$2,500 Awarded on the basis of student's financial needManaged by
Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA)

This scholarship was established by Dr. Prahlad and Mrs. Bindu Pant in 2013. It is awarded annually to “one” student on the basis of the financial needs of the student and not on the basis of merit. The award is managed and coordinated by Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA). NASeA’s Academic and Professional committee will make the selection on the basis of the financial needs of the applicant, and its decision will be final. The award this year will be presented at the Nepali National Convention 2018 (https://nepalinationalconvention.org/); Aug 31 – Sept 2, Chicago, Illinois. The amount of the award for 2018 is $2,500.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Full-time undergraduate student (freshman or sophomore only)
  • Currently residing anywhere in U.S. (no requirement of U.S. Resident or Citizen)
  • Nepalese origin (one or both parents from Nepal)
  • U.S. high school graduate
  • Scholarship winner must be present at the Convention to receive the award

Required Documents (Submit ONE PDF file inclusive of all required documents listed below)

  • Application form (see next page)
  • Certificate of graduation from high school in U.S.
  • Letter of admission from a US college or university
  • Copy of financial aid, if any, received from the college or university
  • Parent’s or Guardian’s Federal Tax return (1040 or 1040EZ) [Note: erase SS #]
  • 1-page essay on “why you should be awarded this need-based scholarship” (1” margin, single space, 12 size fonts, Times New Roman)

The Scholarship award winner will receive

  • Scholarship amount of $2,500
  • Free convention registration (a $135 value!)

Application Deadline: August 11, 2018

Award Decision: August 18, 2018

Email your application packet to: Dr. Manoj K. Jha at amkjha@hotmail.com


Submit with the Form below

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Name of Student(required)

Physical Address:(required)

Phone Number:(required)

Email Address:(required)

US High School Name:(required)

US High School Address:(required)

Date of Graduation from High School:(required)

Admitted US College or University Name:(required)

Admitted US College or University Address:(required)

Name of parents(required)

Address of Parents:(required)

Parent's Phone Number:(required)

Parent's Email Address:(required)

Parents' Total Annual Income:(required)


Have you received any financial aid from the college or university?


If your Answer is Yes, What is the total dollar amount of the aid?


Documents (required)