US Students

Meet four of our 12th graders (high-school senior in US terms) that have conquered adversity to got admitted into the top US universities to pursue their undergraduate studies. Make sure to watch their stories in a short video by clicking through to their individual pages.

Kusum Choudhary

Kusum is a poor farmer's daughter. Her family does not own the land they farm, they just work there, while the landowner keeps the lion share of the earnings. They only get 30 cents on a dollar of crops sold. Even though both her parents (read more)

Mahendra Kumar

Mahendra was born and raised in a small town, Chohtan in Barmer District, Western Rajasthan. His father works in a sheet metal factory rolling stainless steel sheets. His elder brother also works in the same factory (read more)

Milan Ramdhari

Milan comes from a life of adversity. His father is an auto-rickshaw driver who works day and night to make ends meet. In his auto-rickshaw, Milan’s father used to take several affluent kids to school everyday, and outside that private school (read more)

Nisha Choudhary

Nisha was born and brought up in a small village, Chawandiya (population 2,140) in Nagaur District, Rajasthan. Nisha's father is a farmer and her mother is a housewife who also helps at the farm. Her entire family works on the farm. (read more)

Urmila Loona

Urmila was born and raised in a small town in Jodhpur District, Western Rajasthan. Urmila's father is a security guard and her mother is a housewife. She will be the first in her family to attend college, breaking new ground and setting a path for future generations. (read more)