Jakara Movement, a grassroots Sikh youth organization (and the one behind the Sikholars Sikh Graduate Student Conference), has launched a free graduate and professional school application counseling service, called Sikhiya, to encourage the growth of the Sikh academic community by leveraging the experience of successful applicants to help those who are in the application process for admittance to graduate/professional school programs. As described on The Langar Hall:
…the Jakara Movement is proud to announce the creation of Sikhiya, a free graduate and professional school application service that works to bring the expertise of those who are already in programs to those who are applying. Sikhiya involves several steps of application consultation and editing, as well as the expertise of sevadars who have informally helped many other Sikhs achieve their potential. With Sikhiya, the collective knowledge of the community will be institutionalized, and the greatest potential of the panth can be reached. We welcome the involvement of applicants and experts from all fields and graduate degree paths: MA, MSW, MPP, MD, JD, PhD, etc. If you are interested in applying or volunteering, please visit the Sikhiya Project website.
Recalling my own experience as a graduate school applicant many years ago, Sikhiya should prove to be a relevant and valuable resource for those who are seeking higher education.