We feel delighted to announce the winner of Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2019. Congratulations Gazala Praveen! :)
Selected among 12,398 applications, Gazala Praveen is a 3rd-year student pursuing B.Tech from Asansol Engineering College, West Bengal. After her father passed away last year, Gazala had no financial or emotional support from her family to continue her studies. Her strong belief and will power have helped her fight her family in order to continue her studies.
Leaving all the obstructions behind, Gazala obtained a CGPA of 8.96 in her 2nd year of college. She belongs to Sikta, a small village in West Champaran, and is struggling to not be a victim of her family’s mindset of marrying off girls at an early age and not providing them with education. While her father suffered from a prolonged illness, her mother struggled for even the most basic requirements. Gazala, however, never gave up on her education. She got admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and became the district topper in her 12th standard.
Gazala plans to use this scholarship amount for paying her hostel fee for the previous semester. She aspires to become financially independent and find a job in engineering after completing her studies to provide a better future for her younger siblings.
Internshala feels honored to have chosen her as the winner of Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2018. Keep it up Gazala – we sincerely hope that this scholarship amount paves the way for a successful career and inspires many more girls and women throughout the country to pursue their own dreams even more relentlessly.
Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls was instituted on 29th December 2012 due to the sad coincidence of the Delhi rape victim’s passing away on the same day as that of Internshala’s second anniversary. We have aimed to advance one girl’s career every year through an award of Rs. 25,000.
The selection criteria for the scholarship award are four-fold:
– An element of fighting against odds
– An element of achievement
– An element of purpose
– An element of need
You can read about the previous winners below:
- Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2018 Winner – Kakumanu Sagar Sailaja from Narasaraopeta Engineering College, Andhra Pradesh
- Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2017 Winner – Resham Fatma from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi
- Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2016 Winner – Rekha V. from College of Nursing, Bangalore
- Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2015 Winner – Shobhalakshmi C.S. from AIMS, Karnataka
- Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2014 Winner – Sweety Kumari from Jai Prakash University, Bihar
- Internshala Career Scholarship for Girls 2013 Winner – Swati Shanker from National Law Institute, Bhopal