The inception of the SIFF Scholars program finally took place in May 2017 with 19 talented children forming the first batch of SIFF Scholars.
Since then we have been adding a new batch of scholars every year.
Asgar loves to invent things and his dream career is to start his own venture. Ability to work in a team is his greatest strength.
Tulasi enjoys dancing and is a good athlete. Her dream is to become an IAS officer. She loves making new friends. Knowing how to collaborate is the outcome of her learnings at SIFF.
Manasa has a soft spot for animals and the environment. She aspires to become an astronaut in the future. Speaking up for herself is one of her learnings at SIFF.
Manisha dreams of becoming an IAS officer. She loves playing football which is probably why her key takeaway from SIFF has been teamwork.
Anshu feels strongly about women’s safety and equality. He aspires to be an inventor in the future.
Bindu wants to be a Lawyer. She loves taking part in competitions. Learning how to focus is her key takeaway from SIFF
Deepak dreams of being a Biologist. He loves animals and preaches cleanliness. SIFF has taught him about how learning can be fun.
Dinesh enjoys teaching little children. He is against substance abuse. He loves meeting new people.
Deekshit dreams of becoming a football player. He loves people’s company and his learning from SIFF is about generating ideas through teamwork.
Dilruba is a voracious reader and aspires to become an Archaeologist. Knowledge counts over marks is her learning from SIFF.
Hemanth M G wants to join the Army. His learning at SIFF is that education can be fun when children are given the liberty to be themselves.
Sripriya aims to be a doctor. She enjoys academics and pollution of any kind disturbs her. Her key learning from SIFF has been team participation.
Kishan enjoys tinkering with tools. He aims to become a Mechanical Engineer.
Hemanth G loves to keep his surroundings clean. He wants to become a Cardiologist. Importance of going beyond textbooks to learn new things is one of his key takeaways from SIFF.
Muslima enjoys art. She loves a clean environment and aims to become a doctor. Patience and collaboration are her key learnings from SIFF.
Nishchay aspires to become a Scientist. He is against tobacco and alcohol consumption. He thinks group learning helps him learn better.
Saif loves to play cricket. He wishes to work as a Software Engineer. He believes helping each other makes learning better.
Riza dreams of becoming a Surgeon. She is all about cleanliness and the importance of knowing ourselves better is her learning from SIFF.
Abhi wishes to become a Scientist. He loves to sing and design things. He has learnt to make a difference to the environment in his own way.
Shiva is one of the comic relief elements in the class. An aspiring engineer and self-proclaimed tree climber, he is a great believer in achieving new heights every time.
Nandini is famous amongst her classmates for her melodious voice and strong opinions. She loves to make new friends and is always found collaborating with other classmates while generating new ideas.
Vaishnavi is a quick learner. She enjoys dancing and singing. She is kind and helpful when working in a team. She cares a lot about people around her and is observant about personality quirks; her intuition about people ensures an understanding between her and her peers.
Dhananjay has an extreme passion for traveling. In school, he believes in a hands-on approach when it comes to learning. He aspires to be a software engineer and one of the crucial takeaways at SIFF is to develop that interest.
Deepa is quiet and very prompt in her work. She is very fond of animals. Her determination knows no boundaries, and she firmly believes that with hard work the height of success she can achieve is limitless.
Gagan has an inquisitive mind. Having a student like him in a classroom make his teachers come well prepared before teaching any topic. He has a wide range of interests and a cheerful attitude. Being methodical is one of his key learnings at SIFF.
Bhoomika is our star football player. Her focus on improving her game is exceptional — overall an excellent student with a strong desire to learn new things. She would like to overcome her inhibitions and participate in non-sport related activities.
Chandan is diligent and quiet. He is extremely passionate about animals and has a true nurturing personality. Chandan aspires to become an engineer. One of his significant takeaways at SIFF has been learning to combine his passion with his skillset.
Darshini is our innovative genius. She has unique problem-solving methods which constantly amaze her peers. What sets her apart is her initiative in taking over issues that affect her and the intuitive ingenuity and artistic flair with which she puts her ideas into action. She aspires to be an aeronautical engineer.
Abu is our resident math genius. Self-driven and sharp, he is also an avid sportsperson and equally interested in every extracurricular area.
Bhavani is a dreamer and an enthusiastic sportsperson. A relatively accomplished football player, she is also vocal in her ideas and expressive in her opinions. She is a considerate friend and is found continuously helping her classmates. Her presence in the classroom makes the classroom environment light-hearted and fun.
