KARNA Scholarship Project
The KARNA Scholarship program is run by KARNA India with substantial financial support and
guidance from KARNA Incorporated, a not-for-profit organization based in Peoria, USA. Its
objective is to provide financial and moral support to students who demonstrate
intellectual distinction of a high order combined with an interest in the socio-economic
development of the country.
The KARNA Scholars shall be selected by an eminent board of people with proven excellence
in their respective fields, having impeccable reputation for integrity and fairness, and
dedicated to energizing private action to building leaders in different spheres for the
country. KARNA scholars are also provided guidance and mentorship through the direct
involvement of the Scholarship Board and the alumnus.
The Board is looking for scholars who have demonstrated intellectual distinction in
pursuit of their academic career and also shown excellence in extra-curricular activities
(cultural, creative arts, sports or significant work in the area of socio-economic
development). Applications are sought from talented individuals irrespective of their
field of study in the Bachelor's program for which they should have secured admission.
The criteria for the KARNA scholarship, briefly, is as follows:
1. academic excellence
2. extra-curricular attainments (cultural, creative arts, and/or sports)
3. involvement in or contribution to socio-economic development.
The criteria underscores the all-round excellence sought by the Board. All KARNA
Scholarships follow stringent guidelines and rigorous standards, establishing a level of
excellence expected of KARNA scholars. No deferments of scholarship are allowed and no
alternates shall be considered.