Alok Mehta 9-11 Scholarship

This scholarship honors the memory of Alok Mehta. The Alok Mehta Charitable Trust (Dr. Gopal Mehta and Sneh Mehta, parents of Alok Mehta, serve as trustees) is establishing an endowed scholarship at Colorado State University (CSU) in honor of the victims of the 9-11-2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Criteria

  • Recipient must be an undergraduate student majoring in Economics or Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Preference will be given to a member of the Triangle Fraternity and/or an applicant involved with the Boys and Girls Club or other community engagement activities

History

Alok Mehta was born in Atlanta on August 16, 1978. He received his early schooling in New Orleans, San Diego, and Huntsville, Alabama graduating from Huntsville High School with top honors. In 2000, Alok received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University with an Economics major and Biochemistry minor. Alok won awards in numerous competitions including the Lockheed Martin Corporation Foundation Scholarship. He was an active volunteer and involved in various school organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Fort Collins and Triangle Fraternity.

His motto always has been that life is too short not to follow your dreams. Alok was a second year MBA student at Hofstra Zarb School of Business and working as an intern for Cantor Fitzgerald in the First Tower at the World Trade Center on 9-11-2001. Alok has been missing since that date.