Today, on Earth Day 2021, we are proud to announce the 11 finalists for our first Earth Day India Undergraduate Scholarship competition.
The University of Bristol believes in developing practical, interdisciplinary solutions that both improve how we live in our world and enable us to face the challenges arising from our interactions with the environment.
We want to encourage and empower young individuals with an interest in Environmental themes, by awarding two £3,000 scholarships – one for students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in Sciences – and one for students who wish to pursue an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences – at our prestigious university.
The 11 finalists are:
Arun Subramanian – Vidya Vikasini Matric Higher Secondary School
Aarya Menon – Nahar International School, Mumbai
Ansh Gupta – St. Columba’s School
Anushka Shrivastava – Sagar Public School , Saket Nagar, Bhopal
Dhwani Nair – Neev Academy
Ishita Sharma – Delhi public school, sector-45, Gurgaon
Logavarshini Palani – D. A. V. Public School
Manav Sanghvi – Aditya Birla World Academy
Moksh Patel – SVKM JV Parekh international school
Sandeep Kumar – PB Academic
Vaidika Jaiswal – Alpine Academy
India is of course not alone in facing many significant environmental challenges. Looking at this talented group of young students, we can be hopeful there will be change as we move towards living more sustainably and building a brighter future together.
Our thanks to every entrant, and congratulations to our young finalists for making it to this stage! The Faculties of Science and Life Science will select the two scholarship winners shortly.
The University of Bristol was the first UK university to declare a Climate Emergency, and the city of Bristol was the first UK city with European Green Capital status in 2015.
Professor Jens Marklof – Dean of the Faculty of Science and Professor of Mathematical Physics
Professor Jeremy Tavare – Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry
are proud to jointly launch the
University of Bristol Earth Day India Undergraduate Scholarship competition
We will be awarding two £3,000 annual scholarships, each towards an undergraduate degree at our Faculty.
The two competition winners will also (conditional to their successfully enrolling at the University) get to visit Gravity Studios and experience a Jet pack flight simulation.
An iPad each will be presented to the schools that the two winners are currently studying in.
The competition is open to year 11 and year 12 students based in India and entrants must be studying at least one science subject.
Entries will be reviewed by an international judging panel of academics and expert environmentalists – comprising the University of Bristol, IIT Madras and Earth Day Network India.
HOW TO APPLY
STEP 1 – you can submit a 500-word essay OR a 2-minute video addressing either THEME A or THEME B:
THEME A – SCIENCE
- Identify which in your view is the highest-priority environmental challenge for India between now and 2030. Should you be successful in your application to the University of Bristol, how would you use your chosen undergraduate-level science degree to develop and promote solutions to these challenges?
THEME B – LIFE SCIENCES
- Identify which in your view is the highest-priority environmental challenge for India between now and 2030. Should you be successful in your application to the University of Bristol, how would you use your chosen undergraduate-level life sciences degree to develop and promote solutions to these challenges?
You must prepare and submit your own essay or video. Parents, friends, mentors, teachers, etc. must not undertake the work for you.
STEP 2 – please mail your essay or video to email@example.com
(for sharing large files you can use WeTransfer or share a YouTube link).
STEP 3 – complete the University of Bristol Earth Day India Undergraduate Scholarship application form
Please see below for the competition’s Terms and Conditions including the application deadline which is the 29th March 2021 midnight IST.
If your school counsellors have any additional questions, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Competition Terms and Conditions
The competition is open to year 11 and year 12 students based in India. Competition entrants must be studying at least one science subjects in 11th and 12th Maths/Physics/Chemistry/Comp Sci, Biology/Biotechnology/Economics/Engineering Graphics, etc.
To be eligible for the University’s Earth Day India scholarship, you must:
- be eligible to apply to any undergraduate course in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Bristol. To check your eligibility please see the admissions statement for your chosen course.
- start your undergraduate programme in September 2021 or September 2022;
- be classed as an overseas student for fee paying purposes;
- not already be in receipt of other funding which would equate to more than the full cost of tuition fees alongside a Bristol scholarship.
- the award cannot be combined with any other University of Bristol award or scholarship.
Unless otherwise stated, scholarships will be given in the form of a tuition fee discount and are non-transferable. No cash alternative will be offered.
Unless otherwise stated, undergraduate scholarships will be awarded for all years of undergraduate study taking place at the University of Bristol (not including placement years), subject to satisfactory attainment throughout the programme.
The University of Bristol reserves the right to update or amend scholarship awards without notice, based on the availability and quality of applications that are received.
Applicants who defer their studies cannot defer their scholarship.
If you are awarded a scholarship, you agree to act as a good ambassador for the University of Bristol and at times will be asked to participate in events or promotional activities. Any involvement in these activities will take up no more than five hours per term.
Unless otherwise stated, scholarships will be given in the form of a tuition fee discount. Due to strict UK Visas and Immigration regulations, you must be able to show you have sufficient funds to cover the remainder of your tuition fees as well as adequate living expenses. You will need to be able to demonstrate this in order to obtain a visa to enter the UK. Find out more about the UK Visas and Immigration level of funds requirement.
Scholarship Award Details
The two top entries in each category will be awarded:
- £3k per annum scholarship for a course at Undergraduate level within the University of Bristol’s Science Faculty
- £3k per annum scholarship for a course at Undergraduate level within the University of Bristol’s Life Sciences Faculty
- The awards can only be used as fee waivers for students who have been accepted for one of our Science or Life Sciences degrees
The application deadline is the 26th March 2021 midnight IST.
The Finalists selection will be announced on Earth Day 22nd April 2021.
What We Look For
Applicants are assessed on the following criteria:
- Argument of how your chosen subject area is relevant to developing and promoting solutions to the environmental challenge you have identified.
- Originality and quality of thought that has gone into your proposed solution.
- The larger impact your solution may have on the wider community.
- Your use of resources, information, and external sources.
Additional Terms and Privacy
Submission of an entry does not imply winning the competition. The judging panel will be selecting the final winners based on competition criteria and eligibility. Also, by submitting your information here you are providing a consent for your name and other details to be shared internally with the University departments and with the Earth Day Network. To find out more about how we use your information, please visit our website.