Richard Branson, the flamboyant entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Atlantic, has announced a scholarship of Rs 5 lakh for young Indian students flying to the UK and the US for studies.
The students have to submit an idea on how to use their education to solve a problem of the world along with the proof of admission to a university in the UK or the USA and a Virgin Atlantic booking.
The entries are open only for Indian students. The student whose vision appeals most to Branson will win the scholarship.
The British airline is also offering packages including excess baggage allowance and free of cost change in travel date to students flying to the US and the UK.
Nearly 100,000 Indian students go to the US for study every year. Furthermore, over 26,000 Indian students go to the UK to study each year.
(Source : PTI)