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Fully Funded Scholarship for Social Change Makers 2024-2025

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Various benefits
15 Jan 2025
Application deadline


Kanthari in Trivandrum, Kerala, South of India, offers a 12 month leadership program for visionaries who have overcome adversity and who are keen to drive ethical social change.


Scholarship type

Need based

Number of scholarships to award



Tuition waiver + other benefits

Scholarship coverage

  • tuition fee reduction
  • travel expenses
  • accommodation


Have you always wanted to start and run your own impact-making organization?Or have you already registered one and are you looking to gain more skills in running it?THEN… kanthari is the place for you.

Many people are searching for what they want to do in life, however, kanthari is for those who have already decided to initiate an organization/NGO that makes a difference. For them, kanthari is the last stop before getting started!

The twelve-month scholarship-based program will help participants develop all the necessary skills to effectively run CSOs/NGOs, Social enterprises, or social ventures.

Applicable programmes


Selected participants will qualify for a scholarship provided by their donors to cover the training fee and accommodation. Graduates of the program will have access to a network of change-makers from 50+ countries worldwide.

The scholarship covers the following:

A round trip ticket for Flight, or train or bus ticket to TRV airport, TRV railway or TRV bus station.

Transportation within India for project/course related purpose.

Full board, including shared accommodation and meals (while staying at kanthari campus).

Exposure visits to organisations who do similar work to gather subject matter expertise and best practice.

Course related costs, including faculty, equipment, and materials.


  • Kanthari welcomes applicants over 22 years of age (they don’t have an upper age limit) who have overcome significant life challenges ranging from vision impairment, disability, poverty, war, discrimination, and/or exploitation.
  • Or, they could also be witnesses to social situations they wish to change so others do not suffer.
  • They should have a passion to make the world a better place and the strength to be forces of good rather than be victims of circumstance.
  • Applicants must speak and understand basic English and have basic computer skills.

Scholarship requirements







Study experience required

High school


Over 22


Application deadline

15 Jan 2025

Complete the application form.


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