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 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 offered 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:
1. Academic excellence
2. Extra-curricular achievements (cultural, creative arts, and/or sports)
3. Involvement in or contribution to socio-economic development.
The criteria underscore 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.
Types of Scholarships
Currently there are two different kinds of scholarships:
1.) KARNA National Scholarships, and
2.) KARNA Honor/Memorial Scholarship.