Nikhil Desai Asian-American Experience Scholarship

Funded by
Nikhil Desai
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$1,000
1 winner
In Review
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2021
Winners Announced
May 8, 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
In Review
Application Deadline
Apr 1, 2021
Winners Announced
May 8, 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

FAQ

When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Apr 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on May 8, 2021.