2019-20 Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship Competition

June 07, 2019

Prateek Arora, 2019-20 Guru Gobind Singh Fellowship Recipient

In 1988 the University received a bequest from the late Mr. Karam Singh Maughan to establish an endowment to support graduate fellowships (named for Guru Gobind Singh, the Sikh religious leader) to be awarded to graduates of universities in a specific area of India and Pakistan for the purpose of pursuing graduate study at the University of California. Formerly administered by the Office of the President, this endowment has been reallocated to the Santa Cruz campus.

To be eligible, a student must (1) be a graduate of an Indian or Pakistani university in the designated area, (2) be committed to returning to her or his country of origin after receiving the degree, and (3) not have engaged previously in graduate study at any other institution of higher learning in the United States. Mr. Maughan also specified that individuals already holding the master’s degree will have preference.

Students at any stage of graduate study may be nominated, provided that the nominating campus will commit to providing a Nonresident Tuition Fellowship, if applicable, for the Singh Fellow, as needed, for the duration of the Fellow’s program (assuming continued satisfactory academic progress) commencing with the year following the Singh award year. Other things being equal, however, preference is given to students who have reached the dissertation stage, and especially to those who have exhausted the normal sources of financial support.

Congratulations goes out to Prateek Arora who received this award for 2019-20.