The Banyan College Scholarship for South Asian Americans is dedicated to students from low-income families who are in their senior year of high school in New York City.  Scholarship recipients will be selected based on financial and academic eligibility.  Applicants should also demonstrate a commitment to making a difference in the lives of those around them.  Grants between $2,000 and $10,000 will be awarded annually for up to five students, and may be renewable for a total of four years based on good academic standing.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP

 SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

Till date, 20 students have received the Banyan College Scholarhsip.  These students belong to various South Asian communities in New York City and embody the spirit of the award.  Click on the link below to read more about these group of Banyan scholars.

ELIGIBILITY

Students must fulfill the following requirements to apply:

  • Be of South Asian origin or descent (countries include India, Pakistan, Bangaldesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal)

  • Be a senior in high school in New York City

  • Be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the U.S.

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher

  • Show annual family household income to be below $75,000

  • Have two recommendation letters submitted on their behalf

  • Be applying to full-time undergraduate programs in a U.S. accredited 4-year college or university for Fall 2020

APPLICATION PROCESS

SELECTION PROCESS

The complete application, including supporting documentation, must be submitted online by 

February 28, 2020

The selection committee will review applications and contact finalists for an in-person interview in March and April 2020.  Finalists will be required to submit a copy of their FAFSA Student Aid Report, high school transcript and other supporting materials.  Award decisions will be announced in May 2020.

Any questions?

Email us at info@banyanscholarship.org