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Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent (ESASID) Scholarship

2021-2022 Academic Year Award
A $3,500 scholarship will be awarded.

Applications are accepted July 1 - September 30

Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent (ESASID) Scholarship

Download Eligibility Requirements & Submission Guidelines

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Drs. Jitendra M. and Saryu J. Desai established the Endowment for South Asian Students of Indian Descent (ESASID) scholarship in 2002. Starting in 2003, a scholarship is available each year for a South Asian student of Indian descent enrolled full time in his/her second, third, or fourth year at an accredited Pennsylvania medical school. Applicants must be residents of Pennsylvania or New Jersey.

"It is our wish to help other medical students of Indian heritage realize their dreams of becoming a physician," Dr. Jitendra Desai said. "My wife and I hope that by initiating this fund, others will want to contribute to it so students can discover the rewards of being a physician."



To obtain more information on loans or scholarships, contact me!

Deborah K. Monko
Director, Student Financial Services
Phone: (717) 558-7809