RCN is asked to put forward four second-year nominations for the Davis-Mahindra International Scholarship each year. This is, in essence, recognition of an outstanding contribution throughout the RCN programme and something for the CV as RCN receives an annual cheque for investment from the Davis Foundation.
Over the past four years we have nominated:
2012-3: Christine Blandhol (Norway) and Tabish Tabish (Afghanistan)
2013-4: Nkanye Gumpo (Zimbabwe) and Augusto Ballón (Peru)
2014-5 Elizabete Romanovska (Latvia), Jasmine Tan (Singapore), Pedro Manuel (Angola) and Sara Löwgren (Sweden)
2015-6 Blessing Chirimbani (Zimbabwe), Dylan DeMarco (USA), John Lihasi (Kenya) and Sophia Hejndorf (Denmark)
We have again been invited to nominate four outstanding current second years.
The Selection Criteria is set by the Davis-Mahindra Foundations / International Office and each Davis-Mahindra International Scholar should:
– Be a proven leader of high character
– Be a very motivated high achiever
– Have great potential
As was the case last year, Advisors were invited by the university office to nominate students from their advisor groups they felt met the selection criteria. The Education Management Team and the University Office have read and discussed the advisor nominations, students’ testimonials / transcripts and records of progress – and considered the criteria set. It has been a predictably difficult decision given the quality of our student body.
We are delighted to announce that the following students have been nominated this year to represent RCN as Davis-Mahindra International Scholars:
Flor Fernández Montes (Argentina)
Nikita Klimenko (Belarus)
Ravi Manjhi (India)
Johanne Hansen (Norway)