Loser-Savkar Science PaTHS Scholarship

The Northern Virginia Community College Educational Foundation and the College Financial Aid Office are pleased to announce the availability of the Loser-Savkar Science PaTHS Scholarship listed below for the Summer 2021 and Fall 2021 Semesters. The scholarship was established to encourage completion of the AS in Science degree at NOVA, to support academic paths and careers in science, and to promote the use of scientific knowledge to help women and children thrive in society.

NOVA Professors Reva A. Savkar and Robert C. Loser established the PaTHS scholarship to honor the commitment to education of their parents, Prabha, Theodore, Hazel, and Shrikrishna.

Eligibility Criteria:

1. Student must currently be enrolled full-time (12 credits or more) or part-time (6 – 11 credits) at NOVA.
2. Student must be in a science-related curriculum, as part of the AS in Science degree program at NOVA.
3. Student must have completed at least 24 credits at NOVA with at least 12 science credits in BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL, NAS, and/or PHY courses.
4. Student must have a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher.
5. Up to 6 science course credits earned at other institutions or through testing programs are acceptable if they appear on the student’s NOVA transcript.

Number of Awards Offered: 1 per year

Use of Award: The scholarship may be used only for tuition and course materials for NOVA courses in the Summer or Fall 2021 Semesters.

Recipient Selection Process: Selection made by the Loser-Savkar Science PaTHS Scholarship Committee.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Have you completed at least 12 science credits in BIO, CHM, ENV, GOL, NAS, and/or PHY courses?
  2. Please Upload a NOVA Transcript.
  3. Essay Question 1: In 250-500 words, please describe your commitment to your current and future academic program in science, and the role of science in your future career path.
  4. Essay Question 2: Evidence suggests that providing improved opportunities for women benefits children, the family, and the society as a whole. In 250-500 words, please explain how you plan to use your scientific knowledge and experience to help improve conditions for women and children.