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The NAF Scholarships

Every year, the Naga American Foundation awards two scholarships to Naga/Naga-American students enrolled in studies in the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarships are open to all Naga/Naga-American students enrolled in in-person undergraduate (i.e., bachelor’s) or graduate (i.e., master’s, doctorate, or Ph.D.) programs in the United States.

  • Previous applicants are encouraged to apply under the provision that they are not past scholarship recipients.

How to Apply for the Scholarships

Interested candidates must submit an essay of approximately 500 words describing themselves, their academic goals, and how they navigate multicultural issues as Naga/Naga-American students in the United States.

Further Information

Scholarship applications for 2024-25 will be accepted beginning in the fall of 2024. Further submission details will be posted at that time. Applications are typically due at the end of the year.

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About the NAF Scholarships


The Inavi Saghu Undergraduate Scholarship is named in memory of Inavi Saghu, former NAF treasurer and pioneering member of the organization. Mr. Saghu passed away on October 6, 2020.

The Aryo Shishak Graduate Scholarship is named in memory of Dr. Aryo Shishak, an early pioneer of the NAF, and a former president and board member of the organization. Dr. Shishak passed away on September 24, 2017.

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