About Scholarship

The IIT (BHU) Foundation Scholarship is made possible through the IIT (BHU) Access Fund. The Access Fund was established in 2021 with a seed funding of $2 Million from IIT(BHU) alum Mr. Nikesh Arora and the Palo Alto Network Foundation. The seed donation enabled the creation of a dedicated fund to provide a variety of support services for the current student body at IIT (BHU) and supporting its mission to be a transformative force in technical education in India.

The very first scholarship under the Access Fund is a means-based scholarship providing full ride, four years of tuition and medical insurance coverage for qualified applicants. The scholarship also aims to increase participation of women in engineering. Your donations to the IIT (BHU) Access Fund are key in expanding the number of scholarships available to students. Please consider making a contribution of $1,000 for each of the next four years to support the education of a deserving student. It is a four years commitment but it has the potential to change the course of an otherwise deserving student. Your contributions may even be tax deductible.

Scholarship offered
Application Recieved

My father passed away in an accident a few years ago and my mother has worked very hard for my studies. The IIT (BHU) Foundation scholarship allows me to pursue my studies, while relieving my mother from financial hardship.

Bhav Khurana
Computer Science, Incoming Class of 2021

The Foundation scholarship provided to me is a huge help to me and my family by not letting my Education has become a financial burden on my family. I am thankful to the whole team at IIT (BHU) Foundation. Thank you to Palo Alto Networks and Nikesh Arora for your generosity.

Sonali Verma
Electronics, Communication Engineering, Incoming Class of 2021

Coming from a lower middle-class family, money was not something that had been available for me, even for the most essential needs like education. So, good grades, strong will, and a slight glimmer of self-belief were the only things that we were left with. I was really anxious about study expenses at IIT (BHU), but that is no longer the case due to this scholarship. I’m really glad and I have begun believing in the well-versed quote, “Opportunities comes with in the way when life seems most challenging.”

Astha Ojha
Chemical Engineering, Incoming Class of 2021

Thanks To Nikesh Arora

We would like to thank you for taking the monumental step to contribute $2 Million to IIT (BHU)Foundation in November 2021. Your generous donation in coordination with the Palo Alto Network Foundation, provided the seed money to establish the Access Fund, which has enabled scholarships for 21 students in the 2021-2022 session to attend IIT (BHU), a premier Institute in India. Your contribution has made the direct impact of broadening access to education and preparing future leaders in critical areas of technology. Many of us know first hand the transformative power of a world-class education. Accordingly, we hope that through the continued support of generous benefactors such as yourself, the Foundation will be able to raise even larger endowments in the near future.