2018 Scholarships

Thank you to all the scholarship applicants. This year, we had overwhelming numbers of applications. Only successful applicants will be notified. Scholarship committee will select the winners. The scholarships will be presented on Aug 25th at India Live festival

SAFA Scholarships

SAFA is proud to offer annual scholarships to British Columbian Grade 12 students of South Asian descent who are pursuing post-secondary studies.  Each year we award $1000 scholarships to three deserving students.  For 2018, SAFA has added an award in Excellence in Athletics.  This year our SAFA scholarship categories are: 1) Academic Excellence; 2) Excellence in Community Involvement/Fine Arts; and 3) Excellence in Athletics.  All applications must be received by June 14, 2018.  The scholarship eligibility criteria and application forms may be downloaded here.   Please send completed application packages to: 

South Asian Family Association (SAFA)

P.O. Box 60406 Fraser R.P.O.

Vancouver, B.C. V5W 4B5


2017's SAFA scholarship recipients were:

  • Luxcia Kugathasan- The Jagjeet Johal Academic Excellence Award
  • Tarannum Puri - The Jason Ghuman Excellence in Community Involvement Award
  • Kaelin Sher-Gill - The Excellence in Athletics Award

2016's SAFA scholarship recipients were:

1) Ansel Hartanto - Award of Academic Excellence

2) Steven Sharma - Award of Excellence in Community Involvement

3) Kismet Somal - Award of Academic Excellence