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AUW announces the Toshiba scholars program

Chittagong, Bangladesh, 25 June 2013 - The Asian University for Women (AUW) announced today that the Toshiba Corporation will sponsor scholarships for three students attending AUW from Bangladesh, India, and Myanmar. The Japanese company will provide scholarships to these young women for the course of their undergraduate education at AUW--a four year program in the liberal arts and sciences. These full scholarships will include tuition, room and board, health insurance, textbooks and supplies, and international travel. Toshiba has previously been involved with AUW through the University's internship program, hosting student interns at its Japan offices.

The Toshiba Scholars are Afsana Kabir, from Bangladesh; Nivedita Negi, from India; and Chit Su Win, from Myanmar. They will complete AUW's Access Academy curriculum in July and begin their studies in the undergraduate program this autumn.

Toshiba has strong commitment to corporate social responsibility efforts in education and environment, while keeping long involvement in technical education while keeping its long history of innovation and ongoing leadership in the technology field. Cherishing diversity is one of the fields that Toshiba also emphasizes, while supporting growth of growing economies is the key field that the company focuses currently. Under that philosophy, Toshiba's scholarship programs include schools such as Vietnam National University and Hanoi University of Science and Technology. This activity for supporting AUW will add another solution for the companies' commitment to future generations. For more about Toshiba's Corporate Social Responsibility programs, please visit

About AUW
AUW is an independent, international university for women located in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The University focuses on providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education to future women leaders, regardless of their background. AUW offers a one-year, pre-collegiate bridge program called the Access Academy, as well as a four-year undergraduate program. AUW provides need-based full scholarships to many of its students. AUW has support groups in the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Japan, and Kuwait. Mrs. Akie Abe, First Lady of Japan, serves as a Patron of the University. For more about AUW, please visit

About Toshiba
Toshiba is a world-leading diversified manufacturer, solutions provider and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products and systems. Toshiba Group brings innovation and imagination to a wide range of businesses: digital products, including LCD TVs, notebook PCs, retail solutions and MFPs; electronic devices, including semiconductors, storage products and materials; industrial and social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems, smart community solutions, medical systems and escalators & elevators; and home appliances.Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 590 consolidated companies, with 206,000 employee worldwide and annual sales surpassing 5.8 trillion yen (US$62 billion).Visit Toshiba's web site at