Educational development has been identified as the most urgent need of the
Sidhpur community. Hence all of the initial programs of the Foundation are
focusing on educational development. The lack of awareness, information, advice
and financial resources remain the key constraints. To address the educational
development issues the Foundation is currently implementing the following programs.
SidhpurAssist program provides educational development related advice to the community members on an individual basis worldwide.
SidhpurInteract program conducts educational workshops in cooperation with the community members. The workshops foster interactions among parents, students and professionals. The workshops also serve as a platform to exchange information and education related experiences.
SidhpurWeb is a website of the Foundation. The website serves as a communication medium to inform the community members about the programs and activities of Sidhpur Foundation.
SidhpurLink is a newsletter of the Sidhpur Foundation. Through SidhpurLink community members are informed about Foundations activities and achievements. SidhpurLink also provides information related to educational development. If you would like to receive a free copy of the SidhpurLink, please send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org
SidhpurLoans is a student loan program to provide financial support in the form
of low interest loans to bright and needy students of Sidhpur Community
worldwide to pursue good quality higher education.
Click here to download forms and load criteria information.
SidhpurSavings program encourages and promotes college savings plans for young
children in the community. This program provides guidance and useful information on the college savings plans.
SidhpurNet is an e-mail network of Sidhpur community members. Through SidhpurNet the foundation shares useful information related to educational development. SidhpurNet also recognizes the achievements of students and community members. You can become a member of SidhpurNet by sending an email to email@example.com
Sidhpur Foundation has a unique program for its Sidhpur Community worldwide
to boost the level of excellence.
Under this program a one-time Merit Award is given to students of Sidhpur
Community based on their scores in the SAT, GRE, GMAT tests.Following are
the minimum scores to qualify for these Awards:
SAT Excellence Award:
GRE Excellence Award:
GMAT Excellence Award:
SidhpurLeaders program promotes leadership development in youths, and organizes leadership forums to fosters cooperation among Sidhpur community worldwide.
Sidhpur Foundation was established in August 1997. The goal of Sidhpur
Foundation is to improve the educational status of Sidhpur community world wide.
Through the assistance, guidance and financial support from Sidhpur Foundation,
over 75 students are currently studying or have graduated from over 15 colleges
and universities in USA and Canada. The Foundation desires that these students
develop a successful professional or business career after they graduate.
Practical experience is essential for finding a suitable career opportunity.
Internships are becoming a common avenue for gaining real world practical
experience and exposure to the working environment. Internships also help in
building new contacts and networking.
Beginning 2003, Sidhpur Foundation
is starting a new program to support internships. Initially, at least one intern
will be supported in each of the following five areas:
||Sidhpur Foundation paid internship at private companies, financial
institutions, or banks in U.S.A or Canada.|
||Sidhpur Foundation paid internship at the Aga Khan Development Network
Institutions or affiliates worldwide (e.g., Aga Khan Foundation, FOCUS, Aga Khan
University, Aga Khan Rural Support Program, etc.).|
||Sidhpur Foundation paid internship at a U.S. or Canadian federal or
state/provincial government agencies (e.g., White house, Capitol Hill)|
||Sidhpur Foundation paid internship at international development
organizations (e.g., United Nations, World Bank, USAID, IMF, Private
foundations, Non-governmental Organizations, etc.)|
||Sidhpur Foundation paid internship at a Sidhpur Community Institutions
worldwide (e.g., Aminabad School - Hyderabad; Royal Dairy - Karachi, Sidhpur
Foundation - USA, Girls Hostel – Sidhpur, etc.)|
addition, Sidhpur Foundation will help facilitate identification of candidates
for the Pioneer Credit Union (PMCU) paid internship at PMCU head quarters in
The SF paid internships will be up to 3 months period
with a stipend of up to U.S. $1,000 per month paid to an intern towards a
partial or full support of his/her time as an intern in the U.S. or Canada.
Stipend for internships based overseas will be determined on a case-by-case
basis depending on the cost of living and other travel related
||Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students from the
Sidhpur community studying in the U.S. and Canada.|
||Internship awards will be given on a competitive and merit basis. Applicant
must have a minimum grade point average (cumulative GPA) of 3.0 on a 4.0
||The undergraduate students must have completed at least two years of
college/university education and must be classified as a junior or
||International students must obtain an official approval from their
college/university to do an internship.|
||Applicants must be enrolled in his/her degree program in the semester
following the internship and complete his/her degree program.|
||Students have to find a suitable internship opportunity on their own with a
||Students who have been awarded SF paid internship are not eligible to apply
for the second time.|
||Students requesting partial or matching support will be given
Application form must be submitted to Sidhpur Foundation
office by January 31 each year. Application forms can be obtained by contacting
Sidhpur Foundation via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or can be
downloaded from the SF website: click
Application must accompany following documents:
||Transcript showing the cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).|
||One page statement of purpose explaining how internship will help develop a
professional or business career.|
||One-page Resume (Curriculum Vitae).|
will be announced by March 1.
Educational Study Tours to the Universities in the United States
One of the goals of the programs of Sidhpur Foundation is to promote excellence in education. Good quality educational institutions are located across the United States and worldwide. Beginning 2003, Sidhpur Foundation will initiate a new program called Educational Study Tours. The goal of this program is to provide exposure to high school students and college going students to good universities located across the United States. This program will help open new opportunities and broaden the horizons for good quality education.
The Purpose of Study tour Program:
The main purpose of these study tours is to provide the opportunity for students to visit and interact with admission officers of various universities. The goal of this novel program is to open up new opportunities and horizons for higher education at good universities all over the United States. The Program offers an individuals opportunity to network
||SF Educational Camp & Youth Forum is a new program that
provides students and parents with detailed information about specific facets of
their education in a camp-like setting. This year's camp is focused on the
college admission facet of an individual’s academic career.|
||SF Educational Camp & Youth Forum is being implemented to meet
the following objectives:|
||Provide structured resources and guidance to high-school going students to
help them maximize their collegiate potential.|
||Expose Sidhpur community youths to the programs and activities of AKEB and
make them better equipped to reap the benefits of AKEB’s programs.|
||Expose Sidhpur community youths to students and professionals from diverse
careers and thus enable them to make informed career choices early in their
||Provide networking opportunities amongst high school, college going and
professional youth of Sidhpur community in USA.|
||Develop exemplary role models and leaders within the Sidhpur
||SF Educational Camp & Youth Forum is open to high-school
students of the Sidhpur community who are in 10th and 11th grade during the
2003-2004 academic year. Due to the anticipated popularity of the program and in
order to ensure quality during the first implementation, a maximum participant
count has been capped at 50. |
||Minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0|
||Eldest sibling in the family will be given preference|
||Only one participant per family|
||Students with leadership potential|
||Students whose parents are not educated in the U.S. system of education