“Receiving the Asian Women in Business Scholarship is a privilege and an honor. The AWIB scholarship will not only support my pursuit of a Rice University degree, but it will also allow me to pursue opportunities that encourage female leadership. I will use part of the $2,500 dollars I would have put towards my tuition to engage in leadership development conferences. I will also make a donation to Plan Padrino, an organization I have served that provides scholarships for impoverished Colombian students. Thank you AWIB, for advancing female leadership and supporting my efforts to promote female empowerment. ”
- Amritha Kanakamedala, Class of 2016
Amritha Kanakamedala is a junior at Rice University, majoring in Psychology and pursuing a minor in Business. She has served her campus in multiple leadership roles, most recently as Student Association External Vice President. In this capacity, she has mentored many student leaders on campus, created several task forces to represent students on administrative committees, and passed campus-wide legislation, and is now implementing an initiative to develop a well-defined entrepreneurship program on campus.