Achievement Awards

Achievement Awards

For Kashmiri Pandit College bound students living in USA

Each year KOA grants a one-time achievement award to Kashmiri Pandit College-bound student(s) living in the USA. Any high school senior student meeting the following requirements qualifies to apply for this award:

  • High school GPA of at least 3.5 (out of a maximum of 4.0, i.e., GPA of B+ and above).
  • SAT score of at least 1325 out of 1600 or an ACT composite score of at least 30 out of 36.
  • A two-page essay about Kashmiri Pandit heritage that addresses all of the following:
    • How would you define “Kashmiriyat”?
    • How is the Kashmiri Pandit heritage helping you strengthen your character?
    • How will you be able to inspire the next generation to carry on this heritage?
    • What are you doing to learn Kashmiri language and/or culture?
  • Some evidence of community service.
  • Parents should be KOA members with membership dues paid in the year 2019-20 ( ) DEADLINE: August 2nd 2020
  • We invite potential applicants to fill the Application at ( ) and send their vitae, essay as described above, official ACT/SAT scores and transcript(s) sent directly from the school via e-mail to Professor Sunil Kumar Dhar ( All official documents are validated. Prof. Sunil Kumar Dhar is our new program director for KOA’s achievement awards program. He will be assisted by the two following “outside the community” individuals who have agreed to serve as members of KOA scholarship committee:

    Deadline for receiving your application will be announced soon.

    List of College Bound Achievement Awardees in current and previous years

    KOA Achievement Award - 2023


    Sunil Kumar Dhar
    Professor and Statistics Program Director, Department of Mathematical Sciences at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ. Volunteer Teacher, for over fifteen years, at Vivekananda Vidyapith ( a school that provides character building education to children ages 5 to 18.

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