Finding a scholarship is about to get a lot easier with the launch of a new website that raises funds, takes in applications and distributes scholarships. The site is launching with a campaign to raise funds for a media and arts scholarship for students of South Asian backgrounds.
Dana Johl, founder, explains that she created the scholarship as a way to connect with the community. “I am half East Indian and have never really reached out to participate or get to know those who share the culture, and I wanted that to change. I’m in media and have quite a network of colleagues who are excited to participate in raising funds and potentially mentoring students. Making this a media and arts scholarship was a natural fit.”
The scholarship will be made available to students pursuing all types of media including web and digital, film, TV, journalism, photography, and more.
The society has an advisory board made up of prominent members of the South Asian community with backgrounds in media, communications and education. The goal is to build upon the first scholarship with the creation of many more in the future. “Anyone can come to us and create their own scholarship. Someone may wish to start one in memory of someone, or for a particular educational stream or community group. We’ll handle the administration and they just need to fundraise,” says Johl.
For more information, please visit www.superscholarships.net
Super Scholarship Society is a not-for-profit society dedicated to raising funds and distributing scholarships to Canadian youth. Founded by Dana Johl, a TV Producer and philanthropist who stands for education for all. The advisory board is made up of Preet Banerjee, TV host and author, Sharad Khare, journalist and digital media expert, Jeff Weaver, a teacher with an MA in education, and Almira Bardai, publicist and social media expert.