The first student to benefit from this scholarships program is Nima Gyalzen from Khumjung village, Nepal. His father has a seasonal job as a trekking guide, and his mother is a house wife. Nima scored very high on his SLC examination from Khumjung High School in 2008. He is one of the top ten students in his batch.
The Greater Himalayan Foundation scholarship provides Rs. 6,000 per month which is approximately US$ 80. This is sufficient to include his tuition, accomodation and a small living stipend. Nima lives in a rented room shared with his friends in Kathmandu and the students cook their own meal. We hope he will be a successful student and proves to be a role model for future GHF scholarship students.