Education was a passion for Inder Kaur. She was taken out of school in Rawalpindi after the 8th grade because she was a girl. After the partition of India in 1947, the family including her husband and three daughters left their ancestral home in Rawalpindi and became refugees. She began studying again, while helping to support her family.
Inder Kaur graduated with a Masters degree in Punjabi from the University of Delhi in 1958 when she was 47 years old. This was a rare accomplishment. She became the Founding Principal of three women's colleges in Punjab, India.
The Inder Kaur Scholarship is being established to honour her initiative, daring and persistence in following her dream of education.
Quotes from past recipients:
"I was able to use the scholarship for keeping up with expenses, security while studying overseas, the ability to purchase a new laptop for my studies and be up to date with all textbooks for the course. I am extremely grateful to have been chosen as the recipient of this scholarship and look forward to continuing on with my studies." - Bachelor of Criminology and Psychology student