Hyderabad: The Indian School of Business (ISB) on Tuesday said in a press release that its alumnus Vice President of WhatsApp, Neeraj Arora has instituted a perpetual merit/ need-based scholarship for a deserving student of its flagship Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP).
The first recipient of the scholarship is Salini Tiwari, a dental surgeon from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, who has done a commendable job in improving the healthcare facilities and support to the inhabitants of the islands.
Salini has been serving in the community and district hospitals in rural areas of north and middle of Andaman raising awareness for oral diseases in surrounding villages in the islands. She has also devised a computerised system of record collection and data storage which is extensively used in these institutes, said the press release.
Titled the “Jagannath Arora Scholarship”, Neeraj instituted this scholarship to fulfill his father’s aspiration to support talented and deserving young women professionals pursue a career of their choice.
This is second such scholarship from an individual ISB alumnus.
Phoenix Nurture India scholarship instituted by Amit Khanna, alumnus, and Founder, Phoenix Holdings, awarded ten scholarships over the years supporting students who are the sole earning members in their families.
Making the announcement, Rajendra Srivastava, Dean, ISB said,” Our alumni are the true ‘owners’ of the ISB and it is heartening to see an increasing number of them come forward in making world-class education accessible to deserving young students. Every such contribution will allow us to attract the best of talent and nurture them for the future.
Speaking about the scholarship and his association with ISB, Neeraj Arora said, ‘‘ISB was the place that gave me the basics of how to build a company. It also opened up opportunities for me to look at functions that I had no direct experience in before I went to study there. My alma mater holds a special place in my life — not only did I learn a lot, I also became part of a network that I have relied on and benefited from, over the years. So to make the school even stronger, I would like to give back and will continue to do so in the coming years.”