Educational Scholarships

Every year Grassroots Asia contributes to students' academic education

Scholarships are awarded based on economic need and the student's achievements.

Full and partial scholarships are given for:

High school textbooks and uniforms - $50 per year

College admission/textbooks at government colleges: $100 year

Private college admission/textbooks: $200 per year

Hostel Fees are $200 per year

A few of our favorite quotes about the value of education:

"Education need not only be a tool for survival but for enhancing perception. The children must blossom and flower into great human beings."- Sadhguru

“The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” —Dr. Seuss

“Education is one thing no one can take away from you.” —Elin Nordegren

"Education is the key that unlocks the golden door to freedom.” —George Washington Carver

"Education breeds confidence, confidence breeds hope, hope breeds peace." - Confucius

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” —Maimonides

"Education is about making the child grow with an uncluttered intelligence. An intelligence that is not identified and entangled in culture, religion, ideology, or prejudice will naturally lead to the ultimate blossoming of the individual." - Sadhguru

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” —Malcolm Forbes

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” —Albert Einstein

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” —John Dewey

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values.” —William S. Burroughs

"Teaching should not be a profession – it must be a passion. Only then can education move from imposition of facts to exploration of truth." - Sadhguru

"What makes a child gifted and talented may not always be good grades in school, but a different way of looking at the world and learning." —Chuck Grassley

“Education is the vaccine of violence.” —Edward James Olmos

“The purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.” —Sydney J. Harris

“Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” —Nelson Mandela

"Education should not be about molding children the way you want them, but about supporting their natural longing to know." - Sadhguru

“The ability to read, write, and analyze; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualifications and connections to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table — all of that starts with education.” —Michelle Obama

“A child without education is like a bird without wings.” —Tibetan Proverb

“The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as we continue to live.” —Mortimer Adler

“The principal goal of education in the schools should be creating men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” —Jean Piaget

“The content of a book holds the power of education and it is with this power that we can shape our future and change lives.” —Malala Yousafzai

“Education makes a people easy to lead but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” —Peter Brougham

"Education is about empowerment, about cultivating a human being to the highest possible potential – a tool for fulfilling the immensity of Being." - Sadhguru

“The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.” —John F. Kennedy

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress in every society, in every family.” —Kofi Annan

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” —Malcolm X

“Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.” ―Walter Cronkite

"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela

"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people's thinking." -Steve Jobs

"It is not the qualifications but the competence that opens a door." - Sadhguru

"If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor." -Eleanor Roosevelt

"If you look at what you have in life, you'll always have more. If you look at what you don't have in life, you'll never have enough." -Oprah Winfrey

"Education does not mean getting a certificate. It means enhancing yourself." - Sadhguru

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." -James Cameron

"Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." -John Lennon

"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." -Benjamin Franklin

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson

"Education needs inspiration, not just information. Only inspired human beings can transform their own lives and lives around them." - Sadhguru

"The highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence." - Rabindranath Tagore