The Center for India Studies awards several scholarships to undergraduate students pursuing India Studies at Stony Brook.   The details of the requirements for the various scholarships, their award amounts, and application details are given below. 

Vineet Johnsingh Scholarship

The Vinny Johnsingh scholarship is an endowed scholarship awarded annually to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic potential and promise of contribution to the fostering of a better understanding of Indian civilization. The award amount is $750.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

GPA of 3.5

Must pass a course in the India Studies Program with a grade B or above either prior to or during the year of the award.

DESIRABLE ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Contribution to India-related activites on campus.

Demonstrated financial need, if any.

Press here for a list of past winners of the Vineet Johnsignh Scholarships

 


 

Prem & Latha Chandran Scholarship in Hinduism & Vedic Philosophy

Applications are invited for scholarships from all Stony Brook University undergraduate students taking courses in India Studies during the academic year 2012-2013.

The Center for India Studies will award a scholarship for the study of Hinduism and Vedic philosophy at Stony Brook University.

REQUIREMENTS

a. Must be a full-time undergraduate student at Stony Brook

b. Minimum GPA of 3.0.

c. Must have completed a course in India Studies at Stony Brook University

d. Must enroll in at least one course in Hinduism or Vedic Philosophy in the academic year of the award

Award Amount: $500 to be paid into the student’s account at the beginning of the fall semester.

PROCEDURE:

Press here to Download and fill out the application form.

Attach a formal or informal transcript

Attach a sealed letter of recommendation from a faculty member.

Submit a personal statement of interest and involvement in Hinduism.

DEADLINE: Submit completed forms with attachments to the Center for India Studies by February 28th, 2013. Award will be announced by the last day of class.

For further details, please contact the Center.

 


 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE FOR THE ABOVE SCHOLARSHIPS

 

To apply for one of the above scholarships, download and complete the application form(s) by pressing here. All application forms should be accompanied with a transcript, two letters of recommendation (at least one from a faculty member), and a detailed statement indicating your current work and future plans in India-related studies and activities. Application forms are also available from the Center for India Studies, Room E5350, Melville Library, Stony Brook University..

The application deadline for both scholarships is February 28th, 2013.

For information, contact: Center for India Studies: 6341-6732 9742

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Other related Scholarships

The following two awards are available to students interested in India Studies. Candidates must be nominated by a faculty member. Please contact any faculty member if you would like to be considered.

Elisabeth Luce Moore Award in International and Religious Studies is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic potential and gives promise of contributions of unusual stature to the fostering of international understanding and/or to the appreciation of religious values. The award amount id $500.

The William and Theresa Meyer Award for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is given to a student engaged in any form of humanities or social studies focusing on the Arabic-speaking countries, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Burma, Thailand, China, Korea and Japan. The award is not primarily for those studying international or current foreign affairs. The award amount is $500.

The nomination file should include:

Two letters of support, one of which should come from a faculty advisor

Student resume and a comprehensive statement detailing current work and future plans related to the theme of the award

Official or unofficial copy of transcript

For more information, please contact:

Rosemary Effiom

Undergraduate Academic Affairs

E3310 Melville Library Z=3351

Elisabeth Luce Moore Award in International and Religious Studies

The Elisabeth Luce Moore Award in International and Religious Studies is given to a student who demonstrates outstanding academic potential and gives promise ot contributions of unusual stature to the fostering of international understanding and/or to the appreciation of religious values. The award amount is $500.

 William and Teresa Meyer Award for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 The William and Teresa Meyer Award for Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is given to a student whose major concentration is pertinent to Middle Eastern or Asian Studies (Israel, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan and Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Burma, Thailand, China, Korea, and Japan). The award amount is $500.

The Undergraduate Academic Affairs coordinates the selection of students for these University Scholarships and Awards. Students chosen for these awards will be recognized at the annual Undergraduate Recognition Award ceremony scheduled in May.

Students can apply for these awards directly or faculty members can nominate a student for these awards. Please contact Undergraduate Academic Affairs office and they can help guide the recommender and the nominee through the process.

The nomination file should include:

Two letters of support, one of which should come from a faculty advisor

Student resume and a comprehensive personal statement detailing current work and future plans related to the theme of the award

Official or unofficial copy of transcript

Please forward all relevant nomination materials to no later than February 15th to:

Rosemary E. Effiom

Director, National Scholarship Programs and Special Projects

Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Frank Melville Jr. Library, E3310

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York 11794-3351

Tel: (631) 632-7080

Fax: (631) 632-9259

Web page: http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa

If you require additional information please contact Ms. Effiom by email or telephone

(2-7103).

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