Nikhil Desai Asian-American Experience Scholarship

Funded by
Nikhil Desai
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$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Apr 1, 2021
Education Level
Any
Eligibility Requirements
Ethnicity:
Asian-American
Ethnicity:
Asian-American

The Minority-American experience is one that is filled with challenges. 

As an Indian-American, I was culturally, emotionally, and socially confused for most of my life.

At school, I enjoyed playing basketball and listening to the latest hip hop album that dropped. However, at home, I watched Bollywood movies with my mom and enjoyed Indian street food like Pani Puri.

I felt as if I had two separate identities for different moments in my life. Unfortunately, I believe this is an experience that many other Asian American students can resonate with.

This scholarship will support an Asian-American student whose multicultural experiences have strongly influenced their current perspective.

All Asian-American (including Middle Eastern) students who are juniors in high school or older are eligible to apply. First-generation applicants will be preferred.

Diversity and Inclusion
Selection Criteria:
Impact, Essay
$1,000
1 winner
Open
Application Deadline
Mar 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Apr 1, 2021
Education Level
Any

Scholarship application

Essay Topic

Describe your experience growing up as an Asian-American. What conflicts did you face, and how have those experiences influenced your current perception?

500–1000 words

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