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The Sikh Education Fund (SEF) was started in 1989 by ASP with an initial grant of $8,000 by the Trustees. To date the fund has made more than 300 grants/loans ranging from $500 to $4,000. The purpose of the fund is to make higher education more affordable for Sikh students in America by funding a portion of their studies. SEF believes in the importance of Sikh youth becoming successful professionals while still remaining true to their Sikh identity and roots.

There are several opportunities available for applicants through SEF ranging from interest free loans to scholarship grants. Awards are in the form of scholarships, grants endowments, and interest-free loans for which repayment is expected after graduation. The repaid funds are reinvested back into the SEF and more aid to students is thus generated. Using this non-profit model where money gets cycled back into the fund SEF hopes to one day have the resources to provide scholarship assistance to all Sikh youth in America who are in need. While financial need is an important criterion for eligibility, consideration is also given to academic success and involvement in Sikh activities. All applicants must be attending an accredited course of study in USA. Applicants selected for the awards are usually college students and graduate students.

Applications may only be made on the application form and must reach ASP before the 1st day of June each year for first time applicants and June 28th for re-applicants (students who have received awards in the previous year). Completed applications are reviewed by the SEF Committee and results are announced by early September. Successful students will be considered for funding in the subsequent years of study if they provide proof of satisfactory academic performance (a minimum of overall grade of B is required), inform the Fund regularly of their academic progress and demonstrate continuing financial need. To apply, click on the application link below to fill out an online application. You will be asked to agree to terms and conditions of applying as well as answer a series of questions and essays. You will also be asked to upload a series of documents. It is also critical to mail in the original notarization page. An incomplete application will not be considered.



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2019 – 2020 Academic Year:

1 Arvin Jundoria Howard Univ, Washington, DC MD
2 Jasmin Kaur Univ of California, Davis B.S. – Life Sciences
3 Harpal Singh Univ of IL – Urbana B.S. – Bioenginerring
4 Jasleen Kaur Univ of Illinois – Chicago B.S. – Biochemistry
5 Sukhmanpreet K Sarkaria Texas Wesleyan Univ., USA B.A. – Accounting
6 Jaypreet Singh Univ of California, Davis, USA B.S. – Life Sciences
7 Harwinder Singh New York University, NY, USA B.S – Liberal Arts
8 Guneet Hora Univ of California, Santa Cruz, USA B.S. – Neuroscience
9 Amitoj Singh Columbia University, NY, USA M.A. – Political Concentration
10 Guneet Kaur McGill Univ, Montreal, Canada M.S. – Biotechnology
11 Gursirat S Grewal Univ of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA B.S. – Biomedical Engg.
12 Akashdeep Singh Hofstra Univ., USA B.S. – Biochemistry
13 Daljeet Kaur Des Moines, Iowa, USA B.S. – Liberal Arts
14 Muneet K Malhi Adler Univ, Chicago, IL, USA Ph.D – Clinical Psychology
15 Sukhgeet Kaur Univ of Cambridge, England Ph.D – Land Economy

2018 – 2019 Academic Year:

1 Mandeep Khara California State Univ, CA, USA Nursing
2 Jasmin Kaur Univ of California, Davis, USA B.S. – Life Sciences
3 Varneet K Brar Oakland Univ, Michigan, USA MD
4 Harpal Singh Univ of IL – Urbana, IL., USA B.S. – Bioenginerring
5 Navjot Singh Univ of California, Santa Barbara, USA B.S. – Electrical Engg
6 Manveer Sangha Univ of Illinois – Champaign, USA B.S. – Business Finance
7 Jasleen Kaur Univ of Illinois – Chicago, USA B.S. – Biochemistry
8 Hardil S Sarao Univ of Notre Dame – Indiana, USA MBA
9 Sukhmanpreet K Sarkaria Texas Wesleyan Univ., USA B.A. – Accounting
10 Gagandeep K Khara Fresno Pacific Univ., USA M.S – Nursing
11 Jaypreet Singh Univ of California, Davis, USA B.S. – Life Sciences
12 Naureen Singh Univ of Colorado, Denver, USA M.S. – Criminal Justice
13 Prabhjot Kaur Univ of Texas, Tyler, USA M.S. – Health Sciences

Awards For 2016 – 2017

Name College / University Major
1 Jashan Mallah University of Detroit Mercy M.S. – Civil Engineering
2 Avneet Kaur Loyola MaryMount Univ B.S. Liberal Arts, Biology
3 Hansjeet S Duggal Chapman University M.S. Film Production
4 Jaskaran Atwa University of California, Davis B.S. Electrical
5 Harpreet Singh University of California, Davis B.S. – Liberal Arts
6 Japnit Kaur University of Maryland B.S. – Management
7 Robinpreet S Pannu University of Minnesota DDS
8 Jasmin Kaur University of Minnesota B.S.
9 Macneal S Wadhwa University of Houston MBA
10 Mandeep Kaur Khara Fresno State University Nursing
11 Jaypreet Singh Univ of California, Davis B.S – Life Sciences


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