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The Federation of Jain Associations in North America (JAINA) has established a need-based scholarship program to assist and encourage our undergraduate students in furthering their college education and in better connecting with youth.

  1. To apply to this need-based program for undergraduate student, the student or student's parent must be a member of a LOCAL JAIN CENTER. In addition, the student must either be a citizen or
  2. An independent Scholarship Committee will evaluate all applicants using the primary criteria of financial need. Merit, submitted essays and recommendation letters will also be reviewed. Applicants with last 2-years average family income (AGI) under $120K will be eligible.
  3. JAINA intends to award scholarships ($750-$1,500) per student, subject to the number of applicants & contributors.
  4. All applications are due by June 18, 2020 through the online form that follows. Additional documents (Tax Returns, FAFSA, etc.) as requested, will be due by July 2, 2020.
  5. During the process, the Committee will take utmost caution to ensure confidentiality of information submitted.
  6. To apply use this URL:

Please email questions to:

Donation Opportunity for Further Education

We are glad to restart JAINA’s need-based Scholarship Program for students who will be attending college during the year 2020-21. This has been possible due to past contributions made by our members towards this noble program,

However, to sustain this program, we depend on ongoing contributions from our members. Donations made to the JAINA Scholarship Program will be strictly used towards the cause of education for the children of our members. An independent committee will be responsible for the execution of this program in an equitable, structured and confidential manner. Student awardees will also be required to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours towards JAINA-related activities.

Our sincere hope is that this scholarship will not only support the cause of education but also strengthen the connection between JAINA, Jain Centers and our young adults. Please consider contributing to this program. In case of questions, do not hesitate to reach or call 630.501.4373. You can make your tax-deductible contributions online at this link or mail to


Atul Shah Chair-Person

435 N Route 59
Bartlett, IL, 60103