Probus Club of Chennai, an organisation formed to promote the welfare of seniors, has been disbursing scholarships to needy students since 2008. This year, 281 scholarships were given to poor and deserving students (classes IX to XII) from 69 schools at an event organised on Aug 30 and 31 at Russian Centre of Science and Culture, Alwarpet. The chief guest was Dr. Nirmala Prasad, former principal of M. O. P. Vaishnav College.
The Club has created a scholarship fund wherein donors donate a sum of Rs. 12000. A scholarship of Rs. 1000 is given out of the interest earned. Those who would like to contribute can contact the joint secretary G. N. Tharaka Ram at 9841438829.