Maulana Azad Education Foundation is a registered society with the objectives of promoting education amongst the educationally backward sections of the society, and minorities in particular. The Government of India provides corpus fund to the Foundation. Keeping in view the overwhelming response to the educational schemes of the Foundation from all over the country, the Government is considering augmentation of its corpus fund from Rs 70.00 crores to Rs 100 crores. Three new schemes viz., Maulana Azad Sadbhawna Kendra, Maulana Azad National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls Students and Maulana Azad Literacy Award are being implemented from the current year. During the year the Foundation has sanctioned scholarship of Rs 10,000 each to 2774 girl students from 22 States. For the first time 300 scholarship were distributed in the state ofJammu and Kashmir. Under the scheme of Maulana Azad Sadbhawna Kendra the Foundation has sanctioned four projects in the state of Madhya Pradesh.