Anvisha Chopra, Arnab Bordoloi, Aryan Vadera and Shruti Arora have been announced as the four winners of Deakin University’s Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100 per cent Scholarship 2022.
Over eight hundred Indian students applied for this prestigious scholarship which is valued at Rs 30 million. These four winners were selected out of nine finalists who went through a selection procedure that included a group discussion and personal interview.
The scholarship winners were selected by the panel of judges which included Ravneet Pawha, Vice President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University, Mathew Johnston, Minister-Counsellor (Education and Research), Australian High Commission and Abhilash Mishra, CEO, NSE Academy Limited. The announcement was made on the Indian news channel Times Now in an exclusive ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’ episode with Deakin University.
Professor Iain Martin, President and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, said in a statement:
“Indian students have been a central part of our unique university community, contributing new perspectives and ideas, helping us build our vibrant and inclusive culture, and bringing high academic standards. I’d like to congratulate the winners of Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100 per cent Scholarships 2022 and I look forward to seeing them enjoying their time with us in Australia and realising their full potential.”
These prestigious scholarships, launched in 2014, are part of Deakin’s initiative ‘Changing Lives’. Under this initiative, the university aims to support Indian students who achieve high academic standards and can give back to India after gaining skills and experience in Australia.
Shruti Arora, one of this year’s scholarship recipients, said:
“This scholarship is an opportunity for me to reach my potential and give back to society by working for a cause that I strongly believe in. With this scholarship, I will be able to gain a diversity of experience by studying a Bachelor of Psychological Sciences at Deakin, and the international exposure will help me gain insight into how to destigmatise mental health in a multicultural and positive way.”
Ravneet Pawha, Vice President (Global Alliances) and CEO (South Asia), Deakin University, said:
“The Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100 per cent Scholarship recipients this year are passionate about making the world a better place and are motivated to use advancements in technology to tackle climate change, support children with special needs and more; their vision is what sets them apart.”
The Vice-Chancellor’s Meritorious 100 per cent Scholarship 2022 winners will participate in the Vice-Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program and commence their studies onshore at Deakin which is ranked among the top 1 per cent of universities in the world (QS Ranking) and has been working with institutions in India since the 1990s.