Son Of Indian Farmer, Born In A No-Electricity Village, Won 100% Scholarship To Ivy League School

Salena Harshini |Jul 16, 2020

Anurag Tiwari, an Indian farmer's son, has bagged the 100% scholarship to study at Cornell Univeristy in the United States,

Gaining 98.2% for CBSE Class XII tests is only another stroke of genius of this marginal farmer’s son from Lakhimpur Kheri, UP as he already got a spot at Cornell University in New York with a 100% scholarship. For the unversed, the school is among the eight prestigious Ivy League Universities.

Farmer Son Cornell
Anurag Tiwari won a 100% scholarship at one of the top US universities

The talented boy, Anurag Tiwari, is anticipating the start of his virtual courses at Cornell from 1 September. Most universities in the US are holding online classes because of the global pandemic.

He would have gone to the university in August but the current visa and travel restrictions do not allow him to. Therefore, the boy expects to go there in February 2021.

To acknowledge his feat, one must know that way until 4 years ago, Anurag Tiwari’s village did not even have electricity. He scored a whopping 100 in history. Meanwhile, he got 99 in political science, 97 in English, and 95 in mathematics. Impressive!

The farmer son will learn economics and mathematics as a major and minor at Cornell. He shared with a daily that his decision to major in Humanities and Liberal Arts was questioned a lot as they felt that it was unsuitable for boys.

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CBSE 2020 exams result

Anurag’s father is Kamlapati Tiwari – a farmer and his mother is Sangeeta Tiwari – a homemaker.  Until class V, he studied at a primary school in Sarasan, a village that is 60km far from Lakhimpur town.

Anurag qualified the entrance exam for the admissions to VidyaGyan when he was in class VI. It is a rural leadership academy in Sitapur, that specially chose economically underprivileged estimable students from rural UP.

He began his preparation for SAT since class XI and he scored 1370 over 1600. He applied to Cornell under the Early Decision Applicant category and received the call in December 2019.

Anurag said that the 2013 call letter changed his life. The motivation and the support for his big dream came from his diligent parents and three older sisters who wanted him to get the world-class education that they couldn’t.

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Cornell University

He added,

“Throughout the process, my school teachers helped me write the draft essays, preparing the projects. My essays were edited by senior counselors in Delhi who even helped me choose the colleges.”

He said that when he reached his village after class XII, people looked at hi, with high regards. Those who did not know him before came to his house only to talk to him and it gave him thrills. For the uninitiated, the farmer son is inspired by ace crickter MS Dhoni.

Cornell Student
The boy is the pride of his family and the winner of himself

His father, Kamlapati, said,

“I thought of making my son successful, but today he has made me a successful father. He taught me so much in all these years.”

Anurag Tewari said that after finishing his education and having gained some work experience, he would surely return to India to work and contribute to the education sector.

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