Manoj is a great music lover and is also enthusiastic about learning new musical instruments. He is also passionate about learning the mechanical functioning of motor vehicles. One of his takeaways from the program would be learning time management.
Anshu Kumari is yet another bright spot amongst her teachers and peers and is an inspiration for all. A self-driven learner, she is always at par or ahead of her classmates in most of the subject matters. She has a vibrant personality with a friendly nature which keeps the class lively and engaged all the time.
Santosh is prominent among his classmates for his abilities at narrating a story. He can capture the attention of large audiences and can deliver content in a concise yet captivating manner. He is a splendid football player and an excellent strategic planner when it comes to the game. Alternatively, he would also like to pursue a career in engineering.
Usman aspires to be a scientist, and this is evident in the way he approaches each topic that he wants to learn. He has a tremendous aptitude for mathematics and is continuously driving himself forward to learn new concepts. Being able to put his learnings on paper systematically is one of his takeaways at SIFF.
Sumaiya is our resident English expert. Her initiatives to forward her own learning are awe-inspiring. She has set her sights on becoming a doctor and she definitely has the drive to get her there.
Amrutha is a self-contained and confident individual with several interests. She is an avid reader and quite the champion at throwball. She is also interested in expanding her creative abilities by participating in drama and dance. She has set her sights on becoming a doctor.
Bipasha has the wonderful ability to put a positive spin on any situation. Extremely creative and with great grasping power, it is no wonder that she is one of the "all rounders" in the class.
Nasreen is an inspiration to everybody who meets her. Hailing from a Kannada medium school, she has put in tremendous effort to be at par with her classmates. Her grit in learning a new language and the way she applies herself in everything she wants to achieve is a sure fire way to get her to be the IPS officer she aspires to be.
Aditya is a bundle of joy. His sense of humour is very distinct. He loves to share his learnings and new experiences with everyone around him. Putting a comedic spin to his narration, he has his audience laughing out loud. He is a peaceful child who handles tough situations with great agility.
Anagraya loves to share his knowledge. He brims with enthusiasm and excitement. He imbibes everything he learns and is constantly trying to make sense of the world around him. Learning to collaborate is one of his biggest learnings from SIFF.
Dixit is humble and self evaluative. He strives to improve himself daily. It's hard to find Dixit without a smile on his face. His eagerness to be on top of things keeps the teachers on their toes.
Jithin is a storehouse of energy that keeps exuberating in class.His lovely persona is a joy to behold. Jithin enjoys martial arts and aspires to become an astronaut. He is also learning how to manage time better.
Sahil is a reflective child who critically engages with ideas and concepts. He is known for being meticulous inside and outside the classroom. A skilled dancer and gifted comedian, he can put a positive spin on anything around him.
Ameen has an innate sense of discipline that he portrays in the way he carries himself and his work. He stays highly focused to achieve his goals. Very enthusiastic about everything he tries, Ameen ensures he puts in every effort to gain an understanding of everything he is learning.
Shuvam has an innovative mind. He comes up with out of the box questions and exhibits great sense of wonder. His classroom antics and dance skills keep his classmates and teachers highly entertained.
Akshata is a perseverant child who knows how to follow the plan. She tries to attain perfection at the tasks in hand. Always willing to learn and help others learn, Akshata's calm nature provides a perfect balance to the classroom.
Debasmitha is a quiet wonder. She takes her time to get comfortable with her surroundings; and once she does, there's no stopping her! Always seen smiling, she is a sincere and hardworking child who aspires to teach one day.
Lakshita loves to explore new ways of learning. She empathizes with kids who struggle with learning, and in her quest, she aspires to become a pediatric neurosurgeon. Known for her attention to details, she would love to learn archery some day.
Lipi loves to inspire her classmates with her presentation skills. She seeks joy in learning and is cheerful about reading to know more. Lipi also has a penchant for the performance arts; she already is a fairly accomplished dancer and singer.
Tejaswini is a self-contained and confident individual. Her resilience to stay with a problem until she has understood it completely has drawn the admiration of her peers and teachers. She is patient with herself and others. Always looking to further her learning, she leaves no stone unturned. She aspires to be an IAS officer one day.
Shivangi's humour has the class in splits. She is interested in a wide range of activities and has equal enthusiasm for academics, sports and extra curricular activities. She has a soft spot for Mathematics and enjoys connecting her classroom learnings to real life situations. Amongst her diverse interests, her love for her family and their support of her shines through.