Hmangaihzuali, the daughter of a smallholder farmer in Mizoram, is one of five scholarship recipients for the prestigious Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh.
Syngenta, a global agriculture firm, said in a statement that the $375,000 (Rs 2.8 cr) scholarship will cover tuition, room and board, health insurance, textbooks, and supplies, as well as the possibility of internship opportunities with Syngenta.
What does Hmangaihzuali pursue?
Hmangaihzuali, a resident of Thingsul in Mizoram’s Aizawl district, will study Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and Public Health at the all-women university, which aims to develop skilled, effective, and innovative professionals.
What did she say about her opportunity?
“Despite coming from a poor farming family, I am privileged to have been enrolled for this prestigious program at Bangladesh. I always dreamt of going to a good university, and thanks to Syngenta, my dream has turned true,” said Hmangaihzuali.