Prabasi Scholarship Fund

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new Prabasi Scholarship Fund. The goal of the Prabasi Scholarship Fund is to provide financial support for postsecondary education. The Prabasi scholarship award will recognize deserving students who demonstrate academic achievement and who show commitment to improving our communities. We hope to inspire students to pursue higher studies while promoting self-worth, optimism and confidence in future endeavors and career development opportunities. We believe that an educated society is the foundation for a healthy community. We envision a community that recognizes the importance of educational attainment and nurtures positive educational outcomes that are accessible to everyone.

All Prabasi Scholarship awards will be guided by the following core principles:

● To treat all student applicants fairly, consistently, and not discriminate based on race, gender, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or personal relationships

● To safeguard confidential personal information


Prabasi Scholarship awards will be based on a comprehensive review of completed applications by the Prabasi scholarship committee. The scholarship committee consists of the members designated by the Prabasi Executive Committee.


We are proud to announce the opening of the 2021 application period for the inaugural Santa Poddar Memorial Scholarship Award. This scholarship will be awarded based on individual merit to a high school graduating college-bound freshman in our community.

Applications are invited from eligible candidates by June 11, 2021 for the Santa Poddar Memorial Scholarship award for the academic year 2021-22. Applications will be evaluated by our Scholarship Committee and the award winner announced on July 1, 2021.

Prabasi will disburse the inaugural $1,000 Santa Poddar Memorial Scholarship award in 2021 to a deserving college-bound student. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance to US high school individuals enrolled in undergraduate study at community colleges or universities in the US; however, certificate/licensing programs, including but not limited to fields such as paralegal training, IT, technicians, medical records personnel and nursing are also eligible.


The Santa Poddar Memorial Scholarship Award will be based on a comprehensive review of completed applications. Selection criteria evaluated by the scholarship committee include, but are not limited to, the following:

● Academic accomplishments (Official high school transcript is required)

● Proven commitment and dedicated service to community

● Demonstrated leadership ● Voluntary work at Prabasi

● School Counselor recommendation letter (Letter to be emailed by counselor directly to Scholarship Committee)

● Essay

● Interview (Short-listed candidates will be invited for a zoom interview)

Additionally, applicant must be either a Prabasi member or child of Prabasi member.


Prabasi Inc. will disburse the inaugural Santa Poddar Memorial Scholarship – a $1,000 award in the summer of 2021 to a US high school senior continuing as a freshman in a full-time two-year or four-year degree program in an accredited US College, University or Vocational Institution.

To apply for this scholarship, please complete the Scholarship Application form by downloading it from and submit completed application form along with supporting documents by June 11, 2021 by emailing to [email protected].

We appeal to our community to come forward and contribute to the Prabasi Scholarship Fund. Your donation in the name of your loved ones will establish a long-lasting legacy and help this worthy endeavor.