Dalai Lama Foundation scholarships for Tibetan graduates

By Tibet Sun Newsroom

MCLEOD GANJ, India, 11 April 2018

The Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF) has announced 18 scholarships for Tibetan Graduates (MA and PhD) Scholarship Programme for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Europe, Australia, and North America.

A scholarship grant of up to US$10,000 will be awarded to 18 exceptional candidates, as a supplementary bursary, said a press release from the Foundation.

The scholarship programme aims to encourage Tibetan students in a graduate field of study which has the potential to contribute to the welfare of Tibetans in particular and humanity in general.

The Dalai Lama Foundation was established to support the advancement and welfare of the Tibetan people, the culture and heritage of the ancient civilization of Tibet, and the promotion of the deep-rooted values associated with that culture and people.

Since its inception in 2011, more than 1.4 million USD has been dispersed in grants to almost 100 Tibetan students, 23 of whom were PhD candidates. Recipients were enrolled in universities such as Harvard, Yale, Columbia, New York, McGill, Oxford, Cambridge, the London School of Economics, Sciences Po (the Paris Institute of Political Studies), and others.

Applicants must provide official documentation of their acceptance into a graduate degree programme at a university in Europe, Australia, or North America. Applicants must also provide proof of their Tibetan heritage.

Current recipients who wish to renew their scholarships are required to submit a separate renewal application.

The complete application form, along with all supporting documents must be submitted online by 30 April.

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