International Buddhist Education Foundation invited IBEF Scholarships 2018 applications from eligible candidates, apply UWEST Scholarship 2018 http://www.uwest.edu…..
The International Buddhist Education Foundation (IBEF) established the IBEF Scholarship to encourage outstanding students who need financial aid to study Buddhism and complete their education.
- $4,500 each semester for PhD degree students;
- $3,500 each semester for MA or M. Div degree students;
- $3,000 each semester for BA degree students.
- Not available for non-degree seeking students.
Number Of Scholarships Awarded
Approximately 50 IBEF Scholarships are awarded each semester, this number may change depending on circumstances.
UWEST International Buddhist Education Foundation Scholarships – Eligibility
A) The following students are eligible to apply
New or current students in the Department of Religious Studies and Department of Buddhist Chaplaincy at the University of the West, who are agree with the concept of Humanistic Buddhism, and not currently receiving any other form of a full scholarship.
Applicants must fulfill the following requirements
a) Have a Term GPA and Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above.
b) Be a full-time student: Undergraduate applicants must enroll in a minimum of 12 units per semester; Graduate applicants must enroll in a minimum of 9 units per semester.
The required age limit is as prescribed in the official notification of International Buddhist Education Foundation Scholarships.
B) Completed IBEF Scholarship application form
C) Official Transcript (in English) of the highest education
D) Two letters of recommendation. If the applicant is recommended or sponsored by a center or organization under the FGS system, one of the two recommendation letters must be provided by the head of the Dharma center or the affiliated organization.
E) IBEF Essay (for new, first-time applicants)
Application Deadline – Expected
A. November 15, and May 1 of every year.
B. New students can submit the application for scholarship when applying for admissions.
C. Current students can submit the application for scholarship to IBEF Liaison Officer.
Since the IBEF is administratively separate from U West, it is not possible to transfer documents in U West’s files to students’ IBEF scholarship packages. Consequently, it is imperative that applicants submit all the required documents in their application, since U West cannot transfer documents from its files to those of the IBEF.
Any student from with prescribed qualifications can apply for the scholarships.
Students enrolled in double majors/degree programs may only use their IBEF Scholarship to finance majors/degree programs relevant to Religious Studies and/or Buddhism (e.g. the IBEF scholarship cannot be used to finance a second major in Business Administration).
The IBEF Scholarship is awarded for the same amount of semesters whether the student is in a single or double major degree program (e.g. a student doing one MA and a student doing two MA simultaneously may both only receive the IBEF Scholarship four times). Students doing PhD program later transfer to DB Min program, or vice versa, may only receive the scholarship eight times.