The Foundation still needs to raise US$600,000 to fully endow the $1 million Scholarship Fund. In the meantime, the Board approved the allocation of a moderate sum to be distributed in 2006 to those who wish to study and practice Buddhism but are limited by financial concerns.
This support is for individual Buddhist students, practitioners, teachers, and translators, and for Buddhist institutions that are sponsoring or developing these individuals, on a nonsectarian basis. Detailed funding policies were approved by the Board and eligibility criteria were established. A Scholarship Committee has been formed to review applications.
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Those who apply by January 15, 2006 will be notified by May 15. Those who apply by July 15, 2006 will be notified by November 15.