Four Goan students receive "GET" Scholarships to the UK
The British Council announced Bretiwin Rufus Dias, Ruchi Mukul Bagga, Aaronross Philip Lawrence and Noah Dionisio Silveira as winners of the Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2012. The winners were selected from over 100 applicants for the Scholarship for higher studies in UK. They will be going to University of Sheffield, Queen Mary University and University of Edinburgh to pursue a Masters in English Literature, Law, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing.
Short listed to twelve finalists, the students were felicitated by the Chief Minister of Goa, Mr Manohar Parrikar at a celebratory ceremony at Cidade de Goa on July 4. Mr Ambar Timblo. Managing Director of Fomento Resources and Mr Shrinivas V. Dempo Chairman, Dempo Group spoke at the function which was also attended by interview panel, chaired by Ms Sally Goggin, Director Education and Society, British Council India, Dr Ajit Ranade Chief Economist, Aditya Brila group and Dr Satish Shetye, Director, National Institute of Oceanography.
Now in its third consecutive year, the Goa Education Trust (GET) Scholarships funded by the Trust set up by the Dempo and Fomento Group of Companies, and managed by the British Council, UK’s international organisation for educational and cultural relations, have supported nine outstanding Goan students who have displayed remarkable academic achievement in the first two years.
Goa’s Chief Minister, Mr Parrikar while speaking to a gathering of over 100 people and congratulating the winners said that, “these students from Goa must ensure that the flag of Goa keeps flying high in the world.” Speaking on the occasion, Mr Timblo said, “The Goa Education Trust is not just another Launchpad for our best and brightest students to obtain a degree at a foreign university, but for them to embark on a real voyage of discovery, enabling them not just to seek new landscapes but to develop a unique view of the world and decide how they can help improve it.
Mr Dempo said “We are delighted to work with the British Council to support the international study ambitions of Goan students. We are committed to giving opportunities for Goan students to pursue higher education in the best of institutions in the UK.