Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship

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Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Three awards offered annually. At least one award will be given to a female, and the other will be given to a male.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for international and U.S. students.
  2. Must be accepted to or enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program in the U.S.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This undergraduate award is avaliable to all international and U.S. students who will be enrolled in college during the upcoming fall semester. Students who apply must be U.S. residents at the time of application.

Application requirements for the Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship are:

  • Application form
  • Essay
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation letters (2)
  • Official Transcript
  • Tax form
Additional Information: The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund was formed in the fall of 2007 to remember the life of Akash Jacob Kuruvilla and to continue his legacy of excellence and generosity posthumously. Having committed to leadership, diversity, integrity and academia, Akash Kuruvilla influenced a multitude that had the honor of being in his presence. The ideal scholarship recipients will embody those same principles and shall be committed to positively affecting the community throughout their collegiate years and beyond. The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia. The selection committee will also base its decisions on financial need, content of character and the candidates potential to make an impact on his/her peers and community. If an applicant has been selected as a recipient of the scholarship, he/she will be notified via phone by July 30, after which a formal letter will be sent to him/her. Only applicants that have been selected will be notified.

Award Amount: $1,000 annually, non-renewable. The scholarship will be disbursed in the amount of $500 per semester. Students must maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average to receive second payment.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, June 26

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Friday, June 26

Online applications are available from the Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund website. In addition to the completed application, each applicant must submit the following: a typewritten 750-word essay answering the question "What does the phrase The American Dream mean to you and how do you embody The American Dream?"; a personal statement which includes a brief summary of his/her academic background, his/her professional goals and a statement of financial need; two letters of recommendation (one from an individual who knows the applicant in an academic or professional capacity, and one from a friend not related to him/her, addressing how he/she has affected his/her life);an official copy of his/her academic transcript; and a copy of his/her previous years' W2, IRS Form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ (or parent's/guardian's). Applicants may include any additional information that they feel will assist the selection committee in its decision. The application packet must be submitted online by the deadline date.
About Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund:
Contact Information: Melissa Montenegro, Administrator
Address: P.O. Box 140900 Gainesville, Florida 32614

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