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Mina Prakash Kapadia Student Scholarship - student

About Mina (Prakash) Kapadia

Mina (Prakash) Kapadia

Mina Kapadia was born Mina Colaco in January 12, 1937. She married B. A. Prakash in 1963 and had two children Sunil Prakash (deceased 2011) and Nandika (Prakash) D’Souza (faculty in the College of Engineering). She was widowed in 1973 and married Mukesh Kapadia in 1979. She passed away July 28, 2019. She began work as an administrative assistant in 1953 and worked in a number of companies till 2002.

As a staff member, she epitomized the qualities of facilitative support of needs, high organizational efficiency, clear communication and engagement of all stakeholders.

In her personal life she exhibited the qualities of resilience, gratitude, personal faith and open heartedness. She loved bringing people together and recognizing people for all they do to enable others.


Nominations requested by March 1.


To be eligible for consideration, an applicant for the Scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  1. Meet the minimum entrance and continuing academic performance standards of the College of Engineering in effect at the time of any award;
  2. Maintain full-time enrollment as established by the University, unless the student is nearing completion of their degree program and does not need full-time enrollment;
  3. Enroll as a full-time student in any degree-granting program in the College of Engineering at the University;
  4. Have a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and
  5. Be an active member or officer of the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Black Engineers, or the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University.


2022  Cayla Vu
2021  Jessica Nwachukwu
2020  Crystal Edwards
2019  Ha Tran
2018  Samantha Zellner
2017  Edward Escamilla
2016  Tyseanah Spell

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