The Cargill Global Scholarship development and enrichment opportunities to nearly 200 talented and high performing undergraduate students in these countries over three years, selecting at least a minimum of 10 students in each country every year.
Then, the selected students will be chosen based on their demonstrated high level of academic performance and leadership potential.
Corporate Vice President at Cargill Pat Bowe, in a Global announcement said "Cargill has long been committed to improving the communities in which we operate, and supporting higher education is part of this commitment. The 5 countries includes Brazil, China, Russia, India and the United States."
"The Cargill Global Scholars programme will succeed when these students go on become important leaders in their respective communities and industries and be part of a global network of program alumni. Initially, students from five countries will be selected as Cargill Global Scholars", he added.
The Chairman of Cargill India, Siraj Chaudhry said "In India, 10 scholarships will be awarded in the 2012-13 academic year in five leading science and technology institutions. The participating Indian institutions in the Programme are IIT- Delhi, IIT Mumbai, NIT Trichy, Delhi Technological University and BIT Mesra".
IIE President Allan E Goodman said "IIE will work with specific universities in each of these countries to identify the scholars. Targeted outreach will be conducted to reach under-repersented groups in higher education in each country or region. In addition to financial support, students will gain valuable opportunities to observe and learn from business and community leaders in their own countries. In the first year of the programme, each scholar will participate in leadership training modules. They will also be paid with a Cargill employee, including company executives, who will serve as a mentor over the next several years."