Navin Narayan College Scholarship


Applications are CLOSED! They will open again in February of 2024.

Both a Rhodes Scholar and a Harvard graduate, Navin Narayan was a high achieving student as well as a dedicated, compassionate, and innovative American Red Cross volunteer. Navin served many roles in the American Red Cross, including National Youth Council Chair. Tragically, at the age of 23, Navin succumbed to cancer.

Since 2001, the National Youth Council has continued Navin Narayan’s legacy of volunteerism and academic excellence by awarding the Navin Narayan College Scholarship to a high school senior who embodies his principles. This scholarship is a one-time award of $1,000 paid directly to one recipient upon proof of matriculation.

For more information about Navin Narayan, please see this page.

Please email all questions to our National Youth Involvement Team

Scholarship amount: $1,000
Number of scholarships available: 1 per year

  1. Graduating high school in 2023
  2. Be planning to attend a four-year college or university
  3. Have served a minimum of two years as an American Red Cross volunteer by date of application

Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership

Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership

The Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership is a national award presented annually to an American Red Cross volunteer between the ages of 14 and 24 who has volunteered with the Red Cross for at least two years and served in a leadership capacity.

Like the award’s namesake, Navin Narayan, the ideal recipient will have demonstrated a strong track record of leading and inspiring fellow Red Cross volunteers, creating a positive impact on their community, and exemplifying dedication to the Red Cross mission. Those previously nominated for this award may be re-nominated.

Please note this award is NOT a scholarship. There is no cash prize for this award. The scholarship is noted above.Learn more about the Navin Narayan Award for Excellence in Youth Leadership here.