Criteria & Eligibility

To be eligible for the 5Rivers Scholarship Program, an applicant must be a believer of the Sikh religion, a U.S. citizen or person that has the requisite legal status for living in or attending school in the U.S., and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5.

To be considered as a grant recipient of the 5Rivers Scholarship Program, a student must meet the following criteria:

  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement
  • Personal motivation and desire to attend and graduate from an institution of higher learning
  • Character and potential for achievement
  • Commitment to community
  • Application for or receipt of scholarships from other sources

In awarding grants under the Programs, there will be no discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, sexual orientation or gender.

Awards under the Programs are not renewable. However, students are permitted to reapply for an award under the 5Rivers Scholarship Program in consecutive years. Upon reapplying, students' applications will be judged based on the selection criteria presented above. Receipt of a 5Rivers Scholarship Program award in a prior year is a selection criterion that weighs in favor of the student receiving future awards.