The first round of open applications for Khyentse Foundation scholarships has been received, reviewed, and awarded. Three individuals and a Buddhist organization received scholarships for Buddhist study and retreat. The Scholarship Committee is now accepting applications for the next round of awards. The committee gives special consideration to applicants who have shown initiative to independently earn and save part of the funds necessary to study or practice the Buddhadharma. The application deadline is July 15, 2006.
After extensive research and planning, KF set up the designated Scholarship Program for Cambodian monks by teaming up with the Khmer-Buddhist Education Assistance Project (KEAP). The first two Cambodian monks were selected to receive KF scholarships to further their studies in the Theravadan tradition in Sri Lanka.