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The following scholarship programs are specifically for Burmese students:
OSI's Supplementary Grant Program for Burmese students was established in 1994 to address primarily -- but not exclusively -- the needs of Burmese refugee students whose college education was disrupted due to political instability in Burma. The goal of the program is to enable these students to complete their education, as well as to assist students just beginning their academic career outside of Burma.
Applicants must be between the ages of 18-40, must be accepted into a full-time study program, must already have partial support, and must intend to return to Burma. Students who are enrolled in English as a Second Language Programs and high school are not eligible for the Supplementary Grant Program - Burma.
Grants are provided to students in three different categories: tuition - not to exceed 50% of tuition per course; living expenses - students who have succeeded in funding their tuition, either through scholarships or their own financial means, are eligible for additional housing and living funds; other - students who have secured all other funds but cannot afford additional expenses such as books, materials, health insurance, transportation to and from the school.
For students studying in Asia and Australia: March 15, 2008.
For students studying in North America, Europe: March 15, 2008.
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fax: 212 548 4652
For more information and to download the application, go to: http://www.soros.org/initiatives/
OSI Scholarship Program Contact in Thailand: Shona Kirkwood
Prospect Burma was established in 1989 and its scholarship program was started in 1992 with support from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Peace Prize funds. By funding education for young Burmese, Prospect Burma seeks to help create a cadre of Burmese who will be competent to run the country once democracy returns. Its aim is to educate those who will bring their knowledge and skills back to Burma for its future development. In 2000, it supported 80 students studying in several countries.
Prospect Burma's scholarship programme has expanded over the years and in 2006 Prospect Burma was able to make a record 200 awards to Burmese students studying at universities worldwide.
Deadline: End of March of the same year.
Prospect Burma is offering Scholarships open to people of Burmese origin who meet the following conditions:
You may qualify for an award if you are of Burmese origin and have been accepted for, or enrolled in a degree course at an accredited college or university, and are:
¨ Accepted for and/or enrolled in a first degree (undergraduate) course at a college or university;
¨ Already studying, or accepted for, a Master’s degree course;
¨ A postgraduate student who has already started on a Doctorate, or has a confirmed offer of a place to read for a Doctorate.
We give preference to applicants studying one of the following subjects:
While we do not exclude any subjects entirely, we do not give any priority to the following subjects:
We also give preference to students at educational institutions in South-East Asia or South Asia.
CRITERIA & CONDITIONS
We announce a competition each January for awards for the forthcoming academic year. Awards are for one year only, and students must apply again for subsequent years.
We help students who have a good academic record, who can demonstrate financial need and who intend eventually to return to Burma to help the democratic rebuilding of the country.
Our awards are intended as a contribution to tuition fees, academic course materials and living expenses including accommodation and food. We do not contribute to international travel, computer equipment or debts. We do not make a contribution to the costs of dependants (spouses, partners, children).
We will require successful applicants to sign a grant letter and to observe the conditions of the award. If a student fails to observe the conditions, they will be liable to repay the money and will not be eligible for future awards.
Decisions on awards are made by Prospect Burma’s Scholarship Committee and are final.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM
Answer all questions fully. Write your name in the top right hand corner of each page.
We require the following supporting documents (in English or with a translation):
¨ Proof of enrolment at a university or college
¨ Copy of any letter giving other awards
¨ Copy of recent academic records and any existing academic references you may have
¨ Copy of the personal details page of your passport or travel document
¨ Any additional information you feel supports your case.
It helps us to speed matters up if we can contact you and your referees by e-mail or fax.
Please send the completed application forms to:
Residents of Thailand:
Education Project Coordinator,
P O Box 8, Mae Ping PO
Chiang Mai 50301
Ian C Sloane
Rivermead Court, Ranelagh Gardens
London SW6 3SF
Tel: (44) (0) 207 371 0887
Fax: (44) (0) 207 371 0547
You may send a copy of the form by e-mail or fax, but the signed original MUST follow by airmail.
We do not acknowledge receipt of applications, nor do we send rejection notices. If you have not heard from us by 31 July you must assume your application has failed.
Anyone sending false documents, making untrue statements or failing to disclose all relevant information will NOT receive a grant this year or in the future.
