Ten Indian students – Advay Srivastava, Anjali Mishra, Arushi Shrivastava, Gaurya Singla, Manya Mahajan, Rishika Kapur, Shreshtha Sinha, Simranpreet Kaur Pannu, Sushmitha Singh, and Umang Khandelwal – have been recognised as recipients of Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship 2023.
This announcement marks the culmination of a nation-wide search for meritorious students that was kicked off earlier this year. The names of the winners were revealed during an exclusive ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ episode in collaboration with Deakin University, show cased on Times Now and Mirror Now TV channels.
For Deakin University, a top 1% university worldwide and a leading Australian higher education institution, it was a landmark tenth year of the Deakin Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship (India) Program. Earlier this year, this initiative was expanded from its initial 4 beneficiaries to now include 10 exceptional students. The program has already benefited 36 accomplished Indian scholars.
Professor Iain Martin, President and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, said “Congratulations to this year’s scholarship recipients on their remarkable achievement. For nearly three decades, Deakin University’s commitment to India and its students has been unwavering, further strengthened recently by a series of landmark initiatives. With the expansion of the Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship (India) Program this year and the announcement of Deakin University’s forthcoming campus in GIFT City, India, our bond is becoming even more profound.”
“We are thrilled to award the scholarship to these exceptional students, each showcasing a profound dedication to community enrichment across a spectrum of interests,” stated Ravneet Pawha, Vice President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia) at Deakin University. “These driven students transcend disciplines to create positive global impact. From studying economics to improve social welfare, to learning psychology to promote accessible mental health, their ambitions know no bounds.
“I look forward to witnessing how the skills they gain at Deakin University will help them achieve their vision. I am confident that these young leaders will use their talents to make a difference in the world and strengthen the ties between India and Australia,” she added.
The scholarship winners will have the opportunity to be a part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program, which is a development program that will help them explore their personal aspirations and career opportunities through workshops, development meetings and academic mentorship.
“I am thrilled to embark on a journey of studying film, television, and animation, a long-held dream that is finally becoming a reality. My passion lies in becoming a performer who creates impactful content and stories, inspiring and educating audiences on pressing social matters. This incredible opportunity, through the Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship, aligns directly with my aspirations,” shared Advay Srivastava, one of the recipients of Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100% Scholarship 2023.
The scholarship recipients were joined by their parents, who shared their excitement and pride in their children’s achievements. Manya Mahajan’s father expressed, “We are deeply grateful to Deakin University for this remarkable initiative. The recognition of Manya’s hard work and dedication is truly heartwarming.
Applications are now open for 2024 scholarships. Apply here – https://www.deakinuniversity.in/vcscholars/