The Dalai Lama Foundation has announced its eighth round of annual graduate scholarship grants for the academic year 2018-19. Ten to eighteen exceptional candidates of Tibetan descent will be selected to receive scholarship awards of up to US$10,000.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to further the human capital development of the Tibetan people by supporting the pursuit of excellence among Tibetan students in a field of graduate studies of their choice. In order to apply, applicants must provide official documentation of enrollment or acceptance into a graduate degree program in a university in Europe, Australia or the Americas. Applicants must also demonstrate proof of Tibetan heritage.
Tibetan students residing in India/Nepal are especially encouraged to apply. The complete application form, along with all supporting documents, must be received by The Dalai Lama Foundation on or before April 30, 2018. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. Receipt of application will be acknowledged by email. Selected applicants will be contacted for a Skype or phone interview. Recipients will be announced on July 10, 2018.