Student of Faculty of Biology UGM, Aisya Alma Asmiranti, has been selected as a scholarship recipient of Cargill Global Scholars (CGS) 2018, along with nine other Indonesian students.
This scholarship is provided by Cargill, the largest international private company in the United States engaged in the field of bioindustry, agriculture, raw materials, animal feed, etc.
It is given to 10 best students in Indonesia each year based on assessments of academic and non-academic achievements as well as leadership skills. Besides Aisya Alma, nine recipients of Cargill Global Scholars this year were from Department of industrial Engineering an Agricultural Technology UGM and several other universities, including Bogor Agricultural University, Universitas Brawijaya, Universitas Sebelas Maret, and Universitas Hasanuddin.
Aisya explained the scholarship was obtained through a stringent selection process by the Indonesian International Education Foundation (IIEF). The selection included application review and continued with interviews by independent expert panelists.
“Recipients of this scholarship get two years of financial support worth USD 2,500 given annually and facilitated by intensive mentoring by PT Cargill officials,” she said in a release received on Thursday (10/11).
Later on, Aisya will be mentored by Derek Schoonbaert who is the Cargill Protein Southeast Asia Regional Commercial Director and Country Director - Indonesia.
The CGS Program, stated Aisya, focuses on developing youth leadership skills by holding the In-Country Seminar (ICS) for the recipients at Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta, from September 4 to 7, 2018. During this event, they learned much through experience sharing by scholarship-winning alumni and leaders of PT Cargill Indonesia, conducted social activities at PT Cargill’s partner schools, as well as visited one of industrial centers and the head office of PT Cargill Indonesia.
“In the second year, the CGS recipients will also attend the Global Leadership Seminar to be held in Minneapolis, US, along with recipients from other countries such as Brazil, China, India, USA, and Russia,” she added.