iSchoolConnect, a US and India-based AI-powered company has launched a program – “iSchoolConnect Scholarship” with an aim to help students get quality education overseas. The company is also planning to hike the scholarship amount and add more perks in the upcoming years.
As COVID-19 pandemic has severely hit the education sector across the world, these initiatives are undertaken to help students tackle the financial challenges during these testing times. It majorly focuses on the students who don’t have a strong financial position and access to quality education options.
Apart from this amount, other perks are also offered including one-way flight tickets to a student’s desired study abroad destination along with guided consultancy. The student would be required to fill and submit an application form for the same.
Founded by Ashish Fernando in 2017, the ed-tech start-up launched its scholarship initiative considering the disruption caused by the pandemic in the education sector.
This initiative will help the eligible students who wish to pursue their bachelor’s or master’s degree abroad to study in the United States, Canada, the UK, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Singapore, or the Netherlands.
Additionally, Byju’s also took an initiative to bridge the technological gap among students. The company launched a CSR initiative as a part of ‘Education for All’ to boost digital learning. Their campaign urges citizens to donate their smartphones, which would be refurbished and powered with Byju’s content before being distributed to children who don’t have proper access to quality education. By the end of 2025, the campaign is aiming to reach the maximum number of students, specifically in the remote areas of the country.