BMKF Scholarship Application

NEW! Mass Communication and Journalism Scholarship

This year the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation will award a designated scholarship for a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism. Journalism is a growing field in Nepal. We believe it’s essential to promote women’s voices in the media.

This year the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation is trying something new:  In 2018, we’re offering a designated scholarship for a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism (BA MCJ). We chose this exciting focus in consulation and conversation with our Nepal team, including program staff, board directors, and alumni.

Why Media and Journalism?

Historically, many BMKF scholars have pursued degrees in nursing, business, teaching, and social work. Recently, we’ve seen more diversity in the fields candidates wish to pursue, including STEM and law. So far, only one BMKF scholar has pursued a journalism degree. We see this as an opportunity.

Thanks to digital technology, media is a fast growing industry in Nepal. With a number of private publication houses, TV channels, websites, and radio stations, the scope of job opportunities is wide, ranging from content writer, blogger, and journalist, to newspaper editor and administrator, to program hosts and professional anchors for the media and events. Also important, the news and stories we share in the media have the power to shape local, national, and global policies, opinions, and perspectives — to influence everything from fashion, trends, and memes, to education, politics, and gender power dynamics. Women’s voices are needed in the media.

BMKF’s Mass Communication and Journalism Scholarship will provide an opportunity for a Nepalese woman to develop her voice, confidence, skills, and platform to make an impact

About BMKF scholarships

BMKF awards scholarships to underprivileged Nepalese women for higher education, including bachelor’s degrees and trade school certificates. We support qualified, motivated women scholars, who have great financial need and various challenges that limit access 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 regions outside the Kathmandu Valley. Scholars who remain in 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


  1. May 1, 2018 – The BMKF Scholar Application opening date.
  2. Oct 15 – Application deadline.
  3. Oct 15-Nov 1 – Our Nepal staff will review application documents to make sure candidates meet scholarship requirements and that applications are complete. 
  4. Mid November – Scholarship finalists will be invited to interview with BMKF’s Nepal team, including staff, board members, and representatives from partner organizations.
  5. 1st week of December – BMKF will notify and announce the 2018 scholarship winner.

* Note: If you have not received your HSEB exam results, please contact our Nepal office to inform us about your situation.


If you have questions about the scholarship application process, please contact:

Ms. Rama Poudel,
BMKF Office Manager (Kathmandu)
Office:  01-4358284
Mobile: +9860808279


Deadline: October 15, 2018

The application process for our 2018 Mass Communication & Journalism Scholarship is open! Please read the application guidelines. Complete the BMKF Scholarship Application and Estimated Expenses form and submit, along with all required documents, by October 15, 2018.

1. Guidelines 

> Application Guidelines 2018

2. Application

> BMKF Scholarship Application 2018

3. ExpenseForm

> Estimated Expenses Form 2018

Contact Us

For information or assistance, contact:

Ms. Rama Poudel,
BMKF Office Manager (Kathmandu)
Office: 01-4358284
Mobile: + 9860808279

Scholarship candidates also may contact us by email. Please submit your application materials to: