Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Central Ohio


The Community Association of Pakistani Americans of Ohio feels that there is a need to advance positive image of Pakistan among US people and in media. CAPA believes that by encouraging students to do research on Pakistan’s land, geography, history, environment, people, culture, & heritage; next generation of Americans will be able to discover the positive & culturally rich heritage of Pakistan & its people. Advancing the positive image of Pakistan will be an efficient and long-term solution for building bridges between the people of Pakistan & US.


The CAPA-Ohio is pioneering Ohio’s first-ever endowment fund to support scholarships for high school & college students of Ohio. Scholarships will be in lump sum amounts and granted every calendar year in each of the following categories:

College Scholarship: Scholarship will be awarded to two college- bound high school students in their senior year who will write best essays on the topic selected by the Scholarship Committee for that year to highlight positive aspects of Pakistan’s land, geography, environment, people, history, culture, or heritage. There will be two CAPA-Ohio College Scholarships of $500 each in a calendar year.

School Scholarship: Scholarships will be awarded to two high-school bound junior-high school students in 8th grade who will write an essay to highlight positive aspects of Pakistan’s land, geography, environment, history, people, culture, or heritage. There will be two CAPA-Ohio School Scholarships of $100 each in a calendar year.


  1. These scholarships will be available to all students enrolled in the School Districts located in the Franklin County, Ohio.
  2. No discrimination will be made on the basis of gender, origin, life style or political & religious beliefs
  3. For College Scholarship: the applicants must be accepted in an accredited 2- or 4-year post-high school institute (college or university)
  4. For School Scholarship: the applicants must be committed to pursue a high school diploma
  5. The successful applicants may be required to attend annual CAPA scholarship night dinner and present his/her paper/essay

Application Procedures

The scholarship topics and deadlines will be published on the CAPA-Ohio website and every year.  Prior to the deadline, Scholarship committee must receive all of the following from each applicant. (Incomplete submissions will not be considered):

  1. A completed scholarship application
  2. One letter of recommendation from the school teacher/advisor
  3. A resume or cover letter detailing applicant’s work experience, involvement in his/her local community within the past 1-3 years and indicating his/her future career plans, confirming his/her commitment to perform volunteer work to a volunteer organization of his/her choice
  4. A copy of student’s letter of acceptance into first year program of a post-high school institution (for College Scholarship only)
  5. A final copy of the essay

Length of Essay

For College Scholarship: Length of essay should be between 3-4 pages (Times New Roman fonts, size 12, double-spaced)

For High School Scholarship: Length of essay should be between 1-2 pages (Times New Roman fonts, size 12, double-spaced)


Applications along with all attachments are due on May 30, 2015. The mailing address to send application package is:

CAPA Educational Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 146
New Albany, OH 43054

Education Scholarship Committee

Educational Scholarship Committee (ESC) will consist of three members

  • First member: nominated by the President of CAPA
  • Second member: elected from the CAPA BOT/EC by the BOT/EC
  • Third member: a technocrats or a person of higher academic experience, caliber, public profile

All papers/essays will be reviewed and awards will be recommended by the ESC

Judging Criteria

Academic Records:   20 Points

Leadership, community and social activities:   20 Points

Essay (content & quality): 60 Points

The persons with highest total scores will win the award. In case of a tie, the person with high scores on essay will win the tie.

Notification of Scholarship

Successful applicants will be notified personally by telephone, postal mail, or email and published in the local community newspaper as well as on CAPA website. Successful winners of the scholarships may be required to present their essays during the CAPA-Ohio Scholarship night dinner. The scholarship award may only be used towards the academic expenses (including tuition fees, General fees, books, boarding, etc.)


College Scholarship check shall be made to the institution of student’s choice. The student’s name and SSN will appear on the check to ensure proper crediting to student’s account.

High School Scholarship check shall be made in the name of HS student advisor/Guidance Counselor with student’s name and SSN on the check.

All CAPA-Ohio decisions regarding the selection, awarding and distribution of the above scholarships shall be final. CAPA-Ohio has the rights to reject any or all scholarship applications and essays for any reason. CAPA-Ohio will have all exclusive rights to use or publish in any form all essays submitted for this competition.

CAPA-Ohio has exclusive rights to revise its scholarship policy without any notice.


2015 College Scholarship Topic: What impact has the geographic location of Pakistan made on the current situation of Pakistan?

