9101 Friar Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
Upakar was founded in 1997 and was created to assist Indian Americans who require additional financial assistance to pursue educational, artistic or athletic goals at a post-secondary institution.
There is a segment of the Indian population that can use support to afford a college education since about 12.2% live below the poverty line, according to various sources. In the past, 75 scholarships have been awarded thoughout the US for students to attend a variety of colleges and universities. In 2006, we received over 150 applications for the 7 new scholarships.
The scholarships are $3,000 per year, for each qualifying year spent in a post-secondary institution. Scholarship renewals are dependent on meeting a 3.3 GPA. Applications are available in February; the application deadline is in April and the awards are announced in July. To qualify for a scholarship, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident and be the descendant of Indian immigrants
Education – Higher Ed