Global SOTY Foundation and USA UnivQuest present Student of the Year Awards 2017 for Indian Students studying in classes 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12. These awards will celebrate the best achievers among school students in India.
The Awards will be conferred on students who have the potential to serve as role models for the youth of India, now and in the future. You need not be an all-rounder or an academic genius to receive this Award!
Who can participate?
You should participate in the selection process if:
- You have displayed leadership to affect a positive change in your school and/or the society around you.
- You have enthusiastically participated in one or more of the following activities:
- Any sport (indoor/outdoor)
- Extra Curriculars like writing, dancing, debating, music, MUN, entrepreneurship etc.
- Academic and co-curriculars like appearing in NTSE, KVPY, Olympiads, school exams, publication of research papers, participation in hackathons, science fairs etc.
Advantages of participating
- The awards will follow a rigorous and competitive process that will allow you to benchmark yourself against your peers across India. The award and ranking certificate will be a stamp of recognition that will set you apart from the crowd. It will be an achievement that will boost your resume forever and will be valued by the Best Ranked Universities and Top MNC recruiters across the world.
- By completing the process for Student of the Year awards, you will be in a position to initiate your Inner Engineering and transform yourself into the person you wish to be. You will understand how you can build on your strengths. You will be on the path of success that justifies your potential.
- USA Univquest has created a detailed Goal Setting Process that will guide and assist you in defining your career goals and exploring the best possible route to achieving those goals. If you register for the awards, you will be entitled to the benefit of a Goal Setting Process which is worth Rs. 15,000/- at no cost. This will take place at USA UnivQuest Centres and designated partner schools.
Specific advantages for those who wish to study in the USA after class XII or Graduation.
- By completing the application process, you will be able to evaluate and assess your chances of receiving admission and scholarships at the best universities across the world, especially USA.
- USA UnivQuest would share the profiles of the top students with reputed universities across the world.
- Students applying for the award are eligible to appear in the Potential Discovery Test (PDT) consisting of two papers. Paper 1 mirrors SAT and Paper 2 largely follows SAT subject test pattern. More than 17 lakh students across the world appear for SAT and SAT subject tests.
- Shortlisted students will also be eligible to appear in the College Curriculum Assessment Test consisting of two papers which mirror the Advanced Placement Tests.
- It costs more than Rs. 34,000/- to appear in the official SAT, 3 SAT Subject Test & 2 Advanced Placement tests. Without paying this fee, you can benchmark yourself for an admission to the top universities across the world, especially the USA.
- Increasingly, a large number of private universities in India are also accepting SAT scores for admission.
How to Register
Register online at this link.
- ₹500/- including taxes till 24 September, 2017.
- ₹1000/- including taxes from 25 September, 2017
Last date to register is 12 October, 2017.
National Student of the Year Award:
- Winner receives a Gold Plaque. First and Second Runners-up will receive a Silver and Bronze Plaque respectively.
- Winners and Finalists for the National Awards will also receive a Certificate of Excellence.
- A Maximum of 15 students from each of the classes 8-12 will be invited as finalists for Personal Interviews.
- To encourage students for all economic backgrounds to participate, the student may be paid 2-way travel expenses by Rail (upto 2nd AC) or Airfare (Economy) whichever is lesser. This will be available only for attending the Personal Interview.
- The winners will be felicitated in a National Ceremony to be held in New Delhi.
City Student of the Year Award:
- The winner from each class from every city will be awarded a Gold Medal. First and Second Runners-up will receive Silver and Bronze Medals, respectively.
- Winners and Finalists for the City Awards will also receive a Certificate of Excellence.
- Shortlisted students across all cities from each of the classes 8-12 will be invited as finalists for the Personal Interview. The best 3 in each class will receive the City Awards.
- The winners and finalists of the City Awards may also be felicitated at the National Ceremony.
Every participating student will be able to download and print a high resolution Certificate of Honour.
For any queries, contact the helpline number 011-46024602.
For full details about the Student of the Year 2017 contests, download the official brochure given here.
Visit the official website of SOTY by clicking here.