Maitree Scholarship Program: CSR of Huawei

Date:   Wednesday , June 08, 2011

Huawei, a global telecom solutions provider, has announced the ‘Maitree Scholarship Program’ as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives in India. The program is open to Indian undergraduate and postgraduate students who have already secured admission to institutions of higher education in China. Through this program the company aims to build a platform for the exchange of ideas between the two nations, and foster a closer understanding of each others’ culture and society.

The scholarship program will help promote scientific and academic aptitude and will expand the career opportunities available to Indian students. Every year 10 scholarships of up to 10,000 USD each will be awarded to selected students for pursuing academic courses in China. Each scholarship will cover the student’s full tuition and living expenses for the duration of his or her study in China.

This scholarship is the latest among many CSR initiatives of the company in India. Promotion of education in rural areas through the program E-Hope, educational programs for specially-abled children, and higher education and research in the field of information technology are among their other initiatives. Registration for the program is currently open and applications can be submitted online before June 30th 2011.