©2019 BY ARIZONA TAMIL SANGAM

Arizona Tamil Sangam

Sri Murugan Patham Memorial Scholarship

 

Objective:

 

In honoring the memory of Sri Murugan Patham for his numerous contributions to Arizona Tamil Sangam, and remembering his services to local communities and many Tamil communities around the world, Arizona Tamil Sangam would like to establish a Scholarship Program to recognize the accomplishments of Tamil students aspiring to pursue higher studies.

 

Scholarships for 2019:

 

The funding for these scholarships comes various sources:  Satya Murugan and her family, Arizona Tamil Sangam, AZTS Tamil School and through the various fund raising activities organized by the Tamil Sangam.   The amount and number of scholarships will vary depending on the amount of money raised each year.

For 2019, AZTS is happy to announce the following scholarships:

  • $1000 Scholarship for a Tamil Student in Arizona

  • $500 Scholarship for a Tamil Student in Arizona

 

Eligibility for the scholarships:

 

Eligibility for scholarship applications in Arizona, United States:

  • At least 2 years of attendance in Arizona Tamil Sangam Tamil School

  • Must be a Junior or Senior in a High School located in the state of Arizona.

  • Must complete and submit the scholarship application form on their own.

  • Might need to attend interviews to demonstrate reading, writing and speaking skills in Tamil.

Eligibility for scholarship applications from India:

  • Sudent must be from a low income family with Tamil proficiency.

 

Administration and Selection Committee

The Administration and Selection Committee will be comprised of current or past AZTS board members, current or past Tamil School Directors and others nominated by AZTS Board of members each year.  The committee will follow an established process approved by AZTS Board of Directors to communicate to the public about the scholarship, solicit candidates and pick the winners for the scholarships. 

 

Timelines for 2019:

 

  • Sep 24, 2019: Make public announcements about the scholarships in Arizona

  • Oct 9, 2019: Deadline for submitting applications in AZ and India

  • TBD: Interviews and selection process

  • TBD: Scholarship Award announcement and distribution during Saravedi Function

Rules and Guidelines for the scholarships:

  • The scholarship award is only for the first year of college attendance.

  • Past winners cannot apply again in the future.

  • Must meet the qualifications identified earlier in this document.

  • Selection committee cannot consist of any parent of a scholarship application during that year.

  • Award money will be given in the form of a check in student’s name.

Selection Criteria used by the Committee:

The selection committee will use the following weighted criteria to select the winners of the scholarships in United States:

Criteria

Written Essay                                                         - 20 Points

Reading Ability                                                      - 20 Points

Speaking Ability                                                    - 40 Points

Duration & Performance at AZTS Tamil School - 10 Points

Volunteer/Community Activities                         - 10 Points

Total                                                                       - 100 Points

For duration,  2 points will be given for every year of Tamil school attendance.

Scholarship Submission:

To download a copy of the application, please use the following link:

Please email completed applications to scholarship@aztamilsangam.org

DO NOT FORGET:  Deadline for submitting applications is Oct 9th, 2019