JAINA Academic Scholarship Program

The missions of JASP is to attract, identify, and provide meaningful and substantial financial aid to practicing Jain youths in North America who wish to embark on a college career path and have a demonstrated financial need. This program will provide educational scholarships to high school seniors going into college who wish to pursue higher learning in the fields of arts, science, engineering and literature. Eligibility:-Be a practicing Jain, which includes vegetarianism-Demonstrate financial need-Have a GPA of 3.0 or higher-Be accepted to an accredited college/university in a degree program, in North America, for the fall term-Provide one academic reference letter-Provide one personal reference letter-Write a statement of purpose of 500 words explaining how the intended field of education will relate to personal, professional, academic, and/or spiritual goals. Applicant must also separately explain why they should be the one selected for this award-Must obtain a letter of recommendation from JAINA directors from your local Jain center-Additionally, applications may be considered for students from India or elsewhere if s/he is enrolled in a U.S. university as a full-time student during the school year (excluding summer session). Other extenuating circumstances may be considered. These must be explained and documented in an attachmentFor more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.

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Award Amount: $1,500
Competitive: Yes
Essay required: Yes