Suraj Som was a brilliant, compassionate, generous soul, who believed in the importance of education and delving deeply into the unknown, with curiosity, not caution.
An ambitious and intelligent physics & math major at Harvard, Suraj developed an acute interest in the intersection of spirituality, science, and math.
He saw that these disciplines were not as separate as they're often positioned, and he spent his final years pondering the connection between them in the pursuit of living a life fulfilled.
The Suraj Som Aspiring Educators scholarship will award $1,000 to one undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in the intersection of spirituality, science, and math. Any student studying at any traditional or non-traditional institution is welcome to apply.
To apply, you must be a physics, math, philosophy, or related major and share an essay telling us your thoughts on the intersectionality of spirituality, science, and math.
What is your philosophy about the relationship between spirituality, science, and math?
The application deadline is Mar 30, 2022. Winners will be announced on Apr 30, 2022.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
The winner will be publicly announced on Apr 30, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.