The Red Thread Foundation for Women is proud to announce award recipient for the 2015-2016 academic year! Our winner was chosen from a pool of highly accomplished applicants based on written essays explaining the impact of their international background, academic and career goals, and recommendations. Our award winner is truly impressive, demonstrating academic excellence, community leadership, a desire to excel, and a commitment to improve the world around them.

MeeraMeet Meera Radhakrishnan, our 2015-2016 Red Thread Scholarship Winner! With deep cultural roots in India, Meera currently lives with her family in Boca Raton, FL. This coming fall, she will be a freshman at Standford University. Describes as a “role model of our ideal learner” by her teachers, Meera has demonstrated a love for learning, taking 18 Advanced Placement exams and earning numerous distinctions and honors. In addition to being a serious student, Meera feels a strong connection with her South Indian heritage.  In her application essays, Meera wrote: “Even growing up in the United States, I have an unwavering connection to Indian culture; not only because I actively explore an didentify with my heritage, but also because my knowledge or Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam, south Indian styles of classical singling and dance, connect me a a deeper level.”

Meera plans to study biomedical engineering.