The Jaswant Singh Khalra Memorial Scholarship has the following requirements:
Applicants must be students and at least 16 years old
Applicants must provide all information on the submission form, including a short biography:
The biography should be no more than 300 words.
It should talk about how you came into Sikhi and how it has changed your life.
An essay on one of the following topics:
The state of the panth today and where it is heading in relation to historical events such as the 1978 massacre, Operation Bluestar, 1984 genocides, or earlier events such as the partition, Gadhar Movement, Sarkar Khalsa, etc.
Importance of human rights work, social activism, research, media outreach, etc. in continued struggle by Sikhs to seek equal rights in Punjab.
The historical and spiritual importance of shaheedi and shaheeds in the Sikh socio-political sphere and the spirit of the Saint-Soldier from Guru Nanak Dev Jee to the present time.
Compare and contrast the lives and deaths of two Shaheeds (martyrs) of the 20th or 21st century with two from the ten Guru’s period, the Sikh renaissance period under the Raj, or the period immediately following the Raj.
Related panthik awareness topics such as Sikh genocide and holocausts compared with other global and historical events, such as the WWII Holocaust and others. Panthik concept of Miri/Piri and Sikh Temporal/Spiritual Sovereignty. Topics in this category should first be approved, please email email@example.com for question on a topic in this category.
Essays should be approximately 2,500 words but no less than 1,800 words and no more than 3,500 words.
Applications are due by November 15th. Awards will be given out over the New Year time period.
The best essays will be published by Khalis Foundation and shared with Sikh media websites such as Sikh24 when the winners are announced.
Sevadars and employees of Khalis Foundation and their families are not eligible.