Monthly Archives: March 2014

Scholarship Awards for Graduating Students in Southern California

Sponsored by Indian American Heritage Foundation, GOPIO LA chapter and India Association of Los Angeles 


Applications are now being accepted from qualified High School and Middle/Junior High School students of Asian Indian ancestry, graduating in the year 2014 for scholarship awards to be presented at the 28th Annual India Heritage Awards function on April 20, 2014 at the Long Beach Hilton, Long Beach, California.


Academic Excellence Awards    

High  School Graduates  – Nine Awards     $750 – $2000First Place Winner will also receive “Profiles in Excellence” Revolving Trophy


Middle  School (8th grade) Graduates – Five Awards  $200 – $600

First Place Winner will also receive “IAHF Founders” Revolving Trophy              

Outstanding Achievement Awards            
High School Graduates:  $600 and a revolving trophy
1-Sports;      2-Math,Science&Technology;   3-Visual & Performing Arts;
 4-Community Service               
Special Awards:        
$200/each for Perfect score in Quiz/SAT 

Middle/Jr. High School Graduates:

Visual & Performing Arts – Two ($250 and $200), India Heritage Plaque



Eligibility Criteria
GPA of C or higher for Outstanding Achievement Awards and B or higher for Academic Excellence Awards, graduating in year 2014 from a school in Southern California, with one or both parents of Asian Indian origin

The last date for receipt of completed applications is April 7, 2014.

For more information, application forms and guidelines for applicants, send an email to  or call  Inder Singh at (818) 708-3885.



Zubin Mehta gets special jury award at Times Now NRI awards



Renowned music director and concert conductor Zubin Mehta was conferred the special jury award by Times Now at the channel’s NRI of the Year awards held here recently. In their first year, the awards recognize non-resident Indians’ contribution across categories, including entrepreneurship, arts, entertainment and philanthropy.

The popular choice award at the show, which had minister for overseas Indian affairs Vayalar Ravi as the chief guest, was given to Yusuff Ali M A, managing director of Abu Dhabi-based Emke Lulu group.

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