If we have given you a grant in the past, we will only consider a new application if you have fulfilled the conditions set out in your grant letter and supplied us with a full report on your studies.
For those able to download documents written in Microsoft Word, the application forms may be obtained from Prospect Burma by E-mail, or from the Prospect Burma website at: www.prospectburma.org.
Every year application forms are available from January - March and the deadline for receipt of an application is the end of March of the same year. The deadline will be strictly adhered to and please do not send any applications after the deadline.
The Burmese Refugee Scholarship Program
The Burmese Refugee Scholarship Program (BRSP) was mandated by the U.S. Congress in 1990. It assists Burmese refugees who were forced to flee their homeland in fear of persecution by Burma’s ruling military junta for having participated in pro-democracy movements. Since 1995 the Program has been administered by Indiana University.
Each year five students who have the potential to be leaders in a democratic Burma are brought to the US to pursue training at institutions of higher education. The overall goal of BRSP is to assist these refugees in achieving a democratic society in Burma.
The grantees selected have shown leadership skills and support for the goal of a more democratic Burma through their past activities in Burma and among Burmese refugee organizations and communities abroad. They show a capacity to benefit from university level studies in the U.S. They have been designated as refugees (persons of concern) by the UN High Commission for Refugees.
Under the BRSP, the grantees are brought to the Indiana University Bloomington campus for pre-academic orientation and English as a Second Language training. Upon completion of this initial stage of the program they begin full-time enrollment in degree programs at appropriate institutions.
The BRSP grantees are enrolled in fields such as journalism, public administration, business management, public health and NGO management. They develop the professional skill and knowledge required for building a democratic Burma. In addition to their studies, they demonstrate a continuing involvement with individuals and organizations in the US and abroad that are working to bring about a more democratic Burma.
For more information about this program, please contact:
The Burma Educational Scholarship Trust, Scotland (BEST) was set up in 2003 to address
primarily - but not exclusively - the needs of
Burmese refugee students whose hopes and
dreams of higher education were disrupted due to
ongoing political instability inside Burma.
The main purpose of this programme is to support,
in cooperation with like-minded organisations,
disadvantaged students from the diverse
communities living inside and outside their
motherland, to achieve their academic goals,
equipping them with skills required for a peaceful
reconciliation and transformation of Burma.
Grants will be awarded on the basis of academic record; applicant’s long-
term goals; and financial need. Specifically, grants are given to
students who not only meet the programme criteria but who have
demonstrated a willingness and commitment to utilise their academic
knowledge to return to work on an ongoing basis for
the democratic, social and economic rebirth of
Burma, by whatever means they can.
The BEST programme has been specifically designed to provide a source
of additional supplementary funds, to students who are enrolled in academic
programmes at accredited colleges, universities, and community colleges
leading to a degree (BA, MA, PhD, etc)
BEST operate a fully funded one year residential
University Access Course for Burmese refugee
students registered in the UK studying in at
Newbattle Abbey College in Edinburgh. So far two
prisoners have benefited from this programme and
are going on to study at University in Scotland.
From Autumn 2008 a fully funded post graduate
programme for a Burmese refugee registered in the
UK will begin in the Faculty of Theology and Politics
at St Andrews University in Scotland: The "BEST
Prospect Research Fellowship" will allow the
successful applicant to study to to Doctorate level
over three years.
Applications should be made directly to
email@example.com marked "BEST
PROSPECT ENQUIRY" and should be received
by June 2008.
This 2008 programme provides funding for up to one year of study.
Students who receive funding for the 2007/2008 academic year must
reapply for subsequent years.
Deadline for 2008 is end of March 2008
For application forms go to www.burma-trust.org
Must be living in Myanmar. Those living outside the country will not be considered. Scholars must be studying in majors that have application to work opportunities in country. Student must pledge to return home for a minimum of 3 years after completion of studies. If the recipient breaks the pledge, he or she must pay back full scholarship so that another student may take his or her place. Most scholarships are for graduate studies in neighboring SE Asian countries. Only a few scholarships are available in the U.S. where colleges provide full tuition grants. Scholars are representative of all religious and ethnic groups.
