SS Radhakrishnan Scholarship
Shobana Radhakrishnan (MS CS ‘99) established the SS Radhakrishnan Scholarship in 2020 in honor of her father, SS Radhakrishnan.
Although he held management positions in the packaging industry, Radhakrishnan was an engineer at heart, having earned a mechanical engineering degree. He successfully fixed anything that broke in the home, including electronics, mechanical devices, scooters, or cars, and he enjoyed doing it. He often invited his children to be his assistants in the repair process, which inspired Shobana’s love of engineering.
He fully supported her decision to pursue engineering, enabling Shobana to become the first female engineer in their family. His support continued when Shobana decided to pursue a graduate degree in computer science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This scholarship supports students who want to pursue their educational dreams at Illinois CS, with a focus on international on-campus MCS students with interest in groups that support women in engineering and computer science. Learn more about her inspirations to give back.