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KOJAIN Merit Scholarship Program - 2016


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 2016.


Applications are invited from the High school from North American Kachchhi Oswal Jain students graduating students and entering colleges/universities for higher education.

Students, whose parents are Life Members, are eligible to receive the KOJAIN Merit Scholarship. Scholarship criteria and other requirements are detailed below or can be accessed by visiting KOJAIN website at


All applicants must:

1.   Be a current high school senior. Each applicant must submit a 4-year high school transcript, including the 2013-2016 school year. (Photocopies are acceptable. If mailed by the school, the transcript must still be post- marked by July 30, 2016. 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, 2016.

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: Choose any one

  • Describe a place or environment where you’re perfectly content. What do you do or experience there and why is it meaningful to you
  •  Describe a character in fiction or a historical figure that has had an influence on you, and explain that influence.
  • What role do you see social media (Facebook, Tweeter, etc.…) playing in your future.
  • In what ways either the Jain religion or Kachchhi culture impacted your decision in your future college major/career path

6.   Please provide results of American College Testing (ACT) and or Scholastic Aptitude Testing (SAT).


  • 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 30, 2016 to:

Ms. Chandrika Shah

48 Rosemont Drive,

North Andover, MA-01845.


Deadline to receive a completed application (hard copy or soft copy) is July 30, 2016

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