Bringing new opportunities for the unprivileged youth through an education philosophy that fosters integral growth

Our mission
delivered in the United States

My Manas Foundation awards scholarships for higher education institutions or vocational schools in the United States of America for students living in the Houston and Greater Houston areas

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Application Process


February 15th, 2021

Online Application

June 1st, 2021

Application Submission

July 1st, 2021

Results List

August 1st, 2021

Deposit of


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online scholarship application
through Google Forms
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documentation to
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Documentation Needed

  • Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) OR Student Aid Report.
  • Your and your parents’ or guardians’ federal income tax return used in the completion of the FAFSA.
  • High School Transcript with Final Grades.
  • A written essay outlining your need for a scholarship, your educational plans and goals, and your embodiment of the underdog spirit. This could include any life situations or challenges you have overcome and any other information that could affect your financial status or ability to continue your education (500 words max).
  • One recommendation letter from an individual in the school administration or education system.
  • One recommendation letter from an individual that is otherwise not related to you.
  • Budget for preferred college (full cost of attending college, room and board, travel, books, miscellaneous).
  • List of other scholarships currently receive or have received in the past.
  • Letter of acceptance from college of choice when available.
  • Official SAT or ACT reports. (Optional)


The application must be submitted by the deadline to be considered.
Documents must be submitted in PDF format.
Unofficial Transcripts are acceptable with the initial application. However, Official Sealed Transcripts from all high schools or colleges attended may be submitted after the deadline if you are selected for the Scholarship.
If a student receives a scholarship based on a perceived 4-year university cost, and the student opts to attend community college or trade school, the award amount may be adjusted accordingly.
Scholarship amounts are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: academic success, income, and tuition cost.

Our goal is to reach those who are most disadvantaged

We give additional consideration to youth who demonstrate the traits of an underdog.

An underdog is an individual that, despite facing challenges such as those of academic or financial caliber, still displays the tenacity to better themselves given the right opportunity and can still endeavor to succeed in life with the right support.

What we are looking for

Show us how
Committed you are

We encourage you to speak about your passions, goals, and the challenges you face either academically or personally.

Grades are important,
but not everything

We believe that knowledge is not only represented by how high grades are, but also the student’s attitude towards others and problem solving capabilities.

We believe in a future of well rounded individuals that strive to succeed in the path that they set out to achieve in life.

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