Katalyst gives financial support to its students as incentive. A scorecard is maintained where each student is given a grade for each of the following parameters:
- Number of hours of training and field visits attended
- Number of mentor interactions per month
- General attitude which is based on a rubric and
- Academic performance in college
Financial value is assigned for each grade. Thus the amount is calculated and paid every six months.
Katalyst provides medical insurance to the student and her mother or female guardian. The daughter is expected to chip in and substitute if mother takes ill affecting studies. This gives access to prompt quality medical treatment and avoids absenteeism or lost study time due to student’s or mother’s health.