Lynn University announced a new partnership with Next Genius, a Mumbai-based educational initiative that pairs students in India with U.S. colleges based on its annual scholarship competition. The competition engages more than 5,000 students who complete an online critical thinking assessment and personal interview. Lynn will award a full-tuition scholarship to one of its top candidates.
“Our vision is to identify world changers and connect them with outstanding educational and career opportunities. We hope to establish a community of future leaders who will leave a strong impact on society. To accomplish this, we have partnered with Lynn University, which with its broad range of programs and iPad-powered learning is just the right platform for the brightest Indian students,” says Dr. Neeraj Mandhana, founder of The Next Genius Foundation.
Participation in The Next Genius Foundation scholarship program supports Lynn’s commitment to continually growing its international student population. The university is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s most international universities.
“We currently have students from 96 different countries enrolled at Lynn, making up over 20 percent of our total student population,” says Gareth Fowles, Lynn vice president for enrollment management. “Our diversity helps create a dynamic learning environment where students can share ideas and have important conversations that further develop their critical thinking skills.”
Lynn students receive an educational experience that combines world-class technology, an extensive degree program and a vibrant campus culture. The university has six colleges with 41 majors, including in-demand bachelor’s and master’s degree programs such as web development, social innovation, sports management, fashion and retail.
Lynn twice was recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for innovation, leadership and educational excellence. Lynn’s iPad-powered learning program provides admitted students with a mobile tablet that contains course materials and facilitates collaboration with peers and professors.
In addition to Lynn, Next Genius has partnered with a number of higher education institutions: Beloit College, Wisconsin; Drew University, New Jersey; Foothill College, California; Juniata College, Pennsylvania; Millsaps College, Mississippi; Saint Michael's College, Vermont; Texas Christian University, Texas; Union College, New York; University of Rochester, New York; and Wheaton College, Massachusetts.
Founded in 2014, The Next Genius Foundation is a registered charitable trust in India that offers full and partial tuition scholarships to outstanding Indian high school students to pursue their undergraduate education in North America and Europe. It is the largest undergraduate study abroad scholarship fund in India. In the last two years, it has awarded scholarships worth $3.5 million to 39 students from 34 schools. In 2017, the organization hopes to award over $6 million in scholarships to more than 70 students.