Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship

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Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship is offered to Indian students, currently studying in high school. Under this scholarship, two students are offered an opportunity to pursue a bachelor's degree in any top-ranking university in the USA.

  • Recipients are awarded a scholarship amount of 1000 USD.
  • Separate scholarship applications must be submitted before June 15, 2020.
  • Submission of a video essay is mandatory for all applicants.
  • Selection notifications will be released by July 31, 2020.

The primary aim of this scholarship is to help Indian students to opt for studies in the USA. The award is given solely on academic merit and financial need.


Highlights

Scholarship Type Merit-Based, Need-Based
Offered byTrust
OrganizationParekh Family Foundation
Application Deadline Jun 15 ,2020
No. of ScholarshipsN/A
Amount$1,000
Renewabilityno
International Students EligibleYes
Scholarship Website Linkhttp://www.parekhfamilyfoundation.org/scholarship/

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for the Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship is given below:

  • Student type: Currently a senior going to high school or college.
  • Nationality/ Residency: Indian citizen planning to study in the USA on a student visa
  • Demonstrate outstanding academic and personal excellence.

Application Process

Prospective applicants of the Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship must submit

  • Scholarship application form
  • Video essay

Complete application package for the Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship 2020 must be submitted before June 15, 2020.

How to Apply for the Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship?

The step-by-step procedure for the Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship is given below:

Step I: Go to the Foundation’s official website.

Step II: Download the application form available at the portal.

Step III: Complete all the details available on the application.

Step IV: Upload the required attachments:

  • Candidate's Picture
  • College /University Transcript (if applicable)
  • High School Transcript
  • Link to your Private YOUTUBE Video Essays

The complete application package must be submitted via email to parekhscholarship@gmail.com OR fmer001@gmail.com.

Video Essay Guidelines

Each question must be answered by video and shouldn’t be longer than 90 seconds:

  • What is an aspect of your identity that you believe has played a fundamental part in defining or shaping who you are?
  • If you were to take a gap year what would you do?
  • Tell us about an accomplishment you are proud of.

Instructions

  • Candidate can capture the video using a smartphone, computer, video camera, etc.,
  • The video should be a short video (less than two minutes) that should respond to the Essay prompt above.
  • The way to answer the prompt is completely dependent upon the candidate.
  • The candidate should state his first and last name at the beginning of the video.
  • The candidate should upload the video to YouTube.com and should provide a link to the private video to the foundation and they must keep all videos active until AUGUST 1, 2018.
  • They will receive a confirmation for the "Received" video, if they don't they must resend it.

Selection Process

The Foundation conducts the selection process for the Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship. Factors affecting the selection decisions are

Recipients will be awarded with 1000 USD and will be notified by July 31, 2020


Grant Details

  • Applicants must be entering their First year of Undergraduate studies in a USA-based university
  • Only two students are awarded each year, so it is very competitive in nature.
  • Students must be of Indian origin, International students cannot apply for the scholarship.
  • The scholarship amount can be used for tuition & fees and for other expenses.

The Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship is specially designed to help students of Indian origin, who are wishing to pursue their higher studies in the USA. It is a type of internal award and is not government-sponsored.

In case of any query, students may also contact:
Email: parekhscholarship@gmail.com

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