Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Academic Scholarship cycle


The FEZANA Scholarship Program was started in 1998 to recognize academic excellence and provide Zarathushti students in university programs financial assistance to study at institutions in the U.S & Canada

Applications are invited for the following FEZANA ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Mehraban and Morvorid Kheradi Endowment Scholarship for Academic Excellence: The FEZANA  Scholar
  • FEZANA 25th Anniversary Endowment  Scholarship For Academic Excellence
  • Morvarid Guiv Endowment Scholarships
  • Purvez and Aban  Rustomji Endowment Scholarship
  • Banoobai and Maneckshaw Kapadia Endowment Scholarship  for Financial Assistance
  • Dr Minocher Rustom Vesuna and Dowlat Minocher Vesuna WZO Canada Endowed Scholarships
  • Sheroo Darabsha Kolsawala Endowed Scholarship
  • Jerry and Celete Kheradi 30th Anniversary Endowed scholarship for Graduate students
  • The 30th Anniversary Alumni Scholarship
  • Yasmin and Shapur Pavri  Endowed Scholarship
  • Villy and Homi Gandhi Endowed Scholarship

All scholarships are open to Zarathushti applicants who have obtained admission for attendance at institutions of higher learning (accredited degree-granting colleges or universities) in USA or Canada.

Scholarships for the academic year 2018-2019 will be awarded in September 2018.

ELIGIBILITY: 

Applicants MUST BE:

  1. US or Canadian citizens, Permanent Residents Zarathushtis who are enrolled or applied as full-time students in a college, university or other institutions in the United States or Canada.
  2. Non-US/Canada  Zarathushtis must be enrolled in an institution for 1 year or 2 semesters.

DOCUMENTS TO BE PROVIDED AS PART OF APPLICATION

All applicants need to provide the following

  1. Past academic records and accomplishments (see below)
  2. Program of study
  3. Annual financial need including assistance already pledged by other funds, charitable institutions or the institution of choice
  4. Other financial assistance available from family and friends
  5. Community service including contributions to Zarathushti functions and organizations
  6. Three Reference letters to be emailed directly by the referee to academicscholarship@fezana.org
  7. Proof of expected tuition expenses, viz: fee receipt or page from college catalog
  8. Proof of housing expenses like rent receipt or dorm fees from college catalog
  9. Any other relevant documents (Please specify)

In Addition

Undergraduates to provide:

  1. For undergraduates – transcripts of high school and college courses  (past 4 years only)
  2. For undergraduates – test scores for any standardized tests taken (SAT, ACT, AP or IB Score

Graduates to provide

  1. All undergraduate transcripts
  2. For graduate students  we need GMAT/GRE, transcripts of any graduate courses completed (this is for students who have already completed 1 graduate degree)

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

FEZANA SCHOLARSHIP Scholastic achievement 40%, Financial needs 40%, Extra Curricular activities 10%, Community service 10%

The Mehraban and Morvorid Kheradi  Endowment Scholarship of $5000 and the 25th anniversary FEZANA Scholarship will be awarded for Academic Excellence 80%; Extra Curricular activities 10%, Community service 10%

The Purvez and Aban Rustomji Endowed Scholarship of $5000 will be awarded to a qualified undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement

The Morvarid Guiv Endowed Scholarships of $1000 will be awarded to one graduate and one undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need together with academic excellence

Dr Minocher Rustom Vesuna and Dowlat Minocher Vesuna WZO Canada Endowed Scholarships will be awarded to a graduate and an undergraduate student with good academic standing who demonstrates financial need.

Sheroo Darabshaw Kolsawala WZO Canada Endowed Scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student with good academic standing who demonstrates financial need.

Yasmin and Shapur Pavri  Endowed scholarship will be awarded to a qualified undergraduate student who demonstrates financial need and academic achievement

SELECTION CRITERIA

Applications are evaluated by a committee appointed by  FEZANA  and are judged on academic accomplishments, program of study, appraiser’s evaluations, answers to the essay question, and general impressions from the application form.

Awards to recipients will be made one time only with a possibility of one renewal. The award will be effective in September of the year. Awards for the year will be determined each year.

APPLICATION

All applications are to be filed ONLINE only.

For any questions please email Dr Dolly Dastoor at academicscholarship@fezana.org

Deadline to apply is August 01, 2018

NOTES

The online form will allow you to start filling out the form and then save it to continue later. To use that ability, you will have to scroll all the way down to the end of the form.

The following need to be attached:

  • Transcripts of high school and college courses  (past 4 years only)
  •  For Graduates we need  Undergraduate transcripts
  • For undergraduates we need test scores for any standardized tests taken (SAT, ACT, AP or IB Scores)
  • Proof of expected tuition expenses, viz: fee receipt or page from college catalog
  • Proof of housing expenses like rent receipt or dorm fees from college catalog.

Before you start the online application please scan and convert to a single PDF file that you will need to attach with your application.

Please use the following file name convention: FEZANA2018_Firstname_Lastname.pdf

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT names of those who are awarded scholarships will be publicly announced and included on FEZANA’s website, FEZANA.ORG; FEZANA JOURNAL and in other communications

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