Tamil Nadu Girl Receives INR 3 Crore Scholarship to Study Abroad

New Delhi, 23 December 2021 – A 17-year-old girl from Tamil Nadu, Swega Saminathan, has received a full study abroad scholarship from the University of Chicago amounting to INR 3 crore. She will be using her scholarship to pursue a bachelor’s degree from the university in Biology. She intends to study hard and become a scientist after completing her undergraduate studies. 

Swega is the daughter of a farmer from Kasipalayam village in Erode, Tamil Nadu. She will be the first in her family to go to a college. She has received rigorous training under Dexterity Global’s leadership and career development programs, which groomed her for the scholarship application process and led her to receiving a full scholarship of INR 3 crore.  

Dexterity Global’s Founder, Sharad Sagar, shared the news of Saminathan’s achievement on Twitter. He said:

Dexterity Global's Founder, Sharad Sagar

Note: Past students from Dexterity Global’s career development program called “Dexterity to College” have received more than INR 75 Crore in scholarships from top universities across the globe.

INR 3 Crore Study Abroad Scholarship: Breakdown

Scholarship Amount INR 3,00,00,000
Scholarship Division Odyssey Scholarship and First Phoenix Scholarship
Scholarship Duration 4 years (complete duration of the UG course)
Scholarship Coverage Tuition; Room & Board; Books & Supplies; Health Insurance; Personal & Travel Expenses, etc.

INR 3 Crore Study Abroad Scholarship: Swega’s Reaction 

Swega is quite happy about being shortlisted for the University of Chicago’s Class of 2026. She noted, “This is unbelievable! My father is a small farmer and my mother is a housewife. I grew up in small villages of Tamil Nadu where girls are married by the time they are my age. They don’t get to see what college looks like. And, I will have the privilege of studying at the world’s topmost institution on a full scholarship worth 3 crores – it is an emotional moment for me and my parents.”

She also gives credit to Dexterity Global for the support and mentoring she has received from them since she was 14 years of age. She said, “This wouldn’t have ever been possible without the support and mentoring I received from my mentors at Dexterity Global, especially the founder Sharad Sagar Sir.”

Swega intends to complete her studies and become a scientist. After this, she plans to use her education to help build a better India.

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