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    Upakar Indian-American Scholarship

    This scholarship has been verified by the scholarship providing organization.

    Offered by Upakar: The Indo-American Community Foundation

    Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Apr 2, 2024
    Multiple awards worth

    $1,000 - $8,000

    Grade level

    High School Senior

    Expected deadline:

    This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

    April 2025

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you an Indian-American high school senior who was either born (or has a parent who was born) in India? Further, will you be enrolling full-time in an accredited, not-for-profit, 4-year university or 2-year Community College, during the Fall of your scholarship application year? If so, consider applying for the Upakar Indian-American Scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards either $8,000 towards four years at a university or $5,000 towards two years of community college plus two years at a four-year university.

    If you’re an Indian-American, college-bound high school senior who is planning on enrolling full-time in a community college or four-year university in the Fall of your scholarship application year, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    About Upakar: The Indo-American Community Foundation

    Upakar: The Indo-American Community Foundation is an organization created to “serve academically outstanding Indian American students in need of extra financial resources to pursue their college dreams.”

    Eligibility information

    Applicants must be planning on enrolling full-time in a community college or four-year university in the Fall of their scholarship application year and meet the below eligibility requirements.

    Grade Level

    High School Senior

    Citizenship

    U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

    Minimum GPA

    3.6

    Race/Ethnicity

    Asian/Pacific Islander

    Miscellaneous

    Applicants must (1) be Indian-American students who were either born or have a parent who was born in India and (2) have a Family Gross Income of less than $125,000.

    Application information

    To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application in addition to the below application materials.

    Essay

    Academic transcript

    Letter of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    Is this scholarship open to international students?

    No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Upakar: The Indo-American Community Foundation at [email protected].

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    Yes, the Upakar Indian-American Scholarship is renewable.

    Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

    For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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