Announcement of Tharu Scholarship for 2018/19

Tharus and Friends Association (TFA) is pleased to announce the Tharu scholarship for the school year 2018/2019. This scholarship will be awarded to deserving Tharu students of 1-10 grade, 10+2 or Bachelor level only in Nepal. All eligible students living in Nepal can apply.

Application submission Deadline : November 15, 2018

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be Tharu.
  • Must be enrolled as a full time student at an accredited institution in Nepal.
  • Must have a good academic standing.
  • Must not be receiving any kinds of financial help from the government and/or non-government organizations.

How to Apply


  • Download the Application Form from the link at the bottom of the page. The application form can also be downloaded from the Facebook page of “Tharus and Friends Association, USA”.
  • Fill-out the form (for non-online) and send it along with supporting/required documents to:

What to include with the application

  • Mark sheets/academic transcripts that show student’s academic record or achievement.
  • Proof of your enrollment or admission (Student ID, admission receipt) in a College/University. The proof must be valid for at least another 6 months from the date of application.
  • Personal statement (one page) – family background, interest, achievements etc
  • Two (2) references with telephone or emails.
  • Proofs if you are claiming for extra-curricular activities or disability or son/daughter of a kamaiya family.
  • One passport size photo.

Scholarship Granting Period

  • Scholarship shall be granted one year.
  • Funding may be discontinued if recipient performs poorly or misuses the fund, or drop his/her studies

Selection Criteria

  • Academic intelligence – full-time student with good academic performance.
  • Economic condition –  priority to students from low-income families.
  • Geographic region – priority to students from relatively underdeveloped districts.
  • Priority to disable and Kamaiya students.

Announcement of Recipients

  • Scholarship recipients will be announced in early 2019 and winners will be notified via email or phone or any other appropriate means of communication.

Responsibilities of Scholarship Recipients

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Provide progress report (e.g. mark sheets/transcripts) of his/her studies once the exam results are out.
  • Provide a testimony on the award you have received.
  • Comply with the rules and policies of TFA’s scholarship program.

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