3 Scholarships for Hindu Students

Hinduism is a minority religion in the United States. Reportedly 1% of American citizens practice Hinduism. Thankfully, some organizations want to help this less-recognized group of students pursue their educational goals and provide scholarships for them.

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SVS (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago

Amount: $10,000

Deadline: TBD for 2020

This scholarship helps students and their families. Two students receive a scholarship, and the money distributes itself over four years.

Students must complete and mail in an application with appropriate materials, submit letters of recommendation, and potentially participate in a phone interview. Students must be in an accredited college program, maintain a B average, and have no prior criminal record.

The Hindu Temple Educational Scholarship Program

Amount: $1,000

Deadline: June 30

This scholarship helps strengthen the growth of the Hindu Temple community. Students must be from a membership family of the  Hindu Temple, and can only use the scholarship on tuition and books.

Applicants must be in their senior year of high school, with plans to attend a 2 or 4-year institution. Students must have a minimum 3.00 GPA, submit letters of recommendation and an essay about academic goals and future plans, and have volunteer experience at Hindu Temple events.

Science and Sanatan Dharma Scholarship

Amount: Varies

Deadline: TBD for 2020

Four winners will be awarded this scholarship from the Coalition of Hindu Youth. The scholarship is to be used for enrollment at a 2 or 4-year institution.

To be eligible: Students need to send in the appropriate application materials.

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