Navin Narayan: College Scholarship and Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership

Navin Narayan College Scholarship

Applications are due March 11th, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

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:

  • Graduating high school in 2022
  • Be planning to attend a four-year college or university
  • Have served a minimum of two years as an American Red Cross volunteer by date of application

Required Application Documents and Forms:

  1. Scholarship Application Instructions
  2. Official Application Volunteer Connection Submission Form
  3. Red Cross and High School Recommender Volunteer Connection Submission Form

Please email all questions to our National Youth Involvement Team [email protected].

Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership

The Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership is presented to an American Red Cross volunteer between the ages of 14 and 24 who has volunteered with the Red Cross for at least two years and served in a leadership capacity. Like the award’s namesake, Navin Narayan, the ideal recipient will have demonstrated a strong track record of leading and inspiring fellow Red Cross volunteers, creating a positive impact on their community, and exemplifying dedication to the Red Cross mission. Those previously nominated for this award may be re-nominated.

The Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership is a National Award presented annually to a deserving Red Cross Youth Volunteer.

Please note this award is NOT a scholarship. There is no cash prize for this award. The scholarship is noted above.

Learn more about the Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership here.

Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection