February 11, 2016, New York, New York – Intro America Inc. has partnered with localpad.com, an Indian community platform, to offer opportunities for Indian students to be eligible for US scholarships. “This type of program allows us to help those Indian students looking for unique colleges and universities that are also interested in them. Students from Delhi and Mumbai can find themselves on the short list for acceptance for full and partial scholarships , if they have the personality, grades and test results required by the colleges ,”’ says Betty Wong, founder of IntroAmerica.com and herself a winner of a full tuition scholarship from Johnson & Johnson to attend Columbia Business School.
“We are happy to offer a program to help Indian students who are searching for ways to pay for their education,” says Rajita Basaria, co-founder of Localpad. Localpad is a community support platform that offers services to nonprofits and businesses, currently hosting student communities at Mumbai and Delhi universities and a number of IITs.
The IntroAmerica Indian Star Students Search US Scholarships program will introduce American colleges from different parts of the US to Indian students. Students who write the best essays and have the best interviews results are presented to colleges for scholarships, which can be worth over US$137,500+ or full-tuition for four years. Among the inaugural institutions offering scholarships are Transylvania University (US News National Liberal Arts #82), Columbia College of South Carolina (US News Best Value #10, Regional South #37), Queens University of Charlotte (US News Regional South #20) and College of Saint Elizabeth (US News Regional North #112). The four institutions are offering over $5 million in a total of 160 full and partial tuition scholarships worth between $3,000 to over $30,000 for up to 4 years starting this fall 2016. Students must still apply to the colleges and meet all admissions criteria. More specific scholarship and program information is available at www.introamerica.cn or www.introamerica.com and www.localpad.com/introamerica. If a student cannot afford the full application fee, please have them contact email@example.com.
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Intro America Inc. is a New York-based American company that provides information about US colleges and advice about living and being successful in the US, written by Chinese students in the US and subject matter experts, including lawyers, professors and consultants. More information is available at www.introamerica.com and www.introamerica.cn.
INTRO AMERICA INC. BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Intro America Inc. publishes www.introamerica.com and www.introamerica.cn, and has Weibo and WeChat accounts under the name Yingzhoumei and Facebook and Twitter accounts under IntroAmerica. The platforms provide information, advice and insights about student life in the US, written by Chinese, American and international students, professors, and business professionals. The company is located in New York and works with its strategic partner Wuhan Yinzhoumei Technology in China.
In 2014, IntroAmerica organized the first scholarship program for Jiangsu province with the Jiangsu Education Association. Over $5 million in scholarships were offered by 16 colleges and universities, including Boston University, University of Vermont and Denison University. Other institutions who offer undergraduate scholarships include Anderson University, Saint John Fisher College, Saint Michael’s College, University of Kentucky, University of Mississippi, University of Northern Iowa, University of the Pacific, Southern Utah University and Winthrop University. The previous program highlighted unique programs from institutions that offer more exposure to American culture and American people. Lynn University continues to offers a special 3 year bachelors program for deserving students and Sterling College of Vermont offered internships to all students and reports high employment for graduates. Both College of Saint Elizabeth and Queens University of Charlotte offered full tuition scholarships in the earlier program.