Hyderabad: It was a dream come true for a 19-year-old prodigy from Hyderabad Srashta Vani Kolli after she was selected for the prestigious ‘Change the World Scholarship’ to enable her to pursue higher studies in Professional Law course in the Australian based world-renowned ‘The University of Wollongong’.
Srashta received her ‘Change the World Scholarship’ certificate from the University representative and the Manager, International Recruitment Peter Murray here at a simple function held in Hotel Harita Plaza in the city today amidst the presence of Managing Director of the University consultant in India Study Path and it’s branch head Alekhya Som.
Speaking on the occasion, Peter Murray declared that the University has larger plans to extend ‘Change the World Scholarship’ in India for those deserving students who can’t afford foreign education. “We welcome all those who intend to utilise the opportunity to avail the scholarship”, he said.
The MD of Study Path Shelly Karnati in her speech pointed out that over 7.5 lakh students were currently pursuing their higher studies abroad in various countries. But the difference is, she said: “We at Study Path keep a track of every student till he or she settled in his or her career after completion of their education” and appealed to all those middle class to avail the prestigious Scholarship being extended by the University in order to realise their dream of studying abroad.
Her parents Aravind Kolli and Asha though originally hail from Khammam district of Telangana, Srashta was born and brought up in Hyderabad. She is currently pursuing her 3rd Semester in Law at the University of Reva in Karnataka and she would be completing her remaining 2 Semesters in the University of Wollongong.
Her father Aravind Kolli, a renowned Television News Presenter ensured that she passed through the entrance examination conducted by the University of Wollongong. “To my utter disbelief, she emerged with flying colours”, said adding that “the entire credits should go to Shelly Karnati, the Managing Director of Study Path without whose professional training and personal care, she wouldn’t have achieved this prestigious scholarship”.
Thanking the University management, Study Path and her parents for supporting her in achieving this herculean task, Srashta declared that her dream is to represent her country on the International forum and work for the poor and needy to get Justice for them back home in India.