There are several NGOs working in this field and helping poor students. These students may google to find such NGOs to get financial help.
Some generous people are also helping poor students. They should consult other people to know about them, I hope they will meet such generous people. I knew a retired professor who would bear all expenses of at least 10 students.
Not only for poor students some people are there to offer their philanthropy as their routine. A chartered accountant in our Madurai, Mr.Peri Thiagarajan, normally called as philanthropist, I heard. But to my surprise it happened in my college life. When I was in second and third year of my degree, as my uncle was a professor, I took my text books from college library. In my third year, that Chartered Accountant was taking classes for Advanced Accountancy and Auditing of my third year. He was serving in our college as guest lecturer. On the first day of my third year, he came to the class for taking Auditing subject. He told all students that the book prescribed for Auditing should be kept by every one as their own book as the subject is most important for that course. I as possessing college library book, I sat in the class as he sent out all other students who did not have book. By seeing my book, he got angry and as it was not my own one he asked me to get out of the class. By felt ashamed I went out. In the lunch hour I went to staff room and asked apology to the CA lecturer by saying on the day itself I would buy a book on my own. But he put his hands on my shoulder and told,' my dear,my anger is not on you but you should have told me initial itself. It is my mistake I sent out though you are possessing book. However, I myself planned to call you to my room. Take this fifteen rupees (the cost of book was only fifteen rupees then) and buy a book for your own'. I denied and told that money could have given to somebody else. CA lecturer told me further that, " it is my cost for my mistake, if you want to repay me you can do in your life time by offering books or money for books to other needy person." I really got stunned by his words, accepted the money and with that money only I bought the book which is possessed by me even now, that is even after 45 years. Later I gave money and my other books to some other students.
Knowledge is power.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.