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Naga American Foundation annual scholarships

DIMAPUR, DEC 4 (NPN) | Publish Date: 12/4/2018 11:32:48 AM IST

Naga American Foundation has announced the launch of its 2018-19 Aryo Shishak Memorial Scholarships.

These scholarships are open to all Naga/Naga-American students studying in the United States. While one $500 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student, another $500 scholarship will be given to a graduate student. Interested candidates have been asked to submit an essay on their experiences as Naga/Naga-American students in the US. The deadline for application is 6 (Central Time) of December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced by late January 2019. For more details, the applicants can visit nafconnect.net/scholarships. Past participants have also been encouraged to apply under the provision that they were not previous scholarship recipients.

Last year’s scholarship recipients included Lanutoshi Paul (BSc in Computer Science, Miami University, Ohio), Elspeth Iralu (PhD in American Studies, University of New Mexico) and Temna Aier (Master of Arts in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary). 

Dr Aryo Shishak Memorial Scholarships have been named in honour of Dr Aryo Shishak, an early pioneer of NAF and a former president and board member of the organisation. 

Shishak passed away on September 24, 2017 and NAF renamed its scholarships in his memory in October 2017 to commemorate his decades-long service to the organisation and the Naga community in the US.

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