BMKF Scholarship Application


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BMKF awards higher education scholarships to underprivileged Nepalese women for bachelor’s degree or trade school programs. We support academically motivated women students who have great financial need and other challenges to education, including caste, ethnic group, disabilities, and life situations impacted by human trafficking, natural disaster, and other factors. Priority may be given to candidates from remote regions outside the Kathmandu Valley, who typically have less access to higher education opportunities.

BMKF scholars who maintain good academic standing may apply to renew their scholarships each year until they graduate.


Candidates must submit ALL of the following documents:

  • BMKF Scholarship Application
  • Personal essay
  • High school transcripts
  • 3 letters of reference
  • SLC and/or HSEB (10+2) exam results*
  • BMKF Estimated Expenses form

Our selection process: The BMKF Education Committee will review application materials and make recommendations. Scholarship finalists will be invited to interview with the BMKF program manager and our board members in Nepal in late November. We may also request a home visit. We will notify and announce scholarship winners in early December.

* Note: If you do not receive your SLC or HSEB exam results by November, please inform BMKF program coordinatorMs. Neema Sherpa about your situation.


If you have questions about our scholarship application process, please contact program coordinator Ms. Neema Sherpa in Nepal by email at, or text or call +9860808279. In the U.S., contact Erin Inclan at


Read the application guidelines. Print and complete the BMKF Application and Estimated Expenses forms:

1. Application Guidelines

BMKF Application Guidelines.doc
BMKF Application Guidelines (PDF)

2. BMKF Scholarship Application 2016

BMKF Scholarship Application.doc

3. Estimated Expenses

BMKF Estimated Expenses (Rs.)

Contact Us

For more information or assistance, please contact our BMKF program coordinator in Kathmandu, Nepal:

Ms. Neema Sherpa
Cell: + 9860808279