.

2) Completed Application Form along with required Attachments should be received at Address given below by September 30, 2014:

R. Ramesh
Sophia Merit Scholarships
Basement, Honey Dew Apartments,
60 5th Cross Street, Trustpuram
(Near Meenakshi College),
Kodambakkam, Chennai 600024

3) Candidates provisionally selected for Sophia Scholarship will be informed of the decision by end of November/December 2014

4) Scholarship Award will be made by end of February 2015 In Chennai



  1. Completed Application form
  2. Proof of Admission in the Engineering/Medical College for the year 2014-2015
  3. Attested copy of the higher Secondary Mark Sheet (+2). Attestation can be done by any Gazette officer of the State/Central Government or Head master of the School Studied or by the Principal/Dean or Head of the Department of the present college.
  4. Proof of Income of the parents from Employer or appropriate authorities as the case may be.

    Application with insufficient information will be summarily rejected without any further correspondence.




Download the Latest Application Form by clicking HERE

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