​​​Do you aim to be a future leader and changemaker? Samvid Scholars was established in 2021 by Samvid Ventures to invest in the graduate education of future leaders who are committed to effecting positive change in society. 
Eligibility: Seniors and alumni who are U.S. citizens or DACA recipients and who are pursuing a graduate degree (MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or MS/MA in social sciences or STEM) at any U.S. university are eligible to apply

The Samvid Scholarship provides $100,000 for up two years of study for students pursuing a graduate degree (MD, MBA, JD, MPP, MPH, or MS/MA in social sciences or STEM). All applicants must apply directly to a U.S. graduate degree program and also to Samvid Scholars to be considered for the award. The scholarship is awarded to students who portray 1) Academic Excellence (3.5 minimum GPA), 2) Leadership, 3) Service Focus, 4) Bias Towards Action (committed to effecting positive change in society), and 5) Grit. Recipients also participate in two years of leadership-development programming to cultivate their extraordinary potential to drive change.

Deadline: March 4, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. (noon).
The final submittal deadline is April 8, 2024 at 2:00pm CST.

Application Preparation: please attend our informational sessions
IN-PERSON Samvid Scholarship Information Session
Thursday, February 15, 2024, 3:30-4:30 pm
514 Illini Union Bookstore Building, Floor 5

For more information, contact the scholarships office at topscholars@illinois.edu or visit our website at www.topscholars.illinois.edu