Spring Dalean selected to US college
AMRITSAR, FEBRUARY 17:
Gursimran Pannu, a student of Spring Dale Senior School, has made the institution proud by bagging a seat in Swarthmore College, a private Liberal Arts College, located in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, US. Gursimran competed with scores of international aspirants to secure a seat in this college and made it through, winning a full scholarship award in the process.
Giving details, Mr Rajiv Kumar Sharma, Principal, Spring Dale Senior School, said that founded in 1864, Swarthmore was one of the earliest coeducational colleges in the United States. “It is the second ranked liberal arts college in the United States,” he said.
Information obtained from various sources suggests that as far as admissions are concerned, the College is considered as one of the most selective, with 12.2% accepted of the 7,817 applicants during the 2014-2015 admissions cycle, a 4.8% drop in acceptance. “The college provides financial aid to at least half of its students,” said Mr Sharma.
Mr Sharma further said that with the awareness of the importance of a good education permeating through the minds of the public coupled with the increasing affordability of courses in foreign universities and the penchant for well-paying and satisfactory jobs that they bring with them, had made studying abroad more of a necessity than a status symbol these days.
Dr Kirat Sandhu Cheema, Director, Spring Dale Educational Society, and Mr Sahiljit Singh Sandhu, Director and Managing Trustee, Spring Dale Educational Society, said that the school encouraged its students to go for higher education abroad. “The school is also a centre for SAT and Advanced Placements (AP) exams, which are required for seeking admission to other international universities,” they maintained.
They reiterated their commitment to impart the best of education to the students to enable them to secure seats in the best of educational institutions around the globe besides grooming them in such a way so as to enable them to blossom into responsible global citizens.
Spring Dale Senior School