ISMAANA Scholarship Programs

June 20, 2020 0 comments ISMAANA Admin Categories Patrika Q2 2020

Currently, ISMAANA has two types of ongoing scholarship programs.

1) Merit Scholarships: Eight final year students were awarded the ISMAANA merit scholarship in December 2020. ISMAANA started these scholarships in 2015 to recognize the top two students from four earth science branches based on the first three years of academic performance. As our funds permit, we plan to extend these scholarships to other branches of study.

2) Merit cum means scholarships: These scholarships started in 2017 and currently, ISMAANA has alumni commitment for 52 such scholarships that are based on family income and academic performance. The amount of these scholarships range from $1000/year to $1370/year. These scholarships are intended to mainly cover student expenses related to room, board, and transportation. During the 2019-20 academic year, all 52 scholarships were awarded to undergraduate students. This included 25 students who carried over their scholarships from last year while 27 new awardees were selected.

Scholarship donors with the number of committed scholarships in parenthesis are Naresh Vashisht (20), Avinash Ahuja (10), Suresh Chugh (4), Mohinder Gulati (1), Pramod Thakur (1), Jatinder Tuli (1) Dipak Sarkar (1), Zoeb Mogri (1), Shishir Agrawal (1), Yugal Gupta (4), Mahendra Verma (2), Atul Arya (1), Sriram Muralidharan (1), Raj Prasad (1), Bijay Banthia (2) and Rana Roy (1). Below is a picture of some of the ISMAANA scholarship recipients with Dipak Sarkar, when he visited IIT (ISM) Dhanbad campus in February 2020.

As news of these scholarships spread, more alumni are coming forward to offer these scholarships to the needy meritorious students. If you need more information about these scholarships, please call Dipak Sarkar at 714 826-2810 or write to