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The Cargill Global Scholars Program 2016

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AwardAnnual scholarship award for two years for any academic related expenses
EligibilitySecond year UG Student (IIT Delhi, DTU, IIT Mumbai, BIT Mesra, NIT Tiruchirappalli)
RegionAll
Scholarship provider contact details

Institute of International Education India (IIE)
Scholarship Division
J-19, 
Hauz Khas Enclave, 
New Delhi
110016 
India
Email: cargillglobalscholarsindia@iie.org 
Tel: +91 11 466 31430

What is The Cargill Global Scholars Program 2016?

The Cargill Global Scholars program provides financial support and leadership development opportunity to undergraduate students from around the world. Scholarships will be awarded to talented, high performing students studying in a field relevant to Cargill’s world of food, agriculture and risk management.

The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that not only provides financial support, but offers leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a one-on-one mentoring program. These enrichment activities have been designed to help foster and enhance the Cargill Global Scholars’ leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and equip them with the tools necessary for becoming global leaders and decisions makers.

Through this scholarship Cargill is helping to nourish and build a network of future leaders who can develop new innovations and positively contribute to their communities. This program embodies Cargill’s commitment to improving living standards and promoting vibrant and stable communities around the globe.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

Applicants to the Cargill Global Scholars program must:

  1. Be a citizen or permanent legal resident of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia or the United States.
  2. Attend a partner university in the country of citizenship or permanent legal residency
  3. Be a first or second year university student
  4. Demonstrate high academic performance
  5. Demonstrate leadership potential

Preference will be given to applicants who:

  1. Demonstrate financial need
  2. Specialize in fields of study that are identified as preferred fields (see each country’s guidelines)
  3. Are from a disadvantaged or underrepresented group within their country

How can you apply ?

Application can be done online only.

FAQs

What is the Cargill Global Scholars Program?
The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive scholarship opportunity that provides financial support in addition to leadership development opportunities through seminars, networking events, and a mentorship program.
Through this scholarship program, Cargill wants to help nourish and build a network of future leaders who can develop new innovations and positively contribute to their communities. This program embodies Cargill’s commitment to improving living standards and promoting vibrant and stable communities around the globe.

Why Apply?
There are several key reasons to be a part of the Cargill Global Scholars Program.

  • Receive scholarship funding for up to two years to help off-set your undergraduate education expenses
  • Participate in Cargill Global Scholars enrichment activities where you will have the opportunity to network with Cargill executives, community and business leaders, and members of the Cargill Global Scholars worldwide network 
  • Receive academic and professional guidance and counseling from a Cargill leader through the mentorship program
  • Join a growing community of future world leaders and visionaries

Who Can Apply?

Applicant eligibility will be determined based on meeting the following required criteria.

  • Citizen or permanent resident of India
  • Enrollment in one of the partner colleges which include:
  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
  2. Delhi Technological University (DTU)
  3. Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai
  4. Birla Institute of Technology (BIT) Mesra
  5. The National Institute of Technology (NIT) Tiruchirappalli
  • Second year Undergraduate (UG) student (in any of the 5 above-mentioned Colleges only)
  • Demonstrate high academic performance
  • Demonstrate leadership potential
  • Special consideration will be given to female applicants.

What are the Scholarship Benefits?
There are substantial benefits to being a Cargill Global Scholar.

What Are the Deadlines & Dates?

  1. The application deadline is March 1, 2016 by 11:59 PM IST.
  2. Interviews will be scheduled with all semi-finalists any date between April 28 – May 9, 2016.
  3. Award winners will be announced in mid-May 2016.

How to Apply?
To access the application, visit the Applications page.

  1. The application must be completed in full and submitted by the deadline of March 1, 2016.
  2. Any supporting documents that you are unable to submit online must be sent by the deadline of March 1, 2016 to: cargillglobalscholarsindia@iie.org

In addition to your application, the supporting documents that must be attached include:

  • 12th Class Marksheet (official copy)
  • College Marksheet (first and second semester official marksheets-scanned copies will be required)
  • Two Letters of Reference (procedure provided in the online application)
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume
  • Contact Information

For more information on the scholarship, please contact:
Email: cargillglobalscholarsindia@iie.org | Tel: +91.11.466.31430

Terms and Conditions

WHY APPLY?

The Cargill Global Scholars program is about more than direct scholarship funding. Enrichment activities are incorporated throughout the program duration. These activities are designed to foster and enhance leadership potential and critical thinking skills, and to provide the tools for scholars to become global leaders, decision makers, visionaries, and socially conscious innovators.

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS

Each Cargill Global Scholar will:

  1. Receive an annual scholarship award for up to two years, to help off-set any academic related expenses.
  2. Participate in a fully-funded three day leadership seminar during the first year of the program designed to enhance the scholars’ leadership skills ensuring that each participant’s full potential to effect change is reached at the culmination of the program.
  3. Have the opportunity to participate in a fully funded Global Leadership Seminar to be held at one of Cargill’s global locations. This activity will bring each cohort of Cargill Global Scholars from around the world for a week-long seminar that will involve a series of experiential learning enrichment activities coupled with networking opportunities with Cargill executives.
  4. Be paired with a Cargill leader who will serve as a mentor over the duration of the program. The Cargill mentors will help the scholars identify short and long term academic and professional goals and will assist in reaching these goals through networking, face-to-face meetings and regular email and phone communication.
  5. Become a member of the Cargill Global Scholars alumni community.

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