Aashrit Abhinav Sundar, an Indian-origin student, hailing from Bengaluru, has been awarded a presidential scholarship in a US college for outstanding academic merit and an exceptional commitment to the field of culinary arts by Kendall College School of Culinary Arts in Chicago.
The scholarship will cover 50-percent of the programme’s total cost.
The US Presidential scheme is a programme of the department of education that recognizes the academic achievements of distinguished US citizens graduating high school. It is described as “one of the nation’s highest honours for high school students” in the US.
Kendall College was founded in 1934 and located in Chicago, Illinois, the US. It offers undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education and hospitality management to a community of over 1,800 students. Importantly, the presidential scholarship is awarded in each academic term to at least one international student, who demonstrates superior achievement and passion for their area of study.