The Dalai Lama Foundation (DLF) announced the 2018 Tibetan Graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) Scholarships for full-time Tibetan graduate students studying in Europe/Australia/North America. This program is a scholarship grant of up to US$10,000 that will be awarded to around 18 exceptional candidates.
“The scholarship program aims to encourage Tibetans students in a graduate field of study relevant to the times, which has the potential to contribute to the welfare of humanity and the Tibetans. 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.” said the press release from the organisation announcing the scholarship.
The press release also added that since its inception in 2011, more than US$1.4 million has been dispersed in grants to almost 100 Tibetan students, 23 of whom were Ph.D. 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 many others.
The primary condition is that the applicants must provide a proof of Tibetan heritage with the official documentation of their acceptance into a graduate degree program at a university in Europe, Australia or North America. It is also informed that the current recipients wishing to renew their scholarships need to submit a separate renewal application.
“The complete application form, along with all supporting documents must be submitted online by April 30, 2018 (11:59 PM Eastern Time) via http://dalailamatrust.org website. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Receipt of the application will be acknowledged by email. Selected applicants will be interviewed over the phone or Skype. Successful recipients will be announced on July 6, 2018.” it added.