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Nikhil Desai "Perspective" Scholarship

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1 winner$1,000
Application Deadline
Feb 1, 2021
Winners Announced
Feb 28, 2021
Education Level
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Persevering through life has its peaks and valleys, but one thing is constant: time never stops.

As someone who has struggled with mental health issues, I personally know that certain situations can seem impossible to overcome. However, these experiences can also change your perspective on life!

This scholarship is for anyone who has had one moment in their life shift their perspective and perception on what it means to live.

This moment can be joyous, sorrowful, or comedic; everyone's experience is unique and equally pertinent!

While not required, applicants who are first-generation Americans or first-generation college students will be preferred, but ultimately the winner will be chosen based on the quality of their essay.

Selection Criteria:
Published September 7, 2020
Essay Topic

Describe a moment that changed your perspective on life. What did you learn and how will your newfound perception benefit you in the future?

500–1000 words

Winning Application

Syeda Sharmin
University of ConnecticutStamford, CT


When is the scholarship application deadline?

The application deadline is Feb 1, 2021. Winners will be announced on Feb 28, 2021.

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