2019 Devanshi Rathi


Devanshi Rathi
EssayVision and Not Visibility: The Power of the 64 Squares

B.A. Candidate: Business Administration at the Haas School of Business. (Class of 2021)

Devanshi aims to use the grant provided by the award to continue to run programs for her existing registered and tax-exempted non-profit organisation called the Devanshi Rathi Foundation based in New Delhi, India. Her foundation aims to empower the underprivileged and disabled through projects in sports, education, and healthcare. The flagship project that she has been running since 2016 is called Checkmate that aims to use chess as a social tool to enhance the lives of the visually impaired youth. She aspires to use her passion in these three areas to impact a positive change in her country.


Rimon Tanvir Hossain

The award ceremony took place on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 5 pm in B100, Blum Hall.

See a podcast of the presentation ceremony HERE

Rimon Tanvir Hossain
EssayBhalo koreh pora lekha koro! (Study Hard!)

B.A. Candidate: Interdisciplinary Studies & Legal Studies​
​Expected graduation date: ​December 2019 

​Rimon hope​s​ to use the scholarship to fund the first issue of ​The Bengal Gazette, which will be launched in April 2019. The Bengal Gazette will serve as a platform for the narratives and discussions of Bengali UC Berkeley students in future generations, who will continue the footprint of the Bengal Gazette on the UC Berkeley campus community​.

2017 Aurora Ling


Aurora Ling

B.A. Candidate: Peace and Conflict Studies​
​Expected graduation date: ​May 2018 

Ling wrote about her life experiences of being constantly on the move to narrate how a loss of dignity results from having to start over your life. According to her essay, in the future, she wishes to address the “ineffective” pockets of international institutions such as the United Nations, as there is a power for change in what already exists. “Thus, this is my goal and hope: to be a servant to those fighting for a dignity that should never be challenged,” Ling said in her essay. 

(Excerpted from UC Berkeley senior Aurora Ling wins first-ever ‘Live Life Like Tarishi’ scholarship award, an article written by Azwar Shakeel, Staff Reporter, The Daily Cal, Oct 22, 2017)