We are pleased to announce four scholarship recipients for the January, 2008 round of open applications.

1) A psychologist from Chile will use his KF scholarship to attend the summer program in Buddhist studies at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu. This recipient’s aspiration is to create a therapeutic center in Chile that will combine conventional therapeutic tools with mindfulness-based practices for mental health.

2) A Thai student received a scholarship to use toward a graduate degree in Buddhist Studies and South and South East Asian studies. This recipient began training at a Buddhist Monastery at the age of 8. He was then sent to Sri Lanka at the age of 15 for further studies. Under the guidance of Ven. Prof. KL Dhammajoti, he began studying Buddhist scriptures in Pāli and Sanskrit and took courses in English and Chinese language. He received a bachelor’s degree from the International Buddhist College in Thailand in 2008.

3) A South African student was awarded a scholarship to pursue dharma studies at Nitartha Institute.

4) An Indian student was awarded a scholarship to study Tibetan in Dharamsala to quality for PhD program in Buddhism.

Deadlines for applications are January 15 and July 15 of each year. For more information, visit the Scholarships Page of the KF Web site.