“Thank you so much for the scholarships you have provided for me in hopes of being a good nurse! Thank you BMKF for your full support and guidance!”
— Lali Kumari 2016
“BMKF supports me a lot, since my economic condition is weak, I was not able to get chance of higher education. After getting support from it, I am able to afford my higher education level.”
— Manisha Shah 2017
“If I have not got help of BMKF for my bachelor education, I would be like a fish without water.”
— Pratima Lama 2015
“I am very thankful to you for providing me such a great opportunity. Because of this, I got a great platform to move ahead in my life and the support of your organization means a lot to me, in my life.”
— Rama Poudel 2015
“If I wasn’t able to get a scholarship from BMKF, I wouldn’t have been successful. Thank you.”
— Yami Magar 2015
What’s New this Month
The Penny Drive is seeking matching gifts!
Young Phoenix and her penny partners have raised almost $2,000 on their own and they are currently looking for matching gifts to help them reach their $5,000 goal by September 30th. Would you like to join in?
Deep gratitude to each generous person who has donated to the penny drive already and many thanks to the businesses who are helping with the collection:
Determined to Elevate Women’s Voices in Nepal: a New BMKF Scholarship for Mass Communication and Journalism.
In 2018, the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation will be offering a designated scholarship for a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Journalism (BA MCJ).
We believe it’s essential to promote women’s voices in the media, and this scholarship is our next step in providing Nepalese women the skills and confidence to have their voices heard in an increasingly impactful and widespread way.
Media is a fast growing industry in Nepal. The prevalence of digital technologies has helped spur an expanded range of job opportunities from content writers, bloggers, and newspaper editors to professional anchors and TV hosts. Stories shared in the media have the power to shape local, national, and global opinions — to influence everything from fashion trends to politics and gender power dynamics.
In the 14 years BMKF has been awarding scholarships, only one scholar has decided to pursue a journalism degree. Designating this new scholarship specifically for Mass Communication and Journalism is our next big step in empowering Nepalese women to raise their voice and be heard.