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Rs.1.2 Crore Scholarship Achieved by Kolluru Pooja Aparna - A Success Story

Achievement of 2 lakh dollars of scholarship by a Vijayawada Girl Kolluru Pooja Aparna –a success story worthy to be applauded and emulated.

At a time when people are crazy to go in for Engineering, Medicine and Business Management streams of education, this girl chose to select the creative sector -Film Making. While in college, she has produced some short films and documentaries. With the support and encouragement given by her parents, she was a shining star in all aspects and could get a seat in the famous Ringling Art & Design College in USA with sheer determination. What is more, she could get a scholarship of 2 lakh dollars to cover the entire educational expenses for all the 4 years of study in the College.  She is none other than Kolluru Pooja Aparna of Vijayawada. Anybody, who makes the best use of clarity in the target … avail the freedom given by parents to its best, can achieve anything they set as their target. Success story of Aparna, in her own words …

Service and creativity …


I never had the idea to do some course and settle in life. My idea is to do something creative and serve the society in my own way as far as I could. Soon after completing my tenth class, in tune with my ambition, I selected a college in Pune and completed 2 – year International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma with Physics, Economics, Spanish, English and Film Study subjects. Soon after completion of the diploma, I applied to 3 renowned colleges in America. While applying, I attached my merit certificates, awards, short film documentary to my application. Two colleges have offered 50% of the scholarship amount, but Ringling College of Arts and Design has offered me full scholarship to cover all expenses, including my pocket money for all the 4 years of the course. I felt extremely happy when I got a seat in the renowned international college with a scholarship of one crore twenty thousand rupees.

My father is my inspiration …

My father, Venkat is a photo journalist; my mother, Renukadevi is a beautician and my sister, Priyanka is doing her Intermediate first year course.  My father’s influence has played a dominant role on me and it has become a hobby for me to take photos with camera, which slowly lead to form an interest in films. When I expressed my idea to join the course in Pune, initially my father expressed some disapproval, but finally accepted my view. They never put any restrictions on me simply because I am a girl. I studied in Central School in Vijayawada and completed X class with 9.2 grade. I scored good marks in IB also. Right from my 3rd grade, I was a member of Scouts and actively participated in its activities. I participated in many of its camps in various parts of the country. In my X class, I got President of India’s award and in the same year I also got Parliamentary Award. In Central School, my classes close by 2.30 PM and during the rest of the time, I used to play table tennis and actively participate the Scouts and cultural activities.

Film making … my dream target …

I decided to take Photography and Film Making as my career after finishing my tenth class. At that time, I came to know about Mahindra College at Pune. I got the details in the internet and applied to it; got a seat and jointed … all in quick succession. Soon after the first year examinations in January, I applied for Film Making course to some colleges in America. I got admission into Ringling College in Florida with full scholarship and I am going to join it in Bachelor of Fine Arts, a 4 – year course with film making as the core subject.

Recognition with short film …

In Pune Institute, the course contained some practicals and as a part of it, I produced some short films. I conceived the script, directed it and brought out the film ‘Mad World’, which gave me a very good recognition. This film is a replica of my idea that how humans are destroying the nature and ultimately face the adverse situations they themselves have created.  I produced it when I went to Rajasthan as part of Photo Journalism subject in my course, reflecting in it the cultural heritage of our country.  During the year 2007, in the background of the explosions at Hyderabad, I produced another short film – ‘The Date’. Concept, script, camera, editing – all by undertaken by myself and it helped me to get the admission and scholarship in USA.

My strong desire is to join Discovery Channel team …

Media, to reckon with, is a force to change the society. I like to show the facets of human life to the world while mingling with media and the mob. It gives me a lot of satisfaction with a feeling that I do a service to the society. I don’t have the idea to do commercial films. In our country, I feel there are no documentaries with all the excellence they need to be. Alfred Hitchcock is my favourite director. His style is quite different from others in film making. Though not of his standard, I wish to bring out a documentary which gets applause and ovation from the entire world. I shall further improve my subject knowledge while doing the graduation course. After finishing the course, I live to work in National Geographic and Discovery channels.

Self-confidence is a source of strength …

The environment in which we have now is not conducive to the growth of girls. To overcome it, parents have to give the needed independence to the girls. Girls also should not misuse it and use it for their development. To overcome the hurdles in their progress, women should have a firm self-confidence and to make the best progress in their careers, hard work and time management are essential.

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