The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund was formed in the Fall of 2007 by a group of individuals (from several Greek-lettered Fraternities and Sororities) who met Akash Jacob Kuruvilla at various stages in his life. Its purpose is to remember Akash’s life and to continue his legacy of excellence and generosity posthumously. Having committed to leadership, diversity, integrity and academia, Akash Kuruvilla influenced a multitude that had the honor of being in his presence. The ideal scholarship recipients will embody those same principles and shall be committed to positively affecting the community throughout their collegiate years and beyond.
The Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to three recipients in the amount of $1000 a year for each recipient with $500 given at the beginning of the academic year and $500 given at the midpoint of the academic year, upon maintaining GPA requirements and enrollment as a full time student. It is open to any field of study. Candidates for this scholarship must meet all of the requirements set forth by the Selection Committee and submit all requested materials via the online application system by the appointed deadline. Late applications will not be considered.
The ideal candidate must demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia. The selection committee will also base its decisions on financial need, content of character and the candidates’ potential to make an impact on his/her peers and community.
Although Sigma Beta Rho did not establish the Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund, its members were instrumental in its founding, and the fraternity has always been a strong supporter of its commitment to remembering Akash’s life and continuing his legacy.