Swega Swaminathan from Tamil Nadu's Erode district has received a full scholarship funding her bachelor's degree in Chicago University, USA. Swega is a daughter of a farmer from the village of Kasipalayam, Erode. The scholarship amounts to INR 3 crore.
She received a letter of acceptance in which Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid of the University of Chicago, James Nondrof wrote, "Congratulations! It is my great pleasure to inform you that you have been admitted to the University of Chicago's Class of 2026."
Swega mentioned that she is raised in a state where girls of her age are given in marriage. She expressly stated, "I will have the privilege of studying at the world's topmost institution on a full scholarship worth 3 crores — it is an emotional moment for me and my parents."