Divyan Gupta, a 2009 Hult International Business School MBA graduate, created this scholarship in 2011. This year, Professor Steve Hurley, also a Boston graduate from ADL/SOM 1980, will join Divyan's efforts and together they offer a total of USD 4,000 to acknowledge Indian applicants with exceptional leadership qualities and a keen interest in pursuing a career in the field of marketing.
The Shifaruh Scholarship was inaugurated in order for Indian nationals to foster access to higher education in Divyan's native India.
Divyan's grant, matched in contribution by Professor Hurley, signifies high commitment to his alma mater and will be awarded each academic year in memory of his loving grandparents. The word "Shifaruh" means banyan tree, which signifies knowledge and eternal life. Divyan said:
"I expect the Shifaruh Scholarship to be recognized among brilliant Indian applicants as a stepping stone to acquiring not only a competitive business outlook, but also a benevolent outlook with a genuine wish to give back to India."