NAPERVILLE, IL March 04, 2016:
Naperville Indian Community Outreach (ICO) has launched the Lotus Excellence Awards for students of Indian origin who have excelled in such fields as Academics, Sports, Arts (Visual, Film, Music, Dance, Digital Arts, Painting, Photography, Poetry, Drama, Theater etc.), Leadership, and Community Service. The applicants for the award should have good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 or 4.0 on a scale of 5.0. The cash value of each award is $500. There can be multiple recipients in each award category. Students of School District 203, 204 or residents of Naperville studying at Private Schools/Home Schools/IMSA are eligible and encouraged to apply. The last date for the submission of applications for the award is April 4th, 2016. Selected applicants will be notified by April 15th, 2016 and the award presentation will take place on April 21st, 2016. Interested students are expected to fill out the application form available at the following website: https://napervilleindian.wufoo.com/forms/ico-lotus-excellence-award-application-form/. They are also required to attach the following documents: copy of the recent high school transcripts, copy of ACT/SAT scores, letters of reference supporting the applicants’ commitment to Academic/Sports/Arts/Leadership/Community Service, recent photo in jpeg format, one reference from an educator or counselor of the high school, one reference from an organization relevant to the award category, personal statement highlighting the impact of Indian Heritage, copy of the resume, and signed Assignment of Rights & Consent to publish Awardees Information Form.
“The primary mission of ICO is to embrace, preserve, and promote the Cultural Heritage and contributions of Indian-Americans while educating them to get involved with the City of Naperville”, said Krishna Bansal, Chairman of the India Community Outreach, and advised students of Indian origin to submit applications for the ICO’s Lotus Excellence Awards, in large numbers.
Saily Joshi, ICO Board Member, advised the applicants for the award to complete the applications in their entirety and cautioned them that failure to do so will result in their applications being disqualified from the selection process.
Additional information about the Lotus Excellence Award can be had on the following website:
www.napervilleindian.com, stated Smita Bhatia, another ICO Board Member. “The students may email their
queries, if any, to firstname.lastname@example.org”, she added.
If required, Krishna Bansal can also be contacted on the following telephone number: +1 630-300-0345.