Oxford varsity scholarship

KATHMANDU: Shrochis Karki of Biratnagar has been selected for the Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship to pursue graduation from Oxford University. The scholarship is worth up to $50,000 per year for a maximum of six years.

Karki was selected from among thousands vying for this highly competitive scholarship. Studying in Kenyon College in Ohio, United States, since the fall of 2005, this talent credits this success to his professors and friends.

Karki earned the highest honour this spring for his research titled “The Future of Nepal: Civil Society Organisation, Millennium Development Goals and Development Strategies”. Twenty-year-old Karki is keen on politics and aims to pursue his career in either civil society or politics.

He has double-majored in International Studies and Political Science. He would be doing a development studies course in Oxford University for up to six years. Active in governance, Karki, has served as captain of a Model UN team.

The Jack Kent Cooke foundation claims to encourage and support outstanding students having a wide range of interests and a strong will to succeed.