Seven Class 10 students from across India have received the Global Indian International School's C.V. Raman scholarships this year to pursue their secondary education at its prestigious Singapore branch.
The seven qualified the GIIS' national level scholarship exam in April and the subsequent general discussion and interview in May. They have left for the GIIS' flagship school in Singapore's Queenstown.
The S$66,000 scholarship includes one-time return airfare, visa and tuition fees, boarding & lodging at the hostel, one-time settling down allowance of S$500 and S$200 per month for pocket expenses.
The seven recipients of the 2013-15 scholarship are Samvid Advait Kurlekar from Pune, Kamaraj Ramanujam from Mumbai, Adyasha Debahuti Mohanty from Kolkata, Nikita Anish Desai from Baroda, Dipanjan Ray from Bihar, Bikash Kumar Behera from Bihar and Jai Singh Sra from Delhi.
"Every year we select a handful of students from across India to study at our flagship school in Singapore and it is with great pride I must share that all our scholarship students have managed to get admission in colleges of their choice.
"We believe that students in India have a lot of potential and being an Indian school of excellence at the global platform I feel that it is our moral responsibility to offer education at our flagship school to deserving students to shape their future," said GIIS country director Rajeev Katyal at the felicitation for the students and their families at the GIIS school here Tuesday.
The GIIS, which has 20 campuses in seven countries including India, Singapore, Japan and the UAE with thousands of students spread over 52 nationalities, has been offering the scholarships for the last five years, he said.