Frequently Asked Questions

Who is S. Radhakrishnan?
Mr. S. Radhakrishnan was dedicated to his family, his community, and his career. Tragically, his life was cut short by cancer in 2005. For more information, please refer to the About S.R. page.

What is the purpose of the S. Radhakrishnan Memorial Scholarship?
This scholarship is in honor of Mr. Radhakrishnan’s determination to help build tomorrow’s future.

What is the amount of the scholarship?
$1,000 per scholarship

Who is eligible for the scholarship?
The candidate must be either directly or indirectly been affected by cancer. Also, the candidate must be enrolled as a full-time student at a 2 or 4-year accredited college or university in the United States in the coming fall.

What does it mean to be "directly or indirectly" affected by cancer?
This is left up to the applicant. The candidate does not need to have or have had cancer. Being affected by cancer could mean a variety of things, including but not limited to, personally having cancer, knowing a loved one who has cancer, volunteering to help those affected by cancer, researching cancer, etc. The degree to which cancer has affected the applicant’s life will be determined through essay question #1 on the application.

Can I still apply if I have not ever taken the SAT or ACT?
Yes, you are welcome to still apply and we will do our best to evaluate your application.

How do I submit my application?
Please email your application to For more specific instructions, please refer to the application.

What do I submit along with my application?
Nothing. We will contact you if we need more information. You may be asked to submit additional information and/or supporting documentation (e.g. copy of your SAT/ACT scores, transcripts, social security and school account numbers, etc.)

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