Helping the underprivileged


The Foundation's scholarship program provides financial assistance to economically underprivileged students pursuing professional Engineering and Medical courses in India. 


Our mission

The Swami Dayanand Charitable Education Foundation (SDCEF) is to help exceptionally talented but poor students in India to become engineers. The foundation awards scholarships to the students who have overcome the adversity of their family's circumstances to be among the top rankers in national level common entrance tests, based on which they have secured admissions to quality engineering colleges.

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Program Overview

Total 200 scholarships are offered in various categories for the year 2016-17 and 30% of these scholarships are reserved for women applicants. From this year, the scholarship program is also opened to the students studying MBBS and Architecture courses in Govt. colleges. We have also introduced Scholarship Recommendation Program, under which an institute can recommend student to the SDCEF for award of Scholarship.

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Our Scholars

We select top ranking students from national and state level examinations for engineering and technology whose family incomes are unable to support a higher education. Once student hardships are verified by our facilitators, they join our family as SDCEF scholars. The foundation had provided scholarships to 114 students for the 2015-16. Many of them are children of farmers and daily wage workers.

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Poster Competition for Children


Swami Dayanand Education Foundation is organizing its first Indian History and Heritage Poster Contest for  the children. The contest is open to all the children in the USA & Canada. The winners of these contests will be awarded prizes and certificates. Please send your posters along with a registration form available on the website. Click here to know more ......

Mother's Day Scholarships

This Mother's Day, we are grateful for our Moms and all of the mothers and mother figures in our lives. We want to honor their gifts to us by sponsoring Impact scholarships in their names. Your contribution allows a low-income Mom to learn self-defense, empowerment and personal safety while honoring your Mom in a unique and powerful way. Know more...


Swami Dayanand Education Foundation (SDCEF) is a registered non-profit organization in India and dedicated to supporting higher education for brilliant, deserving yet underprivileged students across India. SDEF is set up to help and support the students who are pursuing Engineering courses in premier institutes of India. Many bright, hardworking and deserving students in India do not complete their education because of their poor economic background. Many of them are children of poor farmers and daily wage laborers who go to great lengths to provide their children basic education. The students themselves study in conditions which would not be acceptable in any developed country. They lack basic infrastructure like a table and chair sufficient books etc. In spite of these odds, they manage to qualify in the entrance exams for professional streams, but they back out due to lack of financial support. Every single life you impact has a ripple effect throughout the community. Help us make a difference today by donating what you can or volunteering your time. We are grateful for all the support we receive in serving the needs of countless brilliant young minds. Please join us in our mission and we would love to hear from you! Thank you!

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