US varsity offers $1 million scholarships to Indian students

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Cincinnati, OH: The University of Cincinnati will grant undergraduate scholarships worth $1 million to Indian students from the next academic year, the American university said on August 18.

“We will provide two full scholarships to undergraduate Indian students joining our university in fall 2011. The eligible students should be brilliant and having overcome disadvantages during their educational pursuits,” the university’s international admissions director Jonathan Weller said in a statement here.

The mid-west university will partner with a non-government organization (NGO) to help identify the two eligible students.

“As Indian students have made significant research contributions, we look forward to more interest from such students to enrich our university,” Weller said.

Of the 2,000 students studying in the university currently, 650 are Indian.

The university also offers scholarships ranging from $1,000-12,000 per annum to international students joining undergraduate courses.

The university is actively engaged in India, with 18 faculty-led projects ranging from lead paint prevention programs to teaching math and science to rural children.

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