Late Shri Hemant Sonawala Scholarship for Promising Woman Engineering Student

Late Shri Hemant Sonawala was the founder of the Hinditron Group of Companies. He was a Senior Member and Past Chairperson of IEEE Bombay Section. He was the recipient of IEEE Millennium Medal and IEEE Silver Jubilee Medallion.

Hinditron Group in association with IEEE Bombay Section has instituted an annual scholarship of Rs. One Lakh in memory of Late Shri Hemant Sonawala. Hinditron Group of Companies will fund the scholarship for deserving undergraduate engineering girl students who need financial support.



  1. IEEE Student Member with active membership.
  2. An undergraduate girl student in her final yearengineering of any branch.
  3. Current CGPA of 7.0 or higher (or equivalent).
  4. Expected to take masters programme and/or considering a career in engineering.
  5. Currently enrolled as full-time student at an Indian university or college in IEEE Bombay Section jurisdiction that offers undergraduate courses in engineering.
  6. An Indian citizen or permanent resident and residing in the region of IEEE Bombay Section.

Relatives ofcurrent members of the IEEE Bombay Section Execom or the Scholarship Committee are not eligible to apply. The Execom or Scholarship Committee members are not permitted to nominate or endorse candidates for this Scholarship.


Basis for Judging:


  1. Statement of Purpose (SOP) of the applicant
  2. Merit and past performance of the student
  3. Evidence of maintaining a cumulative CGPA of at least 7.0 (or equivalent)
  4. Extra-curricular/technical activities, IEEE activities, achievements and leadership
  5. Referral letters from at least two individuals who are qualified to evaluate the applicant’s academic accomplishments and technical proficiency as well as career intentions (e.g. professor, administrator, internship organization).

How to Apply?

Signed and scanned applications complete with the following details and a signed and scanned covering letter should be submitted as email attachments to “”. Referral letters should also be sent directly to the same email address (not through/by the applicant).

    1. Applicant Name
    2. Email Address
    3. Residential Address
    4. Phone Number
    5. IEEE Student Membership number
    6. Name of the Institution/College and University

Address of the Institution/College

Branch of Engineering

  • Complete academic record (From SSC to Sem VI of degree)
  • Student Branch Code
  • Name and contact details of the Student Branch Councillor
  • Extra-curricular/technical activities
  • IEEE activities, achievements and leadership
  • Names, designations and email addresses of individuals issuing referral letters
  • Signature of the applicant with date.
  • Statement of Purpose (on a separate page)


Important dates:

  1. Last date for receiving applications: 30 April 2018
  2. Result announcement date: 31 May 2018

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