Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Careers update

I am delighted to inform you that University of Alberta, Canada, has offered KIS a scholarship of $ 10,000 (Canadian) for 1 nominated student from Kodaikanal International School called the University of Alberta India Select High School Scholarship. KIS is one among 5 other selected schools in India to receive this scholarship offer. The other schools are Bishop Cottons Boys School, Delhi Public Schools, Dhirubhai Ambani International School and Pathways World School. It also gives me immense pleasure to inform you that Madhav Vaidyanathan has been invited to New York University Abu Dhabi to attend a candidate choice weekend where students will get an opportunity to tour the campus, meet faculty and administration. Madhav and Jin U will be leaving for Abu Dhabi on the 26th of November. NYU AD will be paying for their trip which includes flights, visa costs and pocket money. Only 3 students from Indian schools have been selected so far out of 50 applicants from 25 school and 2 are from KIS! Madhav’s research paper topic is, “To investigate the factors affecting the environmental conditions of the United Arab Emirates, and through that propose a societal model based on “Green Development” after weighing the economic challenges and opportunities”.

NYU AD will then select only 100 students from across the globe to study at what they call their Global Campus. Hope our students make it. Both of them worked very hard on their research paper and application. I am proud of them.

Christine Fernandes
Careers & College Advisor