Posted Sunday March 25, 2018
The Kamil Patel - Buffalo Rugby Scholarship Fundaiser
By now, you're probably aware of the circumstances of Kamil Patel's passing and the scholarship initiated by his brother Dannish Patel. The scholarship program has been endorsed by RugbyNY (youth rugby governing body in New York State). Recently all youth coaches have been made aware of the opportunity to nominate players this spring for consideration of the scholarship to be awarded for this fall.
The Buffalo Rugby Club and the Patel family have established The Kamil Patel - Buffalo Rugby Scholarship which is dedicated to honoring the memory of Kamil Patel. The scholarship was created in the spring of 2018 to assist high school rugby players who plan to continue their education in college while playing rugby.
Renewable scholarships of up to $500 are offered each year for full-time study at an accredited institution of the student’s choice.
Each spring, coaches of RugbyNY high school teams are invited to nominate a candidate from their team. The coach should make their nomination based primarily on the intangible personal attributes set out in the program description.
Upon receipt of the nomination from the coach, the Buffalo Rugby Club will contact the candidate to invite them to complete an application. A committee of RugbyNY members will review the applications and pick a scholarship winner, primarily on the basis of the coach’s nomination, then additionally, academic record, school and community activities, honors, work experience, the exceptional circumstances.
This scholarship program is administered by the Buffalo Rugby Club, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
For more information visit https://buffalorugby.org/scholarship