March 2nd, 2021: In an endeavor to promote talent, Xtraview, India’s leading digital interview platform for students has partnered with The Big Red Group to sponsor a full scholarship for two students to participate in the 2021 Harvard Youth Lead the Change (YLC) conference. The Harvard Youth Lead the Change is a prestigious 7-day leadership program that offers a life changing experience to students to unleash their leadership capabilities.
This scholarship is a continuation of Xtraview’s effort to mobilize change and encourage out of the box thinking amongst students. The scholarship is valued at INR 40,000 and students are selected through a rigorous screening process. Students can participate in this scholarship through their schools or independently through the wild card entry. Through the wild card entry, any student studying in any high school (any board) across India can participate. The entry through schools closed on March 1st. However, the last date of entry through Wild Card is March 7th 2021 and the results will be announced on March 24th 2021.
The wild card entry is open for any student across India. The wild card entries will only be eligible to half the scholarship amount whereas students who are nominated by their schools will get full scholarship. As a part of the program, selected students will also receive one-on-one mentorship from Harvard trainers for twelve months. Furthermore, five shortlisted students through the wild card category will undergo a training session at the Xtraprep workshop and Xtraview interview round, where they will be trained on communication skills and ways to excel in their interviews. This Xtraprep workshop or Xtraview interview does not entail any fees and is free of cost as a part of this collaborative tie-up.
Xtraview is a one- of- its kind digital interview platform founded by two women; Katherine Ernst Mehta- an educationist and Kavitta B Bedi- a leading entrepreneur in children's space. Xtraview enables students to demonstrate who they really were beyond school marks, test scores, college essays and application forms. A group of experts in communication skills, interview techniques amongst other, mentors the aspirants to get industry ready.
Kavitta B Bedi, Founder &CEO, Xtraview says, “Our country is at the cusp of a revolution that embodies technology and education. The past one year has thrown several challenges that have given us opportunities to break the mold and create a benchmark. At Xtraview we strive to empower deserving students to showcase their talent and nurture their skillset. Partnering with The Big Red Group for The Harvard Youth Lead The Change initiative has further augmented our goals and helped us strengthen our vision.”
The first step of the selection process is a 2minute self-recorded video which talks about how he/she is a perfect candidate to receive the scholarship and seat to attend the Harvard YLC program.