Bangalore: Singapore-headquartered Global Indian International School, a premier education institute, held a felicitation and orientation ceremony for the 11 meritorious students who have been selected from various parts of the country for an all-expenses-paid 2-year scholarship to their flagship Singapore SMART campus. These students were selected through a meticulous screening and evaluation process from a pool of 6000 applications. The esteemed Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) is in its 13th year and has benefitted over 100s of Indian students in the past. This scholarship programme is a testimony of GIIS’s commitment of creating global citizens to ensure they have easier access to reputable universities across the world and prominent undergraduate programs of their choice.
As part of the programme, students will learn in a digitally-savvy environment, where learning techniques and methodologies will prepare them for 21st-century challenges. The scholarship offers a selection from the diversified curriculum at GIIS, giving them an option to select between CBSE or IBDP curriculum. As part of the programme, GIIS will invest upto SGD 90,000 per student to cover all expenses including boarding, lodging, uniform, books, pocket money, travel cost, and school fee for two years.
Addressing the parents and the students at the felicitation ceremony, Mr. Pramod Tripathi, Director of Academic Quality Assurance, Global Indian International School, Singapore who has been handling this programme for six years, said, “I congratulate the students and their families on receiving this unparalleled opportunity of experiencing holistic and progressive learning at our flagship Singapore SMART campus. The Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) is an effort in creating students who are evolved in mind, body, and character. This novel experience will open a plethora of opportunities for personal growth, learning, and career development for the students. ”
The scholarship is perfect for students for Grade 11th and 12th which are the founding years when a student progresses from a stage of adolescence to step into adulthood. It is also a time for them to make some of the most critical academic decisions that govern their career path in life. GIIS has qualified counsellors, mentors, teachers, and parents, who take the responsibility to offer them a conducive environment for them to attain full potential.
The 11 selected students from Chandigarh, Mumbai, Vijayawada, Mohali, Bangalore, Gandhinagar, Amritsar, Kochi, Meerut, and Pune will leave for Singapore around New Year’s Eve to start their journey of learning and growth at the state of the art GIIS SMART campus.
“Today, with this scholarship, we will be able to support my daughter’s dream as she flies off to Singapore for her higher studies. I learnt about the scholarship when my daughter showed interest and since then we have been helping her prepare for the application process. GIIS has been playing a big role in transforming young children’s life through these initiatives. The incredible effort and energy that the school is putting on these young children are commendable. My daughter will be pursuing 11th & 12th and is most excited about the journey and exposure she will experience during the tenure. The school’s support system, eminent faculty, world-class infrastructure, and encouraging cooperation throughout the entire scholarship process has been most reassuring as a parent. I applaud the transformational work that GIIS is doing in shaping young minds and providing a platform that allows students to make the most of their capabilities as balanced and confident future leaders. While as parents we are worried about the safety and security during the unprecedented situation, the school has assured us of precautionary measures, seamless communication and made us aware of the necessary considerations” said Captain Mookherjee, father of Atyantika Mookherjee from Kochi.
In the past, Global Citizen Scholarship (GCS) alumina 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.
Global Indian International School has steadfastly focused on providing an extraordinary education to students from many parts of the world. In adopting the cultural ideology of “Schools That Learn”, GIIS makes every member of the community an equal partner in the process of learning. Such involvement empowers the students to take an active role in their education progress and promotes a culture of reinforcing lifelong learning.