Its that time of the year again. The Josef James Memorial Scholarships are to be given out for 'needy but deserving' students of MCC - for the 20th year (since 1999). As some of you probably know, we have been giving around 30-50 small scholarships of Rs. 3000 on average, every year. This year, however, we would like to raise the average scholarship to around Rs. 5,000, for which we need to raise around a lakh in addition to the interest from our corpus fund.
We urgently need Rs. 1 lakh to cover all those to whom we would like to give scholarships. Please do send in whatever you can spare - every little bit counts!
There are three categories: Highly deserving: Rs. 5000; Medium: Rs. 4000 and Low but needy: Rs. 3000.
These may look like small sums of money to most of us - and indeed they are - but they represent huge sums for these young students whose parents have often borrowed money on interest, or pawned jewelry, to send them to MCC. Some are from single-parent families, with the mother working menial jobs to support her children through college. Some are attending college after fighting with their parents to not marry them off, or send them to work.
Many of them have come back to us years after they finished, recalling how the small amount of money we gave them made a difference in their lives. A truly humbling experience. And its been 19 years of being humbled, and awed, every year.
You can Donate Online through Credit/Debit Cards, Online Banking or Wallets.
Thanks very much, in advance, especially to all you MCCians out there!
- Viju (AJ) James
We will be issuing a Receipt for all Donations.