Interested Applicants

5Rivers Foundation created the 5Rivers Scholarship Program to provide financial assistance in the form of scholarship grants to students of the Sikh religion who are attending or planning to attend a four-year college or university (the "5Rivers Scholarship Program"). The Foundation has also established a grant program for high-school students planning to enroll in courses that will prepare them to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (the "SAT Grant Program"). The Foundation does not have any plans to make educational loans at this time.

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.
  • An applicant must be attending or planning to attend a U.S. college or university on a part-time or full-time basis
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained
  • Awarded grants range from $2,000.00 - $5,000.00
  • Grants are paid directly to the educational institutions and will require such institutions to return those funds, if a scholarship recipient fails to enroll or drops out of the institution's program
  • Total annual family income may not exceed $75,000.00

5Rivers SAT Grant 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.
  • An applicant must be planning to attend a U.S. college or university on a part-time or full-time basis
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 must be maintained
  • Awarded grants range from $200.00 - $500.00
  • Grants are issued directly to the institution offering the preparatory course
  • Each student who receives a grant is required to furnish the Foundation with a certificate of completion issued by the institution which held the SAT preparatory course
  • Total annual family income may not exceed $75,000.00

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In the event of a misuse of funds, the Foundation will determine if the situation is a mistake and can be corrected and then take appropriate action. Under certain circumstances, the Foundation will seek the return of all or some of the grant funds.