Kodava Koota of North America to award scholarship  to meritorious Kodava students studying in India
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Kodava Koota of North America to award scholarship to meritorious Kodava students studying in India

June 12, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Kodava Koota of North America has instituted a scholarship for the year 2020 to recognise and reward meritorious Kodava students studying in India.

Kodava Koota is a non-profit organisation founded in 2017 by like-minded Kodavas living in North America under the leadership of Gina Konganda, an entrepreneur based out of Dallas, Texas. She constituted a Board of 8 members (Appachu Ballachanda, Phoenix, AZ – Vice-President, Appanna Chottera, New Jersey – Secretary, Avinash Chottangada, Atlanta, GA – Treasurer, Nithan Monnanda, Philadelphia, PA – Kodagu Initiatives, Nalini Kuliyakanda, Goldsboro, NC – Culture and Traditions, Priya Pattada, San Francisco, CA – Membership and Subbaiah Cherumandanda, Los Angeles, CA – Career and Entrepreneurship), who are undertaking several initiatives both in North America and Kodagu.

In the year 2020, Kodava Koota is institutionalising multiple scholarships amounting to $10,000 (about Rs.7.5 lakh) for Kodava students in India. Kodava Koota has allocated $3,000 (about Rs. 2.2 lakh) from its membership fund and one of its members Jyothi and Pavan Pattada have donated $7,000 (about Rs. 5.3 lakh) for this initiative. 

The objective of this initiative is to encourage Kodava students and reward them with scholarships as a token of appreciation towards their accomplishments and encourage other students to follow suit.

CATEGORIES: Medicine Studies (2 students pursuing under-graduate or post-graduate); Ph.D (1 pursuing Ph.D in the area of Science, Engineering or Technology); Engineering (2 under-graduate or post-graduates); Dental Sciences (1 under-graduate or post-graduate); Agricultural Science (1 under-graduate or post-graduate) and 2 students pursuing Master’s in Science and Mathematics.

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ELIGIBILITY: Kodava students studying anywhere in India are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Awards will be adjudicated by Kodava Koota Board or a Committee constituted by it. The scholarships will be administered through its partners Coorg Education Fund (coorgeducationfund.com). 

LAST DATE TO APPLY:  Applications should reach Kodava Koota before July 31, 2020.  Signature and seal of the educational institution is mandatory on the supporting documents like marks cards and letter of recommendation.

Students who are going to start 1st year of the course in 2020 are eligible to apply but will have to attach documents that confirm admission in addition to Grade 12 (or 2nd PUC marks sheet); First year students of courses like MBBS, BDS, BE where CET/NEET are applicable, applicants should upload a copy of the CET/NEET allotment order.

Fill the application forms and upload the supporting documents via: https://forms.gle/jcxPQDJMBZiNhJrQA

For more details, reach out to: [email protected] or [email protected], according to a press release from the  Kodava Koota.

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