Vijay Varughese Memorial Scholarship for Architecture Students in India
GBRI through its foundation I-believe.org is funding this scholarship in loving memory of Vijay Varughese Cherian.
Vijay Varughese Cherian, who was an endearing father, an obedient son, and a loving husband and pal to all his friends and colleagues.
Vijay was passionate about Architecture and helping friends and strangers alike. Vijay did his schooling from Navodaya Vidyalaya in Pathnamthitta, Kerala and graduated from College of Engineering, Trivandrum with a degree in Architecture. A free spirit, he enjoyed silence as much as he enjoyed long intellectual conversations. An avid biker, he enjoyed cross country bike tours on his Royal Enfield. Be it an early morning bike ride, an afternoon basketball game, a night-out architecture submission, or a late-night party, Vijay will be there with each of us in spirit.
The scholarship of Rs.25,000 per year will be awarded to four selected students from across India during their tenure as Architecture students. Selection of eligible students for this scholarship will be administered by the National Association of Students of Architecture (NASA India). Based on future funding, GBRI hopes to increase the number of scholarships it can award through this program.
Founded in 2010, and based in New York City, GBRI is an international sustainability education platform with a mission to make sustainability resources affordable and accessible to everyone across the globe. GBRI’s founder Jeslin Varghese was Vijay’s schoolmate, collegemate and roommate for several years.