The purpose of The Hindu Temple Educational Scholarship Program is to strengthen the growth of the Hindu Temple community by giving scholarship to deserving graduating senior students from the Hindu Temple membership families.

General Rules:

In the year 2015, The Hindu Temple will award one time scholarships to total three (3) graduating seniors who are members of The Hindu Temple, Canton, Michigan, USA. First place candidate will be awarded $1000(Sponsored by International Geeta Gurukul Foundation), second place candidate will be awarded $750 (Sponsored by Anil & Kusum Sakhuja) and third place candidate will be awarded $500 (Sponsored by Dhaval & Brenda Vaishnav/ Ashwani & Renu Narula).

The scholarship amount can be used in any accredited college/community college of Higher learning institute in the USA. Applicant not selected for the scholarship will be awarded certificate from the Temple.

The scholarship checks will be given to the recipient at the temple’s event. The scholarship amount must be used for tuition and books only. 

Application for the scholarship can be downloaded from at The Hindu Temple of Canton web site.

1 A completed application form.
2 Applicant must be a current senior at any High Schools who plans to enroll full-time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university in the United States.
3 GPA of 3.00 or better (attach transcript with application).
4 Two letters of recommendation. One from teacher, coach or counselor and another one from someone outside of school that is not a family member.
5 The applicant must submit a letter explaining his/her academic goals and how he/she will contribute to the society in future.
6 Has shown volunteering at the Hindu Temple events or it's festivals.
7 Applicant or his/her parents should be member of the Temple for the current year.

Selection Process of Recipient:
1 Application can be picked up at The Hindu Temple of Canton or click here to download.
2 Completed application form is to be mailed by May 31 of current year to the following address:
The Hindu Temple, 44955 Cherry Hill Road, Canton, MI 48188.
3 The selection committee will review all the documents and interview the applicant (if necessary) prior to selecting winners and awarding the scholarships.
4 The candidates selection criteria including, but not limited to:
  • Quality of Essay
  • Academic Achievement (GPA and SAT/ACT Scores)
  • Leadership
  • Applicant's volunteering records at the Hindu Temple of its factivals
  • Recommendation letters
  • Work/School balance

Applications are due by May 31st of current year. The applicants might be interviewed between June 1st and June 16th of current year and the winners will be notified by July 4th of current year.


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