Published: 29th June 2020
LPU to give full scholarship to kids of COVID victims, waiver for frontline workers and their wards
The scholarship is a token of their appreciation for the workers' service to the nation, said Chancellor Ashok Mittal. This is a move that will mean a lot to kids of frontline workers
The entire world is wading through difficult times and there have been initiatives from across society to help those who are affected the most by the Coronavirus pandemic. Lovely Professional University's (LPU) scholarship, one such initiative, has a fund of Rs 20 crore to provide tuition fee waivers for frontline workers and survivors and their families. Victims of COVID-19 or their children will get a full waiver while the wards of frontline workers (or their wards) will get a 20 per cent waiver on their tuition fees.
The university feels it is their duty to give back to society and what better way than to help them gain quality education. "If India has largely managed to stay safe from COVID 19, it is on the back of the massive efforts that our frontline workers have put in. We salute their commitment to put the nation’s cause ahead of their personal safety every day they go out to perform their duties. It would be an honour for us to have them or their wards study at LPU. The scholarship is a just a small token of our appreciation for their service to the nation," said Chancellor Ashok Mittal.
There have been quite a few applications under a total of 13 categories which include the health personnel and police force among others. "We have seen more than 500 entries and the number is increasing every day. This initiative is part of a larger set of programmes that LPU has come up with to give back and help society cope with and fight the COVID war," said Dr Rajeev Sobti, Dean of Admissions and Head of the School of Computer Science Engineering at LPU. "As a university, it is our responsibility to give back to society in some way or the other. We have tried to plug in all the verticals in our composite initiative and this is just part of the larger programme," he added.