Gunvant & Bharati Parekh College Scholarship

Gunvant & Bharati Parekh immigrated to the USA in the late 60’s. With hopes for a better future, they believed in the core Indian principals, raising their kids in the traditions and customs of their motherland.

Gunvant Parekh, who passed in 2014, was a forward thinking pioneer. Being the first in his family to leave India, he established himself in a new country and helped his extended family settle in America. A progressive thinker and person, he believed in core Indian values. He was a disciplined, principled, and family man. He was a foodie, dancer, and lover of life.

2011, marked the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Bharati Parekh. She was a caring, selfless mother who touched the lives of everyone who knew her. She was a bright woman, educated as a chemist and finishing at the top of her class in Gujarat! Always with a smile, she was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and human, seeing the best in everything.

Two scholarships will be awarded to a student in the United States who is a senior in high school or a current college student, who will be actively enrolled in college as of September 2017. The student must be of Indian origin, and must demonstrate academic and personal excellence.

The one-time $1,000.00 check will be awarded to help defray the cost of tuition, room and board, or books for Two students.

Application Process
The applicant must complete the attached form and VIDEO essays (available here.)

Deadline for Application
The deadline for applying for this scholarship is May 15, 2017. Completed applications must be submitted by email to: NO late applications will be accepted.

Announcement of Scholar
The scholar will be announced and notified on July 1, 2017.

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