MUMBAI: Virgin Atlantic’s founder Sir Richard Branson announced a unique scholarship worth Rs 5 lakhs for Indian students flying to the UK and the USA. The British tycoon is inviting young Indian brains to share their vision on why and how they plan to use their education to actually solve a problem the world faces today. The student whose idea appeals the most will win the scholarship.
Branson, president, Virgin Atlantic said, “Young people are the planet’s future. While students work hard to fulfill their academic ambitions, it’s important to remind them that education is not just a means to an end of getting a job and earning money. With the privilege of education comes the responsibility to give back and help others. Every generation owes it to the next to try to solve the problems humanity faces and to care for our beautiful planet. My advice is to be bold, challenge the status quo and believe in yourself. Virgin Atlantic welcomes students on board as you begin your worldly adventures.
The British airline is also offering a package for students flying to the USA and the UK including an exclusive excess baggage allowance. Students can avail the special baggage allowance of up to 50kg in Economy (2 bags of 25kg each) and 75kg in premium economy (3 bags of 25kg each). Moreover, understanding that their departure date often needs to change due to factors unforeseen, students will be allowed one date change free of cost.