Nawang Paljor was the recipient of the 2012 Greater Himalayas Plus 2 Scholarship.
He is currently studying at St. Lawrence beginning of July (11 and 12). He will be focusing his studies on management, which includes Nepali, English, hotel management,travel tourism and accounts
Nawang is one of two kids in a single mother family. His father perished on Everest. Coincidently, the foundation hired his mother to work in the monastery kitchen at Phortse while the artist was working on a cultural restoration project.