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Lotus Excellence Leadership & Scholarship Awards

  • Started in 2016 as a vehicle to recognize students of Indian descent and highlight the accomplishments of our youth
  • Five primary categories for recognition: Academics, Leadership, Community Service, Fine Arts, Sports, as they align with ICO’s core principles
  • Judges gauged the overwhelming response that we got, and using a standardization rubric, finalized the students who are being recognized today.

Meet our 2019 Judges

Abha Gupta

  • Educator and Tutor with over 20 years of experience with high school students
  • Abha has earned degrees in B. Ed., BS in Math and Physics and an MS in Physics

Anand Chari

  • Serial Innovator and Entrepreneur, founder of Gogo Inflight Services, and K4 Mobility
  • Anand has an MBA from Univ of Chicago Booth School of Business, MS from Iowa State Univ, and BS from National Institute of Tech.

Deborah St. Vincent

  • Educator and Tutor with over 35 years of experience in working with high school students
  • Deborah has earned degrees in M.Ed and B. Ed.