Press Trust of India|Dec 8, 2021
- Amity International School student bags 2 Crore Scholarship
Amity International School student bags 2 Crore Scholarship
NEW DELHI, MARCH 29: With formidable academic records, a strong command in German and English and a well-rounded performance, Arnav Mishra, a student of Class 12th of Amity International School Noida has proved his mettle internationally by acing a scholarship worth Rs. 2 crore from Boston University (BU), USA under Trustee Scholarship program to study economics.
Arnav is the only Indian to be selected for the Boston University Trustee Scholar after scoring 99 marks in the scholarship exam. He has also got admission offers from two other global universities, namely Emory College of Art and Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia and University of California, Berkeley.
The scholarship exam was attended by more than 60,000 students from all over the world and of them only 20 students were offered the scholarship. He was selected further on the basis of his outstanding academic record, extraordinary achievements, contribution in school and community. “Trustee Scholars are intellectually and creatively adventurous and demonstrate viewpoints, experiences, or achievements beyond the usual,” reads the BU website on Trustee Scholarship.
Life-changing visit to NASA and Croatia
Arnav’s mother Anupama Mishra recalled that it was a holiday trip to Croatia two years ago that proved to be a life turning point for Arnav where he got exposed to a different culture and realized that education can be fun rather a task, especially in colleges abroad. She also expressed her gratitude to Amity school for providing an opportunity to Arnav to visit NASA as part of NASA space settlement competition wherein his potential was further explored and nurtured. She says, “These two incidents has been an important milestone in the life of Arnav that helped him realize his true potential and work hard towards achieving his goal.”
Renu Singh from Amity International School Noida congratulated the students and parents and said that the entire Amity family is extremely proud of Arnav for his achievement. She remarked that Arnav had shown an exemplary performance during the NASA space settlement competition and also had participated in a competition at Max Mueller Bhavan as he has a strong command over German Language. She wished him best of luck for his future endeavors.
Exemplary SAT scores
Arnav has shown exemplary performance in SAT exam and achieved 1500 SAT score out of 1600. He got 790 out of 800 in Mathematics and 770 out of 800 in Chemistry. After clearing the SAT exam, Arnav had to give an online preliminary exam to further apply for the scholarship programme of Boston University.
After receiving admission offers from three globally prestigious Universities, Arnav is now in a dilemma on to whether walk off from Scholarship offer and opt for other university to pursue his education in economics.
Arnav has given credit of this achievement to his parents, teachers and school coordinators who helped and encouraged him constantly to work hard towards his goal. He has expressed that after this, he is now hoping to achieve a good score in XIIth class board exams and is expecting 100 marks in at least 3 subjects.
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