The Dalai Lama Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program 2018 - 2019
The Dalai Lama Foundation is pleased to announce its eighth round of annual graduate scholarship grants for the academic year 2018-19. Ten to fifteen 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. You can read the fully updated 2018 Scholarship Program Guidelines for detailed information.
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.
Please note that since 2016, The Dalai Lama Foundation only accepts online applications:
An applicant must have a Google's Gmail account. The links for the application forms can be found on the website.
Current awardees of the program who wish to renew their scholarship are required to submit a separate online renewal application
The complete application form, along with all supporting documents, must be received by The Dalai Lama Foundation on or before April 30, 2018 (11:59 PM Eastern Time). 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.
1. Applicants must have already been enrolled in or be accepted to a full-time graduate degree program at a university in Australia, Europe or the Americas
2. Applicants must show proof of Tibetan heritage and continuity of Dhanglang Chatrel (Green Book) contribution
3. Applicants are solely and directly responsible for obtaining the necessary visas to attend the University of their choice
4. Eligible candidates must be pursuing graduate studies, whether at the master's or Ph.D. level, or at a professional school
5. All graduate programs should be at least one year or multi‐year, full-time courses, offered by reputable and accredited universities
Tibetan students residing in India/Nepal are especially encouraged to apply.
Online Application Checklist:
Following documents are required to complete the Online Application Form eg in MS Word, pdf, jpeg or png formats.
- Photograph of applicant
- Curriculum vitae
- Two essay responses (refer to Application Form section 6. Essays)
- Official undergraduate transcript record
- Copy of acceptance letter or enrollment form for intended graduate institution
- Three signed written letters of recommendation (at least two academic references) Reference letters must be sent directly by the referees to email@example.com
- Copy of valid Dhanglang Chatrel (Green Book) with contribution paid up to 2017 (1st page, 2nd page & last contribution paid page)
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.