Six Indian students are proud winners of Deakin University's Vice-Chancellor's Meritorious Scholarship 2021.
The scholarships, valued at Rs 36 million, were awarded for studies at one of the university's campuses in Australia for the full duration of studies in a study area of their choice. Deakin named this year's recipients as: Augusta Mariaraj, Bhavini Bhargava, Hritish Kakati, Moulishri Shukla, Rubaiyat Singh Takhar and Tanmay Arora.
The prestigious scholarship programme is part of Deakin University's initiative called 'Changing Lives', which aims to reward bright minds with 100 per cent tuition fee waiver scholarships in emerging areas of STEM [Science, Tech, Engineering and Maths], Sports, Health and other areas of interest.
The programme for India, launched in 2014, has benefited 26 deserving scholars who have gone on to pursue higher education in Australia and this year, the scholarships were offered in association with Deakin University's strategic partners Rajasthan Royals, KPMG and FICCI, aligning with the areas of interest chosen by the students.
Professor Iain Martin, President and Vice-Chancellor, Deakin University, said that the Meritorious Scholarships are part of the University's commitment to foster engagement with India by helping talented Indian students fulfil their ambitions of an international education.
"The winners will take part in the Vice-Chancellor's Professional Excellence Program, which empowers scholars to explore their aspirations and career opportunities through workshops and development meetings, and regular consultations with an academic mentor," said Prof. Martin.