Scholarship Awards 2006
ISW Scholarships for 2006
For the eighth year in a row as Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee, I am proud to present the ISW scholarship awards and recognize the youths of our community. Once again we received an overwhelming interest in our program as indicated by a record number of applications this year.
Firstly, I would like to thank the students who spent their time and effort to apply for the scholarship. Secondly, I would like to thank the judges who volunteered their time to evaluate the applications. All the applications were thoroughly evaluated by three judges. Since all the candidates are highly accomplished and meritorious in academics plus extra-curricular activities, the judge’s task was incredibly challenging. We can be very proud of our children.
The judges for this year are:
- Mr. Hersh Verma
- Mr. Arun Basil
- Mr. Prabhakar Jain
Lastly, I would like to thank the sponsors who have fostered this program. ISW established this program as a forum for interested persons to institute scholarships in their name by sponsoring one or more awards. I am very happy to announce that the enthusiastic and gracious support extended by various sponsors has enabled ISW to extend the scholarships to 2nd rank holders also.
On behalf of ISW and the scholarship committee, I would like to extend hearty congratulations to all the winners and I wish them success in their life.
The senior school first position winner receives an award of $400. The rest of the winners receive an award of $200 each.
Shri B. Garg, Chairperson,
ISW Scholarship Committee
Year 2006 Scholarship Award winners
Rahul Banerjee (Senior, 1st position) was the valedictorian of the 2006 graduating class from Saint John's High School in Shrewsbury. He received a perfect 2400 on the SAT's and is a National Advanced Placement Scholar. In terms of extracurricular activities, Rahul is an Eagle Scout and was also a member of the Indian Youth Group and Sparks Troupe of Dance while in high school. Rahul, currently a freshman at Brown University, is enrolled in the prestigious Program in Liberal Medical Education; he plans to major in biology and community health with the career goal of becoming a cardiologist. At Brown, Rahul is a member of the Badmaash Fusion Dance Team and also writes for the Triple Helix, an international journal of science, society, and law.
Anunita Garg (Senior, 2nd position) graduated from Westborough High School as a high-honors student. She was a soccer and track athlete, conducted research at UMass Medical School, and participated in clubs such as the IYG and JSA. Currently, Anu is a freshman at Boston University majoring in Medical Science in the seven-year medical program. Outside of class, she performs and competes for a BU fusion dance team named Chankaar and volunteers as a vision screener for the BU chapter of Unite For Sight.
Sumana Setty (Junior 1st position) is a seniorcurrently attending Shrewsbury High School and has been on the Highest Honors list ever since freshman year. She is co-president of Amnesty International and Treasurer of Model UN. She is also an intern for the Master Singers of Worcester, as music and singing are a very big part of her life. Sumana is very involved in Shrewsbury High School clubs and activities and town wide community events such as the A Capella Choir, Entrepreneurs Club, Varsity Math Team, and Girl Scouts for 12 years. She hopes to pursue biology and singing in college.
Puja Mehta (Sophomore 1st position) is a junior at Mount Saint Charles Academy in Woonsocket, RI as an Excelsior Honors student. She is on the Varsity swim team at her school, as well as the Whitinsville Blue Dolphins Swim Club. She is also vice president of Science Club and a junior representative on National Honors Society. Outside of school she dances at Aangikam Dance Academy and volunteers at Mass General Hospital, Milford Regional hospital, and a local physical therapy clinic. She is also a Member-at-Large of the IYG.
Mala Krishnamoorthy (Junior 2nd position) is currently a senior at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science and will be graduating in 2007. She takes part in numerous community service activities, such as volunteering at the UMASS Memorial Hospital, the Worcester County Food Bank, and participating in the annual Walk for Hunger in Boston. Additionally, she has done various forms of health-related research because of her interest in pursuing a career in medicine. With regards to other activities and hobbies, Mala participates on the Shrewsbury High School Speech and Debate Team and enjoys writing poems in her free time.
Avitree Hema Tobarran (Sophomore 2nd position) is currently a junior at Doherty Memorial High School. She has been a member of the Varsity Math Team for three years. She enjoys dancing and has been actively involved in Mitali Biswas' dance group for over seven years. She volunteers at the Abhimanyu Shaka in Worcester. She has been on the National Honor Roll for the last four years. Her hobbies include writing, music, poetry and keeping in touch with the roots of her culture.
Sabrina Uma Tobarran (Freshman 1st position) is currently a sophomore at Doherty Memorial High School. She has been on the honor roll for the past four years. She participates in many extra curricular activities in her school such as the Wellness Program and the Varsity Math Team. Sabrina enjoys dancing and has been performing for the past eight years. She has been playing the clarinet since fourth grade and volunteers at the Abhimanuyu Shakha. Sabrina won second place for the New England Region in the competition that took place across the country, "Kaun Banega Ramayan Expert." She also received an award for outstanding achievement in Spanish from the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association.
Eclinical Works sponsored the Senior 1st position award. Eclinical Works is located at 110 Turnpike RD, Westborough, MA and provides Medical office Management software. (www.eclinicalworks.com)
Dr. Satya and Mrs. Sheema Mitra dedicate Senior 2nd position awards in the name of their guruji Shri Shri Guru Mohanananda Maharajji.
Dr. Sahdev and Mrs. Carolyn Passey dedicate Junior 1st position in the name of their grandson Eamon & Liam
Mr. Kuldeep and Mrs. Anita Rana dedicate Junior 2nd position in the name of their parents Mrs. Amrita Rana & Mr. Ravindrapal Rana
Dr. Mohan Somasundaran dedicates Sophomore 1st position to our radio program SAPTASWAR
Mr. Amar Kapur and Aimtek, Inc. sponsored the Sophomore 2nd position award. Aimtek, Inc. located in Auburn, MA (www.aimtek.com) provides Pracious Metal & Alloys, and other industrial products.
Mr. Shri and Mrs. Renuka Garg dedicates Freshman 1st position in the name of their parents.
Scholarships award amounts
Senior 1st position: $400, all other 1st & 2nd positions: $200