Who – University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)
and University of Texas at Austin (UT) Scholarship.
What – NASIM Foundation is thrilled to announce the institution of merit based competitive scholarships ($1000 each) for need based students enrolled at the UTD and UT. Recipients of the scholarship at UTD will be eligible for an out-of-state tuition waiver.
NASIM’s goals are to support:
- 2 Scholarships at University of Texas at Dallas (Fall of 2011)
- 2 Scholarships at University of Texas at Austin (Spring 2012)
- Self-sustaining endowment at UTD (2012+)
- Self-sustaining endowment at UT (2012+)
Scholarships will be open to all full-time students, residents, non-resident full-time students including entering freshmen. Preference will be given to students who have studied for at least two months in a South Asian country like India, Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and/or for students enrolled in coursework related to these regions (such as South Asian History, Urdu language etc..). It will be a “needs based” scholarship for students who have demonstrated academic excellence (reflected in SAT, GRE and 2 years of academics).
Why – There are several students amongst us both locally and abroad who have demonstrated academic excellence but are not able to pursue their college dreams due to prohibitively high tuition costs. Hardly 2% of scholarships at the UT schools go to incoming South Asian international students. The difference of in-state vs. out-of-state can be a daunting figure. NASIM with your help and sup¬port would like to help such students realize their college dreams who in turn become our true ambassadors. Make a difference. Help now!