New Delhi: Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced 'Maitree Scholarship Program 2012' marking the second successful year of its education based CSR initiative in India.
Open to aspiring Indian students who have already secured admission to institutions of higher education in China, the Maitree Scholarships aim to build a platform for exchange of ideas between the two nations, fostering a closer understanding of each others' culture and society.
Since its inception in 2011, the scholarship program has significantly helped in promoting scientific and academic aptitude of students and in the process also expanded the career opportunities available to Indian students.
In line with the previous year's commitment, Huawei has slated out 10 scholarships of up to US$10,000 this year for each of selected students who are pursuing academic courses in China. The scholarship program enables aspiring Indian students to opt for various streams, preferably in the emerging areas of science & technology, culture, social studies and development related programs in Chinese Universities.
The scholarship, which covers the student's tuition fee and living expenses for the duration of his or her study in China, is up to an amount of US$10,000.
Both Indian and Chinese students have immensely benefited from each others' interests, knowledge and expertise through this education program that is committed to nurture Indian talent across boundaries.
"I won Huawei Maitree Scholarship in year 2011 that allowed me to pursue my Masters in Business Administration from one of the most renowned business institutions in China i.e. China Europe International Business School. The scholarship eased my career path and ensured a smooth sailing so that I could fructify my experience of both India and China markets to pursue my education goals", said, Anchit Goel, winner of Huawei 2011 Maitree Scholarship.
Huawei conducts a wide of range of CSR activities in India, including the promotion of education in rural areas through the program E-Hope, educational programs for specially-abled children, and higher education and research in the field of information technology.