What’s New this Month

March 2018
Save the date for GiveBIG on May 9th!

This year, we celebrate Shanta who is earning her degree in Business Studies.

More to come!

Current Scholars

Business Studies
Chadani Shrestha '19
Shanta Bhat '19

Geomatics Engineering
Susmina Manandhar '20

Lhamu Sherpa '19

Binita Davkota '21
Saniya Giri '21
Nimiska Pandey '20
Anisha Gautam '21

Pooja Yadev '19
Tshering Sherpa '19
Jangmu Sherpa '19

Social Work
Samjhana Thapa '19

nepal mandala travels
Thank you to Nikita and Sandeep Sakya of Nepal Mandala Travels for hosting our 2017 BMKF scholar interviews!

What does it take to get from Seattle to Nepal?

6,951 miles…
19 ½ hours on planes…
13 ½ hour’s time difference…
4 suitcases…
2 full travel days…
1 night in South Korea…

2 hearts, beating in anticipation of meeting with scholars, graduates and board members in Kathmandu. Hearing more of their stories. Seeing the new office in Kathmandu. Exploring the region.

Pigeons Boudha by ErinPhoto By: Erin Inclan

Sonnia and Shannan are just days away from this amazing journey. For Sonnia, it has been four years since she’s traveled to Nepal. She is looking forward seeing everyone again, as well as meeting 11 scholars that she hasn’t yet met in person! She can’t wait to introduce Shannan to chiya (Nepali tea) at some of her favorite hangouts with the many dear friends she has in KTM.

Shannan, on the other hand has never been to Nepal. She’s excited to share this journey with Sonnia as they celebrate International Women’s Day and the 14th Anniversary of the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation with the staff, board, current scholars and alumnae.

Lake Phewa Pokhara by Kate CoffeyPhoto By: Kate Coffey

Perhaps the most exciting part will be catching up with all the latest successes of our young women, professional and personal, and letting them know in person just how proud we are of all of them.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram as we will post pictures and updates throughout the trip.

Prayer Flags by EllynPhoto By: Ellyn Norris