It is said, behind every successful man stands a wise, understanding and encouraging woman. Smt Sakarbai Somaiya was a pillar and a strong support system for her husband, Somaiya Vidyavihar's founder, Pujya K J Somaiya. She truly materialised the Sanskrit verse 'atithi devo bhava' and anyone that visited their home was treated as God. Her devotion to serve was not restricted to guests alone, she provided food and unconditional care and fulfilled the needs of the underprivileged. She rightfully earned the name 'Annapoorna'.
The Somaiya need based scholarship is a program that sponsors students that lack financial support to complete their education and have no access to other government scholarships’ & loans. Priority will be given to candidates with a marked socio-economic disadvantage. Once the scholarship is awarded it will continue till the end of the course.