Tara Sarathi was a Bartlesville High School student who graduated in 2008 and attended college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She currently works as an Engineer in Cambridge, MA, and strongly believes in providing everyone, regardless of background or personal journey, with the opportunity to grow into the best version of themselves.

Award Details:

The Tara Sarathi Inclusivity Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship granted to a graduating senior of Bartlesville High School. Paid 100% in the fall semester of the student’s first year of school. Preference will be given to students who identify as belonging to a traditionally marginalized group including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, or physical ability and who plan to attend a college or university out of the state of Oklahoma.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Bartlesville High School graduating senior
  • Preference for student who identifies as belonging to a traditionally marginalized group including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic class, physical ability, etc.
  • Unweighted high school GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Preference to students planning to attend university or college outside the state of Oklahoma

Required Addendums:

  • Two essays:
    • Essay #1: 1000 to 1500 words, describing how events in your life have made you the person you are today
    • Essay #2: 500 to 1000 words, describing what goals you would like to achieve in college. These goals can be academic or extracurricular in nature.
  • One letter of recommendation from someone unrelated to you
  • Copy of submitted FAFSA
  • Official Bartlesville High School transcript

 

Tara Sarathi Inclusivity Scholarship

Scholarship Application Form

Student/Applicant Legal Name(Required)
Please type "NA" in fields that are not applicable.
Student/Applicant Address(Required)
Permanent address that will be good following your graduation from high school.
Please provide an e-mail address that you will continue to use following high school or college graduation
Please disclose how you identify as belonging to a traditionally marginalized group.(Required)
Please enter a number from 2.5 to 4.0.
I plan to...(Required)
I acknowledge that I must provide an OFFICIAL Transcript to the BCF office prior to the scholarship deadline.(Required)
Your OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT should be delivered electronically by your school counselor/administrator or e-transcript service (like Parchment) to scholarship@bartlesvillecf.org. Transcripts may also be mailed by the counselor/administrator or e-transcript service to the Bartlesville Community Foundation office at 208 E. 4th St, Bartlesville, OK 74003. Transcripts should NOT be prepared or printed by the applicant.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please upload a copy of your full, submitted FAFSA. All pages.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please upload file as a PDF, 12pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, 1,000-1,500 words.
Max. file size: 50 MB.
Please upload a file as a PDF, 12 pt Times New Roman font, double spaced, 500-1,000 words.
I recognize that I must provide a letter of recommendation from someone unrelated to me.(Required)
Letters must be emailed to scholarship@bartlesvillecf.org by the person making the recommendation on your behalf.
If you do not provide the names of the individuals writing your letters, we may not be able to pair them with your application properly. Letters must be emailed to scholarship@bartlesvillecf.org by the individual making the recommendation.
Are you related to any Bartlesville Community Foundation employees, Board members, or Scholarship Committee members?(Required)
By typing your name, you are signing to acknowledge that all information provided in this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and that you, the student, completed the application and any required addendums/essays. You should understand that the intent of the Bartlesville Community Foundation and the Scholarship Committee to collect and maintain this data, specifically your term grades and transcript, is to determine your eligibility for this scholarship. Your information will be used for no other purposes.
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