As many as 17 students have been chosen in the 15th cohort of the Global Citizen Scholarship – the scheme by Global Indian International School which funds a two-year study for high school students in Singapore.
Nearly 6000 applicants had put their hat in the ring for the scholarship which is a fully funded study bond that takes the chosen students to GIIS headquarters in Singapore. The flagship SMART Campus has hosted hundreds of scholars in the past, who have gone on to study at reputed universities around the world.
The batch of 17 were chosen after an exam-and-interview process, which also takes into consideration their academic performance in the past. They will spend the next two years at the SMART Campus, a technologically savvy premises, which is known for its digital facilities, new-age teaching methodologies and experienced teachers.
The chosen scholars were felicitated and given an orientation for their student-life ahead by senior management of Global Schools Foundation, of which GIIS is a part. The scholarship allows recipients to choose between the CBSE or IBDP curricula for the high school years, will be provided with lodging and boarding, will get a stipend each month and will pay zero tuition fees. The total cost comes to S$90,000 per student. At the end of two years, the students will be counselled for choosing their higher studies in respected universities worldover.
Pramod Tripathi, Director of Academic Quality Assurance, GSF said, “The Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) aims to nurture students to perform academically and holistically and prepare them to be global citizens of the future. For the students, this innovative experience will open a wealth of chances for personal development, education, and professional advancement.”
The 17 selected students are from Gurgaon, Palakkad, Jamshedpur, Surat, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dehradun, Calicut, Pune and Chandigarh.
“My son is thrilled to be able to pursue his higher education in Singapore. My son found out about the scholarship on YouTube and not only expressed his interest in the scholarship, but also followed up and got ready for the application process all on his own,” said Prakash Chandran father of Abhinand Prakash from PalakkadInternational, News