Literature Studio Summer Scholarships were announced for the first time in 2014 and Shreeya Sharma and Shreya Pothula were the winners. Encouraged by the sessions we had with them, we decided to increase the number of scholarships this time.
When we announced the Season 2 of Literature Studio Summer Scholarship we weren’t prepared for the sheer quality or the variety of the entries we would be receiving. And as expected, it made judging all the more challenging. But it was a pleasure as always to read evocative short stories, biographical essays, and thought-provoking articles children chose to send in.
Congratulations to those who made it to the list. Those who didn’t, please don’t lose heart. All submissions we received this year were of the highest quality and the only factor coming in the way of us awarding you too is the limited number of scholarships. Your writing is precious, and you should be proud of it whether or not you win.
And, now, ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for the Literature Studio Summer Scholars of 2015:
Winners of 100% scholarship (A Creative Writing course worth Rs. 25,000/-)
Aashutosh Mukherjee, a student of class VIII from Delhi, loves to read and likes to try his hand at writing too. He is looking forward to the short story course, as he hopes that this will bring in some discipline in his writing activity. He also looks forward to improving his skill in terms of being able to elaborate on a plot and learning the art of story telling. In his own words:
“I will learn to think and express myself under the aegis of Literature Studio.”
Lily Sperber is a 15 year old from New York who loves to read, and listen to music. She also enjoys keeping up her Instagram Fanpage, spending time with family and watching TV shows and movies. She is very persistent in accomplishing her goals, and works hard in school. Her main goal is to make a difference in people’s lives, the same way so many have impacted hers.
Winners of 50% scholarship (A basic Creative Writing course worth Rs. 12,500/-, with an option to upgrade to the Advanced Course)
Meenakshi Sunil is a 15 year old class X student from Wayanad, Kerala, who hopes to one day become a Software Engineer, Creative Writer, and a volunteer for a nongovernmental organization, and also explore the world travelling solo. She is a member of the editorial board of her school magazine and a district level winner in Guitar Western and Carnatic Music. She loves hanging out at Café Coffee Day and eating at KFC and Dominos. Udupi joints are her favorite too. Her favorite books are Diaries of Wimpy Kid, Two States, Malgudi School Days.
Tushita Tandon is a 15-year-old student ,studying in class X. She loves to read and spends her spare time writing, which she does a lot a lot. She wishes to go abroad for her higher studies and wants to pursue science in her life ahead. She enjoys dancing and writing poems and short stories. She is her school topper not only in academics but also in co-curricular activities.
Congratulations to the winners and we look forward to getting started with the courses.
Team at Literature Studio