Scholarships set up in UK varsity in Lama’s name

KATHMANDU: You may find it strange to know that a university in UK has established a scholarship in the name of a Nepali student. But 23-year-old Tshering Lama has proved it true. In recognition of his outstanding academic and personal achievements, Northumbria University has decided to dedicate a number of scholarships in Lama’s name and are available to students from Nepal only.

To be known as the Tshering Lama Northumbria University Scholarships, these are available to qualified students starting their studies in the 2006-7 academic year in any of the university’s nine academic schools, at either Undergraduate, Taught Postgraduate or Research levels.

Up to 20 scholarships are available to students, and each scholarship amounts to a £2,000 reduction in the student’s first year tuition fees.

Lama is studying Master’s Degree in Public Health at Northumbria University. While pursuing BSc Honours degree, Lama had carried out a range of volunteering work helping with activities ranging from tree planting and beach surveys to fundraising to helping the elderly with their gardening.

His volunteering earned him the Millennium Voluntary Award 2004 and last year he was given Northumbria University Lord Glenamara International Scholarship. He was also named the Regional Winner and was a national finalist in the British Council’s annual SHINE Awards for international students, and as such had a personal meeting with the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair in April.

Get more information about the scholarships from the university’s authorised representative in Nepal — Alfa Beta Institute (