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.
Describe your experience growing up as an Asian-American. What conflicts did you face, and how have those experiences influenced your current perception?
The application deadline is Apr 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 8, 2021.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on May 8, 2021. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.