Pani Chintamaneni was the mother of Commonwealth Education Group’s founder—Vijay Chintamaneni. Pani was an exceptional mother, wife, and philanthropist. Born on September 25, 1945, in India, she started a number of charitable groups to raise money and help students afford post-secondary education.
Pani Chintamaneni was a huge believer in empowering people through education—especially skill-based education that led to meaningful employment. Her son, Vijay Chintamaneni, wishes to follow in his mother’s footsteps to continue her legacy to help students afford their post-secondary education at the following locations:
Commonwealth College (Winnipeg)
The Salon Professional Academy (Winnipeg)
Campbell College (Edmonton)
To honour her memory and her life-long dedication to education, 24 scholarships (8 per institution) will be awarded on an annual basis to those students who best exemplify the qualities and characteristics for which Pani Chintamaneni was known. Each scholarship of $500 will be presented to students on their graduation day based on meritorious responses received through the application form provided in the link below. Please note, students who qualify for the Pani Chintamaneni Memorial Scholarship must successfully complete their program(s) on the date specified in their contract.
Your family may belong to companies, organizations, or unions that offer scholarships and bursaries to qualifying family members.
Commonwealth College’s tuition bursaries are non-repayable grants. Commonwealth College offers a number of tuition bursaries to new and returning students. Bursary amounts are dependent on the program of study and/or any special offers by the College. Students who wish to inquire about their eligibility should see their Admissions Counsellor.
To be eligible, the student must be a resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) a Canadian Citizen or a Permanent Resident and enrolled as a full-time student at Commonwealth College.
Tuition bursaries must be used in a single academic year and for a single Academic Program. The bursary amount cannot be transferred if the student wishes to transfer from one Academic Program to another.
Tuition bursaries are awarded at the completion of the Academic Program and paid directly to the person(s)/organization that provided the funds. The student must have completed all coursework, practicum placements, exams, and have successfully graduated from the program. All fees to the College must be paid in full and all commitments of the student contract fulfilled.