Hindu Scholarship Fund


The Vishwa Hindu Parishad of America (VHPA) is celebrating its Golden Jubilee or Swarna Jayanti this year. It’s a watershed moment as we complete 50 Years of initiating social, cultural, economic and spiritual programs to benefit Hindus in America and around the globe.


Rishabh Jain

Naperville, IL 60540

Rishab is a senior in high school and works as a volunteer tutor for a non-profit organization, The Merry Tutor which works on the criteria of students-helping-students by providing free tutoring. He is the co-founder of NCHS ESPORTS CLUB and acquired $25,200 in school district funding to equip arena with 12 gaming stations. He was also a part of network infrastructure team in summer internship of Naperville Community Unit School District 203. Along with all this, he services in The Power Up Project which a nonprofit program that collects and refurbishes computers to improve access to technology for education. He is a fluent debater and competed in all-day competitions. He understands the importance of schools and community involvement. He has goals and strong dedication to make his dreams come true and bring a difference in the life of people around him.

Sanjana Gangadharan

Naperville, IL 60565

Sanjana is a senior in high school and is the dynamic co-founder of Side by Side Smiles. She rose over $75,000 for various children’s causes including cleft lip and palate surgeries. Her leadership skills shine while providing selfless and generous community services to so many worthy individuals. This work has earned her recognition locally and nationally on TV programs including Today Show and Windy City Live. She is also the Youth Council Leader of WE charity. She spoke at WE day, a movement that brings together over 30,000 kids to make a difference both internationally and locally. Sanjana is also the Student Ambassador of Smile Train and has attended the conference in NYC to collaborate on different civic engagement projects. Sanjana has established goals and knows what she wants; she is a very determined young woman.


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