𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐉𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐲𝐚𝐤 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐤𝐡𝐚𝐫 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚
Gandhi Mahavidyalaya offers multiple scholarships based on merit and need. These scholarships are given to students who
are meritorious and who come from poor families. A committee consisting of the Principal, Manager, and Gandhi
College Faculty selects the recipients of these scholarships.
1. Shrimati Rajwanti Modi Scholarship: This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Mr. Harsh
Padia, in the name of his grandmother Shrimati Rajwanti Modi. Mr. Harsh Padia was born in 1978 in New Jersey,
USA, where his parents Dr. Ashok Padia and Mrs. Usha Padia have lived for nearly 30 years. He also spent some of
his childhood years with his grandparents Shri Purshottam Modi and Shrimati Rajwanti Modi in Bombay, India. His
older brother Dr. Siddarth Padia is a medical doctor who also lives in USA. Mr. Harsh Padia graduated from the
University of Michigan in 2000, and is a highly successful investment professional who works in the financial district
of New York.
This is a merit scholarship and selection is made objectively based on performance. This scholarship is given to
female students who have scored the highest marks in the previous year.
2. Chandran J. Shukla Scholarship: Friends of Chandran, his sister Sonia, and his parents have made
contributions towards a memorial fund to establish this scholarship in honor of Chandran J. Shukla.
3. Shrimati Rampyari Devi Agrawal Scholarship: This scholarship was established by a generous donation from
Mrs. Kiran Jiwrajka in the name of her mother Shrimati Rampyari Devi Agrawal. Mr. Santosh Jiwrajka and Mrs. Kiran
Jiwrajka also made a generous contribution to build and support a library at Gandhi Mahavidyalaya.
4. Robin and Grant Branstator Scholarship:Grant Branstator is a senior scientist at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research, and his wife, Robin, is a former academic at the University of Colorado, where she taught
art history and literature. Both believe in the transforming power of education for all.
5. Savitribai Phule Teaching Scholarship: This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr.
Peter Webster and Dr. Judith Curry to award a deserving graduate of Gandhi Mahavidyalaya the opportunity to obtain
teaching credentials and to pass on to the next generation the fine education she has received at the College.
6. Anoop Natwar Mehta Scholarship:This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Om
Bahethi and his wife Saraswati Bahethi, in the name of their colleague, Mr. Anoop Natwar Mehta. Mr. Mehta moved
with his parents to the United States from Hyderabad, India in 1972. Mr. Mehta has lived in the Washington
Metropolitan area since then. Mr. Mehta is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI) and has worked alongside the Bahethi’s since 1980.
7. Dr. Mauricio Peredo Scholarship: This scholarship was established by a generous donation from Dr. Om
Bahethi and his wife Saraswati Bahethi, in the name of their colleague Dr. Mauricio Peredo. Dr. Mauricio Peredo
was born in Mexico City, Mexico, and moved to the USA in 1980 to pursue studies in Physics and Mathematics at
the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Peredo has worked on multiple
NASA Earth and Space Science projects. Since 2000, Dr. Peredo has worked for Science Systems and
Applications, Inc. (SSAI), along with the Bahethies, where he presently serves as Chief Operating Officer.