SE Asia--full tuition, room and board, transportation U. S.--individual package of support will be developed with tuition granting college.
December 1. The student must be interviewed in Myanmar, and approved by U.S. Cetana Board.
Contact for information
Cetana Foundation's Scholarship for Tropical Medicine/Infectious Disease, One-Year Training, Mahidol University, Thailand, 2007
Cetana Foundation is accepting applications from Candidates who are interested in Tropical medicine/Infectious Disease one year training program at Mahidol University in Thailand 2007.
Criteria for selection:
1. Candidate must be a Burmese citizen & physician with minimal two years clinical experience after satisfactory completion of internship
2. Should demonstrate keen interest and reasonable knowledge in STDs, TB, Malaria and HIV infections,
3. Should be fluent in Written English (A personal statement should be submitted in English) and clearly understandable spoken English (TOEFL Score of 550 and above is required for University entry.)
4. There must be no Political affiliation
5. Must pass thorough Medical check up including PPD Skin test/Chest X'ray
6. Willing to sign a contract promising to go back to Burma and practive for four years
7. Willing to meet and share ID Treatment Guidelines as well as knowledge with General Practitioners every 3 months for four years
8. Willing to work with MMA (Myanmar Medical Association) - BMA - NA (Burma Medical Association - North America) and Cetana Foundation as needed and should report progress/problems to BMA-NA via email every 3 months for four years.
9. Those younger than 45 years are preferred
10. Priority given to Applicants who have NGO experience
Detailed Criteria and Applications forms will be available soon in Cetana Foundation Office at Yangon YMCA, GP society office as well as MMA main Library in Burma.
Please convey this Educational News to all your friends back in Burma as soon as possible because we are trying to select the best Candidate by January of 2007.
Grants are given to Burmese nationals who are normally resident in Burma/Myanmar and who intend to return to Burma at the end of their studies. Awards are given to Burmese students studying in British higher education institutions. They are intended as supplements to other sources of funding and are applicable to a wide range of disciplines in the arts, humanities, science and technology.
Criteria for Awards - Information for Students
The Trust can provide help to student from Burma/Myanmar who are studying at either under or post-graduate level at a recognised British educational institution. Applicants must be citizens of Burma/Myanmar and normally resident there.
There is no formal application form but applicants must provide the following information:
* Details of their permanent address in Burma together with biographical details and a note on their intended career
* Details of their course or research project and a realistic estimate of its completion date
* Full details of their current financial position and of any awards that they have received from other sources
*Details of all other applications that have been made for financial assistance, both in the UK and elsewhere
*The name and address of their academic supervisor
Trustees will consider applications primarily on the grounds of academic merit. The Trust has modest funds at its disposal and cannot act as a source of primary funding. Support can be either towards fees or maintenance costs.
Please note that in normal circumstances, the Trust does not give grants to students already in receipt of full awards from any national or international agency. It will only consider requests from students originally funded in such a manner when the original award has expired and if there are exceptional circumstances. The Trust cannot make retrospective grants or pay debts.
Students who think that they are eligible should apply to the Secretary by letter or email giving the details as requested above. Applications for grants are considered at 6 monthly intervals, in June and December. All grants are given at the discretion of the Trustees whose decision is final.
The Charles Wallace Burma Trust
22 Holyoake Walk
London N2 OJX
Attention! The Scholarship Program does not sponsor undergraduate studies, distance learning programs, short-term training, conferences, seminars, thesis writing, research projects, and fields of studies not related to development. All these requests will not be considered.
In 1987, the World Bank, with funding from the Government of Japan, established the World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (WBGSP) for graduate studies in subjects related to economic development. Each year, the Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at renowned universities throughout member countries of the Bank.
Now in its 20th year, the Regular Program has awarded 2,613 scholarships, selected from nearly 53,000 applicants. In addition, 969 scholarships have been awarded in the various JJ/WBGSP Partnership Programs for a total of 3,582 awards.
Since the inception of the Program, the Government of Japan has provided over 152 million dollars to the Scholarship Program. The Program's objective is to help create an international community of highly trained professionals working in the field of economic and social development. The World Bank and the Government of Japan require the scholars to return to their home countries on completion of their study Programs and apply their enhanced knowledge and skills to contribute to the development process in their respective regions and communities.
