KAN Scholarship 2024

We are delighted to announce the launch of the KAN Scholarship program, recognizing the outstanding academic achievements of our 12th-grade children of KAN members for the first time in KAN history!

About the Scholarship

To motivate the students in our community, KAN will award two merit scholarships of $500 and $250 to deserving students this year, to be presented during our Onam celebrations.

Last date to Apply: July 31st, 2024

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Grade Level: The applicant must have passed the 12th grade in 2024.
  • Membership: The parent must be an active KAN member for the calendar year.
  • Volunteering: The parent or the child must be a regular KAN volunteer. 
  • Event Participation: Parents/Students must attend 3 or more KAN events in a calendar year.
  • Documents Submission: The student should submit a detailed resume and a recommendation letter

Submission Details: Eligible candidates (as per the criteria mentioned below) are required to send the following documents to Mr. Ashokan Vattakkattil, Selection Committee Chair, at his email address (ashokanv@hotmail.com):

  • Detailed resume highlighting academic and non-academic achievements, including volunteering services, with an emphasis on KAN-related volunteer work (in Word format, without mentioning your name)
  • Relevant proofs for academic credentials
  • Recommendation letter from a known person (Maximum one page)

Please include your name and grade in the email when sending the documents.

Evaluation Procedure:

  • The Selection Committee will verify KAN membership status and volunteering hours with the Membership Committee Chair (Sujith Pillai), Youth Forum Chair (Shahina Kozhisseri), and Outreach Committee Chair (Manoj Rajan).
  • Candidates’ identities will be anonymized with code numbers before submission to three independent academic evaluators.
  • Evaluation criteria include final grades, SAT, ACT, or standardized test scores, volunteering activities, extracurricular involvements, and unique achievements.

Final Selection:

  • Independent academic evaluators will submit signed and scanned evaluations to the KAN Scholarship Selection Committee Chair and the committee.
  • Final selections will be announced during the Onam celebrations with the approval of the KAN Executive Committee.

This scholarship presents a wonderful opportunity for deserving individuals to support their educational pursuits. We encourage all eligible members to participate and showcase their accomplishments.

Let us come together to support and celebrate academic excellence within our community.