The Company extends financial support in the form of scholarships to meritorious students, one each in Agriculture and Engineering degree course annually. These scholarships are awarded based upon merit cum need i.e. 85% for merit and 15% for the parental income status.
The minimum eligible percentage criteria for scholarship in Engineering and Agriculture degree course is 70% and 60% respectively. Engineering students should have secured admission for the degree course in Engineering affiliated to Goa University or BITS PILANI, Goa. Ascholarship in Agriculture is restricted to admission inrecognized Agriculture Universities of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
These scholarships were instituted over thirty years ago and carry a cash award of Rs.12,000/- per subject, per annum for the duration of the degree course. Applications for awarding these scholarships were invited through advertisements in the Goan dailies and also through intimation to all Engineering Colleges in Goa and Directorate of Agriculture, Panaji, Goa.
Scholarships for the 2010-11 academic year was awarded to Master Prashant Sangodkar of Dharbandora who secured an overall 89% in HSSC. He has secured an admission in NIT, Farmagudi, Goa.The scholarship in the Agriculture degree course was awarded to Miss Ashweta Kambal of Bicholimwho secured overall 63.8% in HSSC. Shesecured an admission to the College of Agriculture, Dapoli for a B.Sc (Horticulture) degree course.
In addition, Zuari awards annual scholarships to four neighbouring high school students who excel in SSC examination. These high schools are located in the company’s neighbourhood at Zuarinagar, Sancoale, Velsao and Cansaulim. Each scholarship carries a cash award of Rs.2500/- per annum for each high school and is awarded during the two years of the HSSC course i.e. Rs.2500 x 2 = Rs.5000 per student. Scholarship for the academic year 2011-12 was awarded to Miss. Frenzy Fernandes of Infant Jesus Academy, Velsao, Miss Jessica Pereira of St. Thomas High School, Cansaulim, Master. Dhiraj Kumar D. Prasad of Fr. Joseph Vaz High School, Sancoale and Miss Poonam Bane of Govt. High School, Zuarinagar.