Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scholarship named for Jamphel Yeshi launched

Courtesy: Tibet Sun (www.tibetsun.com)

Jamphel Yeshi in an undated file photo taken in front of the temple at the Tibetan camp Majnu ka Tilla in DelhiPhotographer unknown

By Lobsang Wangyal | Tibet Sun

A group of young Tibetans living in the United States have launched a scholarship named for Jamphel Yeshi, the 26-year-old Tibetan who died after burning himself for the Tibetan cause in New Delhi in March.

A press statement by the group said, “The recent self-immolations in Tibet and martyr Jamphel Yeshi’s sacrifice inspired a group of young Tibetans, including former CST (Central School for Tibetans), TCV (Tibetan Children’s Village) school students, and working young Tibetans in the US, to start this one-time three-year scholarship.”

The scholarship will be provided to an exiled Tibetan student in India starting from this year’s academic session in July. The candidate will be selected from a pool of students who have applied for scholarships from the Department of Education of the Central Tibetan Administration based in Dharamshala.