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KOJAIN Merit Scholarship Program - 2013
KOJAIN continuously strives very hard to bind, support and stimulate progress amidst the North American Kachchhi Oswal Jain residing in North America and Canada in many walks of life.
EDUCATION is one of the key aspects of progress. Scholarship Committee under the KOJAIN Executive Committee has launched this year’s SCHOLARSHIP 2013.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE:
Applications are invited from the High school from North American KachchhiOswalJain students graduating students and entering colleges/universities for higher education.
Students, whose parents are Life Members, are eligible to receive the 2013 KOJAIN Merit Scholarship.?Scholarship criteria and other requirements are detailed below or can be accessed by visiting KOJAIN website at http://www.kojain.com/scholarship
WHAT IS REQUIRED FROM THE APPLICANT:
All applicants must:
1. Be a current high school senior. Each applicant must submit a 4-year high school transcript, including the 2009-2013 school year. (Photocopies are acceptable. If mailed by the school, the transcript must still be post- marked by July 20, 2013. Graduating GPA must be calculated and provided on a 4.0 non-weighted scale.)?
2. Provide one written recommendation and character reference from a teacher, counselor, friend, or a KOJAIN?member (not related to applicant). Recommendation must be submitted with the application package.?
3. List and briefly describe awards and/or extracurricular services and activities on a separate page. Please?provide enough information so that the selection committee will understand the nature of your services and?activities.?
4. Provide your email address. We will email you to acknowledge the receipt of your completed?application and also to provide the results of the competition. All applicants will be notified of the final results by September 15, 2013.
5. Write an essay in which you develop your point of view on the topic presented below. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your readings, studies, ?experience, or observations
- Your essay?must?have a concrete personal connection to the topic
- an example from fiction and
- an example from non-fiction
- The typed (double-spaced) essay must be at least 1000 words but,?must not exceed 1200 words in Times New Roman Font, 12 point
- TOPIC: Guns and Violence is an important issue that is currently being debated in USA. On the one hand being a citizen of this country it is your fundamental right to bear arms. On the other hand being Jain, non-violence is the cornerstone of the religion you may be practicing. Trying to balance the two or trying to resolve the two issues that seem to be at odds with each other is what you will address in your essay. On the one hand you cannot ban all guns and deny citizens their rights. On the other hand the violence?due to guns?that?permeates?our society has tragic consequences. How would you address both these issues if you were a leader? Give concrete steps you would like to take.?
6. Please provide results of American College Testing (ACT) and or Scholastic Aptitude Testing (SAT).
WHOM TO SEND YOUR APPLICATION:
- Please mail all materials and two-passport size photographs (your name on the back) in one package,?unfolded in a 9" by 12" (or larger) envelope postmarked by July 20, 2012 to:
Ms. Chandrika Shah
48 Rosemont Drive,
North Andover, MA-01845.
- Alternatively you or your school can e-mail all documents in .pdf format to the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline to receive a completed application (hard copy or soft copy) isJuly 20, 2013
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