Navin Narayan College Scholarship

Both a Rhodes Scholar and a Harvard graduate, Navin Narayan was a high achieving student as well as a dedicated, compassionate, and innovative American Red Cross volunteer. Navin served many roles in the American Red Cross, including National Youth Council Chair. Tragically, at the age of 23, Navin succumbed to cancer.

Since 2001, the National Youth Council has continued Navin Narayan’s legacy of volunteerism and academic excellence by awarding the Navin Narayan College Scholarship to a high school senior who embodies his principles. This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 paid directly to one recipient upon proof of matriculation.

For more information about Navin Narayan, please see this page.

Application Details:

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available: 1 per year
Eligibility requirements:

  • Be a high school senior
  • Be planning to attend a four-year college or university
  • Have served a minimum of two years as an American Red Cross volunteer
The National Youth Council is currently accepting applications for the scholarship’s 2017 cycle. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017 at 11:59 EST. The recipient of the scholarship will be notified in early May, 2017.
The 2017 scholarship application materials are included below:
Please email all questions to Eugen Cotei at

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