The Next Saanjh Leadership Retreat will be held from November 10 - 13, 2016 in Santa Cruz, CA. Register today!

“ Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights. But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.

You would know in words that which you have always known in thought. You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams. ”

- 'The Prophet' by Khalil Gibran

Saanjh Scholarship


The Saanjh Sikh Scholarship was launched at the Saanjh retreat in 2009 as a scholarship for Sikh high school students in California. In the 2009-2010 year, the Scholarship team awarded 4 scholarships.

The following year, the Scholarship project opened up its program to Texas, in addition to California, and awarded a total of 5 awards to Sikh students of both states.

During the 2011-2012 year, the Scholarship went national, opening up its application to Sikh students of all 50 states. The team also launched a mentorship program and a college application review program, thus outgrowing its name. The Scholarship also absorbed a similar initiative from the East Coast - the Sikh Youth Scholarship, combining efforts on the East and West Coasts. The team went on to award scholarships to 8 Sikh students entering their undergraduate studies.

In 2013, Saanjh has been accepting scholarship inquiries on an individual needs basis from students. We continue to partner with and lead college mentorship programs, aimed at encouraging a love for learning and thirst for higher education.

Our efforts and achievements could not have been possible without supporters from the community like you.