As many as 17 students were chosen in the 15th cohort of the Global Citizen Scholarship – the prestigious 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 a gruelling 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 world-class universities.
Addressing the parents and the students at the felicitation ceremony, Mr. Pramod Tripathi, Director of Academic Quality Assurance, GSF said, “I congratulate the kids and their families on getting a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience holistic and advanced learning at our flagship Singapore SMART Campus. 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 up 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.
“Thanks to the scholarship, we will be able to support my son’s dream. He is thrilled to be able to pursue for 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. Through these programmes, GIIS has been significantly contributing to the transformation of young children’s lives. It is admirable how much effort the school is investing towards these youngsters” said Prakash Chandran father of Abhinand Prakash from Palakkad
In the past, Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) alumni have received admission in graduate courses in some of the most reputed global universities including Imperial College London, University College London (UCL), Singapore Management University, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Johns Hopkins University, University of Pennsylvania, University of British Columbia, University of Melbourne and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and more.
The mission of Global Indian International School has always been to give kids from all around the world an exceptional education. The cultural idea of “Schools That Learn” is one that GIIS has adopted, making every community member an equal participant in the educational process. Such involvement encourages a culture of lifelong learning and gives students the power to actively participate in their educational development.
About Global Citizen Scholarship: Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) is a prestigious, fully funded scholarship provided by Global Indian International School (GIIS) to highly deserving students, irrespective of their location, school, family background, etc. Launched in 2008 the initiative has helped over 100s students from various parts of India to avail international education at various campuses of GIIS and make their dream come true. The esteemed Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) offers an unparalleled opportunity and learning experience to the selected students.
The goal is to nurture the students as global citizens of the future and provide them with better access to reputable universities across the world. The scholarship funds the cost of education, living & boarding, and travel expenses at the GSF campus location for 2 Years for students who wish to complete Grade 11 and 12 on any of the campuses. Since 2020, more campuses have been added to this scheme, with the aim to widen the spectrum and help students to benefit from this prestigious scholarship. With this, students can select their campus for studies at Singapore and India, this gives the candidates a jump start in their higher education and career growth.
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About Global Indian International School:
Global Indian International School (GIIS) is part of a global network of premier international schools under GSF which has won over 350 awards for providing quality education. GIIS operates in 6 countries, with 16 campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, UAE, and India. Founded in 2002 in Singapore, GIIS offers a range of International and Indian curricula for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students. These include the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), Cambridge IGCSE, IB Primary Years Programme, IB Middle Years Programme, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Global Montessori Plus programme.
GIIS’ mission is to nurture young minds into global leaders and innovators of tomorrow through a skills-based approach to education which believes in academic and extracurricular excellence. This approach, called the 9 GEMS methodology, balances excellence in academics with sports, performing arts, entrepreneurship and character development. GIIS is a member of the Global Schools Foundation (GSF) which has just commenced its 20th anniversary year. It has been recognised worldwide for high standards of governance and established academic criteria.
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