Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Scholarship Pittsburgh

One idea about how Pittsburgh could foster a relationship with its Diaspora is through higher education. Once again, India shows the way:

The main objective of the scholarship programme is to make available India's highly developed higher education system to children of the Indian diaspora (PIOs, people of Indian origin, and NRIs, non-resident Indians) living in different countries.

Perhaps such a scholarship already exists, but that would mean local universities have done a lousy job of marketing the opportunity. I suspect that there is already a substantial population of returnees among the Pittsburgh student population, but a public overture to the Diaspora would be welcome nonetheless.

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