12 February 2010
Five outstanding students in India and Pakistan are destined to receive scholarships to the University of Cambridge created with funding from Cambridge Assessment.
The Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships and the University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary Scholarships were launched last year for students in India and Pakistan respectively. They provide financial assistance to exceptional students who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to Cambridge, and are open to all school leavers who meet the usual criteria for admission.
Four of the five scholarships offered by the University are conditional on the students achieving specific grades in their 2010 examinations. The winning students have all shown exceptional talent and ability, with many of them featuring in Cambridge International Examinations list of Cambridge Outstanding Achievers.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Alison Richard, said: "I am so pleased to be congratulating these wonderfully able young people and to say how much we are all looking forward to their arrival in Cambridge."
Congratulations to all the students, and we wish them well with the remainder of their studies.
The Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships
The 2010 scholarships have been offered to the following students in India
- Rudrajit Banerjee (The Cambridge School, Kolkata) has received an unconditional offer to study Natural Sciences at Christ's College. Rudrajit has already sat his Cambridge International A Level exams and has fulfilled the criteria for entry to the University.
- Neal Duggal (Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore) has received a conditional offer to study Economics at St John's College.
- Jesika Haria (Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai) has received a conditional offer to study Engineering at Emmanuel College.
University of Cambridge 800th Anniversary Scholarships
The 2010 scholarships have been offered to the following students in Pakistan:
- Zulfiqar Ali (Karachi Grammar School) has received a conditional offer to study Politics, Psychology & Sociology at Queens' College.
- Sana Waheed (Engro Chemical Grammar School, Ghotki) has received a conditional offer to study Engineering at Murray Edwards.