Upakar was founded in 1997 and was created to assist Indian Americans who require financial assistance to pursue an undergraduate degree at a U.S. based college or university. It is further dedicated to the promotion and recognition of excellence through the support of the Indian community. Upakar is proud to award 25 scholarships this year and hopes to grow that number with community support.
In the past, 75 scholarships have been awarded in 18 states for students to attend a variety of private and public colleges and universities. In past scholarship cycle, we received over 100 applications for 7 new scholarships. Applications are generally available in February; the application deadline is the end of April with the awards being announced by the end of July. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (Green card holder) and be the descendant of Indian immigrants. In 2005, the scholarships were increased to $3,000 per year, for each qualifying year spent on an undergraduate degree. Scholarship renewals are dependent on meeting the GPA requirements established by the board.
The 2010 Upakar Application Form is now available! The deadline is April 30th, so hurry.
More information can be found at www.upakar.org