Aussie envoy congratulates 26 scholarship recipientsAustralian Ambassador Peter Budd on Friday extended his congratulations to 26 individual for winning the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship at a programme in the Capital.
Australian Ambassador Peter Budd on Friday extended his congratulations to 26 individual for winning the prestigious Australia Awards Scholarship at a programme in the Capital.
The scholarship recipients will commence their graduate studies in Australia in January 2018.
Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships and fellowships funded by the government of Australia. They offer the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Budd congratulated the awardees and reminded them that they have been selected to participate in Australia Awards for their potential to make significant contributions to the development of Nepal.
Out of the 26 Australia Awards recipients, 13 scholarships were awarded to women and two to people with disabilities.
The next intake of Australia Awards Scholarships in Nepal will be announced in February 2018.
The Australia Awards programme is integral to Australia’s development
cooperation programme both in Nepal and across the region.
It is a long-standing programme with over 850 development-focused scholarships awarded in Nepal since 1960, the Embassy of Australia said in a press statement.