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Undergraduate scholarships to motivate youth on International Youth Day

valid until: 24 Sep 2023date published: 24 Sep 2022

New Delhi, August 12, 2022: The youth in any nation is the engine of growth as well as development. As Augustana University actions or inaction can develop or destroy the fabrics of their society, it is important to foster life skills in them along with the required education. And the post covid scenario demands agility in the workforce so that they are able to adjust to any given situation.

Commemorating the International Youth Day (August 12) and establishing the relevance of liberal arts education for the youth today, Augustana University, South Dakota, US, announces scholarships for Indian students in liberal arts studies. Based on merit and eligibility, a student can avail a scholarship between USD 15,000 and USD 25,000 per year as a tuition fee waiver. The scholarships are open for Fall 2022, across a wide range of programmes at the undergraduate level, in the university

This year, the theme of International Youth Day is – “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages”, which talks of inclusiveness, to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To achieve this, education in liberal arts ensures development of human skills, which embraces everyone around irrespective of age, colour or creed while being one with the environment.
Eligibility for scholarships: Applicants must have a SAT score or an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent, a GPA of 3.0 to be considered for the scholarship worth USD 15,000 per year.

Ben Iverson, Director of International Programmes & Enrolment at Augustana University, said: “Creativity and capability of youth towards creating a more sustainable socio-economy are very important to sail across the world, which is full of uncertainties. The liberal arts education focuses on equipping students with- how to think, instead of teaching them- what to think. The idea behind liberal arts education is to enable them with the capacity to think independently while fostering oneness with the environment. The skills they pick up in the process, equip them with the agility and flexibility to respond and adapt to different kinds of challenges in life.”

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Undergraduate scholarships to motivate youth on International Youth Day