This scholarship was created in memory of Brahm Kanchibhotla by his family.
Brahm Kanchibhotla was born in Edubadu village of Parchur Mandal in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, India.
In 1992, Kanchibhotla came to the United States working as Business Editor for the News-India Times, handling front-page articles while also reporting on financial news. He later moved to India Weekly USA followed by The Urban Indian, both New York-based publications for the South Asian community. His work as a writer involved work on tiger conservation, restaurant workers, small businesses, and environmentalists’ reactions to the early 2000s Bush budget.
Kanchibhotla is most-known in the South Asian community for when he was Senior Correspondent at the United News of India (UNI) news wire. In his half-decade stay there, he wrote about New York City's economy and its ethnic communities as well as international news focusing on the United Nations.
In 2007, Kanchibhotla became a content editor for Mergermarket and stayed there until his retirement in 2019.