Starting in 1992, a number of Partnership Programs have been launched, largely to respond to the need for graduate study Programs which combine academic rigor with specialized training in the practical aspects of policy-making. The objective of these Programs is to prepare the participants for effective policy-making roles in their home countries and regions.
Application forms for the 2007 are available as:
The World Bank administers the Program through the World Bank Institute (WBI). Policy guidance for the Program is provided by a Steering Committee comprised of three Executive Directors and five senior managers of the Bank. A Secretariat for day-to-day administration is maintained within WBI.
Application forms for the Regular Program in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese as well as Applications for Japanese nationals for the 2007 selection cycle of the Regular JJ/WBGSP are available from the Secretariat from November 1, 2006 though January 31, 2007.
To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must read carefully the application procedure as outlined in documents below:
Address completed applications to:
The JJ/WBGSP Secretariat
The application together with ALL supporting documentation must be received in the Scholarship Program Office by the deadline of March 31, 2007. Applicants should make the necessary provision to ensure receipt of their application package before the deadline. The program Secretariat is not responsible of any possible delay in mail delivery.
Due to the large volume of paperwork handled by the JJ/WBGSP Secretariat , it is not possible to respond to telephone or mail requests regarding the status of applications.
APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF RESULTS BY THE END OF JULY 2007.
The Foundation has the following three kinds of support programs:
Foundation supports Boarding Houses, Schools, Teachers, Parents, and Student Scholarship Programs in India. Boarding Houses allow children living in remote areas to attend schools in larger villages. Schools like that shown on the right provide primary education to hill-tribe children. Teachers working without pay, hiding in the jungle from the Burmese forces are given a stipend. Very poor parents are given support so they can send their child to school.
Study Grants allow children to attend government middle schools and high schools where they can learn the Thai language and complete their high school diplomas. Study Grants are also given for taking language courses in English or Thai, and for vocational studies. Sukyira, shown on the left, is studying accounting at a vocational school in Mae Sot. The average Study Grant is about $166.
The Leader- Intern program seeks to educate persons who have a concern for the well-being of their people and commitment to service. In 2005, we supported over one hundred Leader-Interns in a variety of programs including business, medical studies, nursing,biology, teaching, engineering, computer science, and southeast Asian studies. The average Leader-Intern award is $702.
Child’s Dream Association is a charity organisation dedicated to unconditional help for underprivileged children in the 'Mekong Sub-Region'. Our office in Chiang Mai / Thailand serves as a base to select local humanitarian projects providing relief to street children, AIDS orphans and, in general, to children exposed to extreme poverty.
Over the past 3 years, Child’s Dream has been supporting more than 30 different projects in the Mekong Sub-Region. Our projects range from nursery schools to primary and secondary schools up to high schools and junior colleges. We always knew that the educational cycle for the roughly 6’000 children in our projects was incomplete until we could offer scholarships to highly capable youths and allow them to continue their studies up to BA - or even MA - degrees. Highly educated youths will be future leaders, will promote tolerance and diversity and will contribute to a peaceful life in the communities.
It is our goal to significantly extend the program in the years to come by selecting more students for the subsequent academic years. The overall budget for the academic year (2006/2007) is approximately THB 1,710,000 (approx. USD 44,000).
Students interested in our scholarship program can download more information here.
At the moment Child’s Dream runs a very small scholarship program. For the academic year 2006/2007 we support 9 Burmese students who will get a full scholarship for the next 4 years. This is currently only a pilot program for us but if proven successful, we will consider supporting a new group of students for the academic
year 2007/2008 and thereafter.
If you are interested in being considered for the future expansion of the program, then please apply for a scholarship through SGPB (Supplementary Grant Program – Burma). Besides running their own scholarship program, they support us logistically by collecting and pre-screening applications for us. You can get all relevant information and download their application form through the following link:
Supplementary Grant Program - Burma http://www.soros.org/initiatives/bpsai
By submitting the completed form, you automatically apply for a scholarship with both organizations: SGPB
and Child's Dream.
Please note that the application procedure will be open from January – March 2007.
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