Dimapur, December 4: The Naga American Foundation has announced the launch of its 2018-19 Aryo Shishak Memorial Scholarships.
The scholarships are open to all Naga/Naga-American students enrolled in studies in the United States. One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student, and another $500 scholarship to a graduate student. Interested candidates must submit an essay on their experiences as Naga/Naga-American students in the United States.
Last year’s scholarship recipients include 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). Past participants have been encouraged to apply under the provision that they are not previous scholarship recipients.
The deadline to apply is 6 pm (Central Time) on December 31, 2018. Winners will be announced by late January 2019. For more details, one can visit nafconnect.net/scholarships.
Dr Aryo Shishak Memorial Scholarships are named in honour of Dr Aryo Shishak, an early pioneer of the NAF, and a former president and board member of the organization. Dr Shishak passed away on September 24, 2017, and in October 2017, the NAF announced the renaming of its scholarships in memory of Dr Shishak’s decades-long service to the NAF and the Naga community in the US. (Page News Service)