Gurgaon: Mercer | Mettl has recently announced winners of its annual scholarship award of USD 6,000. Instituted in 2018, MMSEL or Mercer | Mettl Scholarship for Emerging Leaders was launched with the aim of rewarding candidates for their academic achievements and fostering leadership qualities in youth across the globe. The second edition of the scholarship witnessed over 2,500 applications from 600 universities across 50+ countries.
Talking about the scholarship, Siddhartha Gupta, CEO, Mercer | Mettl, said, “The scholarship provides an opportunity to young students from around the world to demonstrate their scholastic and non-scholastic achievements along with their leadership abilities on a global platform. Our aim is to encourage these young, dynamic minds to keep challenging the status quo and become the change-makers who can drive the world towards a more progressive future.”
Mercer | Mettl’s annual scholarship has a rigorous selection process and candidates undergo stringent screening assessments through the firm’s proprietary hackathon platform called Xathon. The scholarship is awarded every year to students pursuing graduation or those who have graduated from a recognized institute with a minimum CGPA of 3.5 on a scale of 4. The candidates are selected based on their leadership abilities and behavioral competencies including critical thinking, abstract reasoning, integrity, stress management, empathy, and self-awareness.
This year, the three recipients of the scholarship award include Kanupriya Jain from India, Calvin Dennis Tito Siregar from Indonesia, and Brandon Le from the USA. Each winner will receive USD 2,000 under the award.
The winner from India, Kanupriya has held various leadership roles in the past. She has already published a book called Love Knot and envisions starting a school for women to empower them to pursue their passion. After clearing UPSC IES – which is considered one of the toughest national-level competitive examinations – she decided to join IIM Ranchi to understand and learn management dynamics.
Calvin, a student at Universitas Padjadjaran in Indonesia, has participated in various global summits and conferences. He has also been recognized as the UPG Sustainability Leader 2019. He is involved in an initiative to stop bullying and increase awareness about social acceptability and freedom for people to be themselves.
The third winner, Brandon has worked extensively in welfare development through multiple organizations he leads to make the world a better community. He is currently pursuing graduation from Texas A&M University.