Hindu Scholarships

Although Hinduism is one of the world’s largest and oldest religions, there are only a few practicing Hindus in the United States. There are still a couple of Hindu-specific scholarships available for those select few students who are part of the American Hindu community. If you are looking for a Hindu-based scholarship, check the links below or talk to a religious organization about possible opportunities. They are not only a good resource for Hindu scholarships, but also for general funding opportunities within the organization. If you’re already an active member of a faith-based community, take advantage of that relationship. Indian and Hindu cultural organizations are also good resources to learn more about scholarship opportunities that are available.

To view scholarship information or to apply for Hindu scholarships, click the links below. For a more complete list of scholarship opportunities, religious and otherwise, conduct a free college scholarship search.

SVS (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago Scholarship

  • Application Deadline: 5/13/2018
  • Amount: $10,000
  • The SVS (Balaji) Temple of Greater Chicago Scholarship is awarded to first-year students who are enrolled full time at accredited undergraduate programs. The $10,000 scholarship will be distributed in equal installments over four years. The scholarship is awarded 50% based on merit and 50% based on financial need. All scholarship recipients must be continuously enrolled in an accredited college [...] More

The Hindu Temple Educational Scholarship Program

  • Application Deadline: 5/31/2018
  • Amount: $1,000
  • 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.
    The scholarship amount can be used in any accredited college/community college of Higher learning institute in the USA.
    The scholarship amount must be used for tuition [...] More

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Last Reviewed: February 2018

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