2015 School Scholarship Topic: Prepare a tourism guide to Pakistan giving a list of interesting places to visit with approximate location and description


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Honorable poets and poetess:
1. Dr. Tahir Shaheer
2. Parveen Sultana Saba
3. Akram Saqib
4. Sadiq Bajwa
5. Mustahsan Ali Khan

See video of a poem read at the Mushaira


The Ohio State University Cricket Club is proud to present

OSUCC Indoor Tennis Ball Challenge 2015

The tournament will be played on February 7th, 11:30 AM to 10 PM at the Adventure Recreation Center at The Ohio State University
    1. February 7th, 2015, 11:30 AM start (Registration deadline is Saturday, January 31st).
  • Address: 855 Woody Hayes Drive, Columbus, OH 43210
  • Registration fee:$100
  • Prize:  $250 for Grand Prize, $150 for Runners-up, Trophies for First and Second Place
  • 7 members on a team, can submit roster of 10 people.
  • Each team guaranteed minimum 2 league, 5 overs per side.
    1. Heavy tennis balls used, on indoor turf field
  • Drinks will be provided to the teams throughout the day
To Register:
    1. Registration is $100 per team. All teams MUST pay by Saturday, January 31stTo pay, please send $100 via Chase QuickPay to
    2. Please send a list of your roster, your team name, and the e-mail address used to pay for your team to
  • Under no circumstances may your team pay on the day of the tournament. Payment may be made through Chase QuickPay or through PayPal (to pay via PayPal, please contact Asad).
Teams will not be registered until the above requirements are fulfilled. 
For any additional questions, comments, or concerns please contact, or one of the following:
1. Asad Khawaja 
2. Siddartha Revur
3. Uddyalok Banerjee
Ohio State University Cricket Club

Massacre in a school in Peshawar, Pakistan on December 16, 2014

Terrorists killed 148 children, teachers, staff and security officers during an attack on a school in day hours.





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Mian A. Waheed
2014 President CAPA
Announcement of 2014 CAPA Members Lunch
CAPA-Ohio announces buffet lunch for Members at special priceIMG_1162[1]
Date: November 16, 2014 (Sunday)

Place: Aab India Restaurant, 6642 Sawmill Rd. Dublin (near Patel Brothers)
Time: 12:00 Noon – 2:00 PM
Arrangement: Buffet lunch with appetizer of Golgappas (pani puri), a variety of halal meat (chicken & goat), daal & vegetables dishes, and tea
CAPA members Special Price: $ 6.00 per person only (kids under 6 free)
Non-members price: $11.00 plus tax and gratuity (approximately $13.50) per person
For purchase of tickets, please contact Amjad Waheed, at (614-302-1726) before November 10, so we can have a good head count.  Discounted tickets will not be available on the day of event.
Please pay your 2015 dues now and enjoy special price lunch on November 16. Please send your membership dues to Jamshed Akhtar, Treasurer CAPA, 6799 Atlin Ct., Dublin OH 43017.
Announcement of 2014 CAPA Computer Workshops
CAPA-OH will be conducting a series of basic and intermediate level workshops on computer software as per following schedule. Each workshop will be administered by a professional who has more than 20-year experience of giving training seminars on computer programs.
Sunday, October 19, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM — Microsoft Word. Live Email, Gmail (Open to all)*
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM — Microsoft Excel, Web browsing using IE, Chrome, and Firefox*
Sunday, November 9, 2014, 2:00 – 4:00 PM — Microsoft PowerPoint, Google Drive, One Drive, Cloud sharing*

Cost: Free to CAPA and APPNA member families only, unless noted otherwise*.
Location: Days Inn North, 1212 E. Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, OH 43229 (small conference room)
Age: All age groups are welcome
Prerequisite: All workshops will be conducted on computers running Microsoft Windows 7, 8 and 8.1; participants are supposed to have basic knowledge of using computer OS, keyboard & mouse; bring your own laptop with Microsoft Office 2013, and current versions of Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox already running on it as no software will be distributed in the workshop; information may be provided on downloading free software;  
Room Setup: Classroom style, Coed, mixed gathering
Course Contents: Overview of basic functionality of each program, interactive, open workshop with Q&A; some handouts will be provided
Registration: Room capacity is limited to 16 people. You are encouraged to register on first come first serve basis by sending an Email to or  Please include your full name, Email address, telephone number and the date you will like to attend. Walk-ins will be welcomed if open seats are available.