The graduating class of 2016 gets chosen by top universities abroad with an overall scholarship amounting to 1.3 million US$
Bengaluru, 21 May, 2016 – 51 students from the 20th graduating class of Canadian International School (CIS), Bangalore, were awarded IB Diploma and Canadian International High School Diploma yesterday, at its graduation day held at the school’s auditorium – The Odeum.
This year, the graduating students from CIS Bangalore have been accepted in the top universities like University of Nottingham, University of Rochester, Boston University, Parsons University, Eindhoven University, University of Birmingham, Edinburgh Napier University, University of Dundee, and Queen’s University. The total scholarship received by the students is over 1.3 million US Dollars.
Out of 51 students from the “Class of 2016” who graduated this year, 4 students received complete tuition waiver of nearly 1,60,000 US$ per year. Shivam Sinha will be studying Communication Design in The New School – PARSONS School of Design, US, with a scholarship of 64,000US$/annum. This will cover his entire education. Also, Adit Ganguly has got into University of Rochester to study Biological Science with a scholarship amount of 160,000US$. Gayatri Ramesh Konakanchi, will be heading to the Suny Binghamton to study Engineering and has received a scholarship of 2500US$/Annum. Lastly, Venkat Nakuldev Reddy has got into Basani Rollins College, to peruse Economics with a scholarship of 15,000US$ per year.
The Chief-guests, Mr. Greg Giokas, Canadian Consul General to Bangalore and alum speaker Mr. Dheeraj Shetty, Founder & Director – Ethos Wealth Management, was a part of this grand and glorious evening.
Speaking on the occasion, Shweta Sastri, Executive Director at Canadian International School
shared, “This is our school’s 20th graduating class! It’s great to see all the graduates and their families here today. It’s a matter of pride that this year, several of our students have received generous scholarships, some with 100% tuition waivers”.
Addressing the students, Dheeraj said, “Today, we have come together to celebrate a turning point in the lives of the remarkable and amazing students. Congratulations! It is indeed, a joy to see the CIS – IB Graduating class of 2016 beaming with pride and confidence. I am happy to be here to celebrate this amazing day with you all. It’s time to put together your golden innovative ideas and energy to interpret and mould your future. I wish you good luck for a marvellous journey ahead”.
Having received the “Head of School Award” for the year 2016, Adit Ganguly expressed his excitement and said “Graduating from CIS is an immense experience by itself. Each day at this great institution has been a learning experience, which will remain unforgettable forever and I will definitely miss my dear teachers and friends. I am glad my teachers and my school believed that I am worthy of the award. Now that a new journey awaits in New York, I am excited to meet new people and live in a different cultural environment altogether.”