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Trinity scholarship named after Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Trinity College, University of Cambridge, has announced Singhvi Trinity scholarship, endowed by senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi by donating Rs 20 million.

india Updated: Oct 16, 2017 22:56 IST
HT Correspondent
File photo of Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Trinity College, University of Cambridge, has announced Singhvi Trinity scholarship.
File photo of Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi. Trinity College, University of Cambridge, has announced Singhvi Trinity scholarship.(HT File Photo)

Trinity College, University of Cambridge, has announced Singhvi Trinity scholarship, endowed by senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi by donating Rs 20 million.

Trinity College has made Singhvi a founding member of the King’s Hall Circle. The name of the Circle celebrates one of the institutions on whose site Trinity College was established in 1546. King’s Hall originated in a society of King’s Scholars, set up by Edward II in 1317, which 20 years later his son, Edward III, established as ‘The King’s Hall’.

Recently, 700 years of the founding of King’s Hall was celebrated and this new Circle created which aims to recognise some of Trinity’s most generous supporters.

The income from Singhvi’s donation will be used to provide a scholarship for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at Trinity College, tenable for one year (liable to be renewed) and awardable also to students holding other bursaries or scholarships.

At the time of application for admission to an undergraduate course, candidates must be resident in India, and to a postgraduate course, they must have been resident in India within at least the first of the two previous academic years. An attempt would be made to make an award every two years for an undergraduate and every three years for a postgraduate.

Trinity College is Singhvi’s alma mater, after St Stephen’s College, for a period of almost seven years since he obtained his law degree and a PhD in law from there in the 1980s.

Prior to this, Singhvi, a Rajya Sabha member had also endowed in 2015 (with a personal donation of Rs 11 million) a separate Anita Singhvi Prayas Center for destitute children in Delhi.

It identifies between 30 and 40 children who are completely destitute, abandoned or orphaned, mostly between the ages of 8 years and 12 years, and houses, feeds, educates and takes comprehensive care of them for several years till they are able to fend for themselves and move out.