Pune: Lila Poonawalla Foundation Awards Scholarships to Over 1,900 Girls for the Academic Year 2022-2023

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Pune, 22nd March 2023: The Lila Poonawalla Foundation (LPF) has awarded Merit-cum-Need Based Scholarships to over 1,900 meritorious and financially challenged girls for the academic year 2022-2023 across Pune, Wardha, Amravati, Nagpur, Hyderabad, and Bengaluru.

Around 1,500 girls are pursuing their undergraduate degrees in Engineering, Engineering After Diploma, Pharmacy, Nursing, Sciences, and Postgraduate degrees and will be supported for the entire course. Over 450 girls are pursuing the 7th grade in schools and will continue their education until graduation.

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This year, the scholarship award ceremony was divided into 13 functions across all these regions. The girls were felicitated with the scholarship awards by LPF’s Chairperson, Lila Poonawalla, Founder Trustee, Firoz Poonawalla, LPF’s Board of Trustees, LPF’s CEO, Priti Khare, senior leaders from LPF’s corporate partners, donors, scholarship selection committee members, and well-wishers.

“In our 27th year, LPF has achieved the milestone of empowering over 14,200 LILA Daughters. Our merit-cum-need based scholarship and skill-building program aim to support these girls to pursue their education and make them future-ready by providing varied technical and soft skills training and mentorship that complements their academic learning. Many of our girls have become successful women leaders associated with corporates, academic institutions, and medical institutes across the globe. They have also turned into compassionate citizens, supporting their families and communities around them. All these LILA Daughters are lifelong members of our ever-growing LPF family,” said Lila Poonawalla, Chairperson, LPF, and the recipient of the Padma Shri award.


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