The Oxford India Centre for Sustainable Development (OICSD) in Somerville College, Oxford, has instituted a new scholarship for law students, named after late Ratanshaw Bomanjee Zaiwalla – one of the first Indians to qualify as an English solicitor in 1925.
The scholarship has been instituted by his son, Sarosh Zaiwalla, who is a senior London based lawyer. The first recipient of this scholarship is Shreya Prakash, a graduate from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru. She is enrolled for the Bachelor of Civil Law course in NLSIU.
Zaiwalla said: “My aim to create the scholarship is to give opportunity for young Indians who wish to study law in a prestigious university like Oxford University but are unable to do so because of financial constraints”.