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Scholarships

The Mattoo 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 Memorial

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Prem & Latha Chandran Scholarship in Hinduism & Vedic Philosophy

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SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION PROCEDURE

To apply for one of the above scholarships, download and complete the application form(s) below . 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  December 5, 2014.

For information, contact: Mattoo Center for India Studies: 631-632-9742

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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 

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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