(Newark, NJ—May 9, 2016) Former High Tech High School student Urvi Tiwari, an accounting and finance major from Jersey City, will receive this year’s Distinguished Leadership Award at Rutgers Business School—Newark, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.
Students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, service to Rutgers Business School, and leadership skills prove eligible for the Distinguished Leadership Award. Created in 2011, the Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes students from Rutgers Business School's graduate and undergraduate programs.
Tiwari has earned scholarships at Rutgers, too, including one for study in London. She served as co-president of the Rutgers University—Newark Fashion and Business Club and the Dean’s Advisory Council. In addition to her studies, Tiwari has volunteered her services at the National September 11 Memorial and tutors accounting students.
“Because of the scholarships, I was able to focus on finding internships and doing volunteer work rather than looking for part-time jobs that would help me afford an education,” notes Tiwari.
Tiwari and two other Distinguished Leadership Award recipients have the honor of having their names engraved on the Rutgers Business School bell and carrying the bell as they lead the class of 2016 into High Point Solutions Stadium during Rutgers University's 250th anniversary commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 15th. To mark this historic event, President Obama will offer the Commencement Speech and will also receive an honorary Doctor of Laws degree.
For more information, please see Sean Ireland’s interview with Urvi Tiwari