Talent and Dreams know no boundaries and the same is proved practically true by a Meerut based 17 year old girl Maria Suhail. She has been awarded the prestigious Duke’s Karsh International Scholarship Scholarship. Maria Suhail is the grand daughter of Ex UP Minister Abdul Halim Khan and daughter of former UNI-Urdu Service correspondent Suhail Halim, who I now associated with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
The Karsh International Scholarship program was started in Duke University situated in United States of America in the year 2011. The program is generously funded by Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Karsh and the scholarship covers the tuition fee, boarding and lodging, mandatory fees and demonstrated needs that exceeds those costs.
Along with the given benefits, it offers funds up to $7,000 for service/research opportunities during the summer before graduation. The approximate value of the scholarship in Indian currency is around Rs.2 Crore.
The scholarship is offered only to four or five students every year, which are selected from 6,000 applications received by the Duke University. The selection is based on the academic achievements and extra-curricular activities. The University prefers candidates with well-rounded personalities capable of playing the role of a leader in their field of interest.
Maria Suhail is a student of Bluebells School, New Delhi and she just appeared in her CBSE board Exams. Maria Suhail is passionate about gender-equality and want to study Public Policy, International Relations and Economics. According to her family sources, Maria will leave for US in the month of August.