Nepal’s National Newspaper Awards Scholarships to Webster University Thailand Students

| April 25, 2014
Webster University Thailand Nepal scholarship

Shova Gyawali (director, NRM) presented scholarships for Nepalese students to attend Webster University. Ratish Thakur (Webster University Thailand rector), Kosmos Biswokarma (editor-in-chief, Republica) and Phillip Gwaltney (head of Student Affairs, Webster University Thailand) also took part in the ceremony.

Republica, the national newspaper of Nepal, has presented major scholarships to Nepalese students to attend Webster University in Thailand.

Finalists in the “Republica Sponsors You to Webster University” program had been selected from thousands of applicants, with the pool narrowed via an essay contest and exhibition of debate and presentation skills.

At the event where the winners were announced, the publication’s director, Shova Gyawali, presented a full-tuition scholarship to Ujjwal Dandekhya, as well as 50 percent scholarships to fellow Nepalese students Roshan Adhikari, Subhay Manandhar and Sanbik Twanabasu.

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Khil Raj Regmi and Webster University Thailand Rector Ratish Thakur attended the scholarship award event.

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Khil Raj Regmi was among the dignitaries attending the scholarship award event.

Webster University Thailand rector Ratish Thakur and director of Student Affairs Phillip Gwaltney were in attendance for the presentation. The event was graced by the presence of many prominent Nepalese dignitaries including the former prime minister Khil Raj Regmi.

The scholarship awards reflect the students’ promise and the academic quality of Webster University; the initiative itself is also a sign of Webster’s growing reputation in southeast Asia.

“This is also a mammoth step for Webster University Thailand in establishing a reputation in Nepal,” said Samrat Ray Chaudhuri, director of Marketing and Enrollment at Webster University Thailand. “From a marketing perspective, this is tremendous.”

Chaudhuri thanked the representatives in Nepal and Webster alumnus Prabaal Saaka for orchestrating the project. They hope this will inspire and enable many more top-quality students from Nepal to attend Webster.

Tags: ,

Category: Advancement, International & U.S. Campuses, Student Affairs and News

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Kit Jenkins says:

    Ratish, this is brilliant! Well done! kit