An update about our scholarships
Over the past few months we received over 300 applications for this year’s scholarship competition which closed in early April. We have awarded 93 students a grant for the 2016-17 academic year; 49 continuing students and 44 new students. The recipients are undertaking studies in 10 fields including education, law, and medical science. They have all expressed their passion for helping to build the future of Burma, and of taking the skills that they gain back to the country. We were delighted to receive so many high quality applications. Of the 18 students who graduated in 2016 so far, 66% of them have already returned to the country and 50% have already found employment.
With the new Burmese government in place the potential to dramatically alter the future of the country is greater than ever. It is vital that Prospect Burma continues to help young Burmese people to develop skills and knowledge to take back and support the development of the country.