This scholarship is comprised of:
1) Financial aid of Rs 20,000/ anum. This will be given in two installments, as per the semester system.
2) Mentorship: The selected students will be offered mentorship sessions through out the year and attendance is required. There will be interactions between the selected students and experts.
In the first round of selection, a short-list will be created. In the second round, more detailed applications will be requested which will be reviewed by an expert committee. Based on these reviews, the final selection will be made.
Verification of reported family income will be done independently by KEI.
We invite applications for the 2014 KEI High School Scholarships from students who are currently in the 9th grade. The application form and full advertisement are available in our downloads section.
In the first recording from Kashmir to be added to the 1947 partition archive, Mr Salaamuddin Banday tells his story to KEI Scholar Mahpara Muzafer Banday. Mahpara participated in a training workshop conducted by Kashmir Education Initiative in partnership with the archive, and is now a citizen journalist who interviews people to record oral histories. Details at https://www.facebook.com/kashmirei.org/posts/610804412305750
Mahparas work was also featured in an article appearing in print and online editions of news magazine The Week.
KEI has awarded the 2013 Post Graduate Scholarships to 20 students from seven different faculties of the University of Kashmir. The provisional list is available on our downloads page. Successful candidates are requested to contact the KEI office in Srinagar.
KEI congratulates the 300 students who have been selected to receive the 2013 KEI School Scholarships. The scholars will get financial awards as well as the opportunity to participate in mentorship and other programs provided by KEI. You can read more about the scholarship program here.
KEI is inviting applications for the 2013 Postgraduate Scholarships from students currently enrolled in any of the following Universities/ Institutes: University of Kashmir, Central University of Kashmir, SK University of Agricultural science and Technology, Islamic University of Science and Technology, and NIT Srinagar. Forms must be submitted via email before the 15th of May 2013.
Greater Kashmir, a leading news paper printed in Srinagar, published a piece about KEI. They interviewed Tahir Qazi, the director of KEI in the United States, and talked about the work done by KEI in enabling access to quality education. They also featured the KEI website as Editor Recommended Website of the Week.
You can read the interview in the December 10th issue of the daily: http://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/2012/Dec/10/-allow-kids-to-think-critically--63.asp
Request for applications for the 2013 School Scholarship awards has officially gone out.
We will start accepting applications on the 12th of December 2012 and conclude on the 22nd of January 2013. The advertisement and application form are available in our downloads section.
We have launched a new pilot project called Sponsor One Child or S1C, where donors sponsor full or portions of educational expenses of a child in KEI’s High School focus group. These are academically brilliant children who may lack financial means to continue quality education. These scholars are selected after a well defined screening process whereby academic performance, student's unique abilities, and individual financial needs are taken into consideration. Read more about the program here.
KEI announced the results of the KEISS program. This is the first batch of scholars selected via a rigorous process. KEI received 23 applications from prospective candidates currently in basic sciences, medicine, engineering and agriculture fields. 19 applications were shortlisted folowing the initial screening of which 14 were called for interviews. Five of these were recommended for selection.
KEI welcomes new coordinator Shabina Miraj and operations manager Malik Abrar who recently joined us. Both Shabina and Abrar bring extensive experience in non-profit sector along with them. Read more about them here.
On Jul. 6, interviews for the prospective 2012 KEI Excellence in Science Scholarship candidates were held at University of Kashmir. Thirteen candidates shortlisted on the basis of academic performance and research potential were interviewed by a panel of experts in various fields. The succesful candidates will receive financial support for all standardized examinations required by different programs in US universities in addition to expenses incurred in applying to these programs. The results of these interviews are expected to be announced within one week.
Five KEI Scholars have passed the extremely competitive state level Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test (JKCET) conducted by the Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (BOPEE), the results of which were declared on June 30 2012 . Around 24,000 candidates from across the state had appeared in the test, competing for only 400 positions in various medical, engineering and agricultural science schools. Five of these 400 successful are our own KEI Scholars. These candidates include Ruby Gulzar who recently received the KEI Award for Academic Excellence; She will now attend medical school - her cherished aspiration.
KEI wishes these scholars continued success in their professional ambitions and is honored to be a part of their story.
Kashmir Education Initiative announced the 2012 recipient of its Award for Academic Excellence. Ms. Ruby Gulzar Shah was awarded the certificate and the award check for her sustained outstanding achievements amongst the KEI Scholars. She was felicitated at KEI's 4th annual event held in the University of Kashmir.
Kashmir Education Initiative announced the recipients of its High School Scholarships for 2012. The 163 awardees, who will receive mentorship and financial assistance under this program, were honored at the 4th KEI annual day held at the University of Kashmir.
Kashmir Education Initiative held its 4th Annual Day event at the University of Kashmir in which scholarships to 163 scholars were distributed. The university vice chancellor Prof. Talat Ahmad was the chief guest and the event was heavily attended. Besides receiving scholarships, the students also interacted with experts from various fields such as medicine, egineering, civil administration, finance etc. and had lots of their queries aswered. The event was covered by the local newspaper and media.
Kashmir Education Initiative (KEI), USA in collaboration with Iqbal Memorial Trust (IMT), Srinagar is inviting applications for merit-cum-means based scholarships from meritorious students presently in their 9th or 11th classes. Students from these classes who have secured more than 70% marks in their 8th or 10th class final exam respectively and have a total annual family income of less than Rs. 2 lac are eligible to apply only. Awards will be made purely on the basis of a combination of merit and financial need. Forms can be downloaded from our website.
In 2010, KEI instituted an Excellence in Science Scholarship award (KEISS) to encourage meritorious and needy students at an undergraduate/graduate level to pursue higher education in reputed programs in US. KEI shall award scholarships to students aspiring for higher education like PhD in US universities. This will include exam (e.g. GRE, TOEFL etc.) and university application expenses.