August 30, 2019

Class of 2019

Our organization is reaching a milestone—15 years!—and celebrating with seven women in line to graduate. The Class of 2019 will have the third largest group of scholars to graduate in a single year (twelve in 2015, nine in 2016).

With this year’s group, the number of students who have graduated from universities through the BMKF scholarship program since its inception in 2004 comes to 43, with six more waiting in the wings. Academic degrees include nursing, accounting, engineering, education, public health, journalism, business management, rural development, law, physician, social work and anthropology.

Meet the seven remarkable young women who make up the Class of 2019 and join us in saying congratulations and best wishes for a bright future and career!

Chadani Shrestha (Business)

“On its 15th year I want to firstly congratulate BMKF for achieving what they have till now. I am privileged to be a scholar of BMKF and more than that, I am grateful to be a small part of this remarkable family. Thank you for believing in us, believing in me, believing that we could build our future with the help that you provide.

“I thank the whole team, family, friends, the penny drive gangs, sponsors, and every person associated with the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation. I aspire to be as generous as you are. And have the courage to hold the responsibilities and love that comes with it. And I also want to say that the main thing I have learned being part of BMKF is that compassion is another name for strength.

“I am forever grateful to have met such wonderful people throughout this journey who directly or indirectly have taught me a lot about life, love, and hard work.”

Jangmu Sherpa (Nursing)

“I would like to express my gratitude for your financial help for the past three years so that I may obtain my Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Words cannot express how grateful I am. I will definitely not take this opportunity for granted and promise to give back to the community with my knowledge and skills.

“I always wish health and long life to all the helping hands of our BMKF family. Looking forward to many more years of prosperity for BMKF. Happy 15th Anniversary!”

Lhamu Sherpa (Education)

“I would like to thank all the board members of the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation and its supporters for helping me complete my bachelor’s degree in education. I especially want to thank Sonnia mam for her support in every aspect of my life.

“I think I am a lucky girl because I was given the biggest opportunity for my studies and in the process, I got to meet the greatest person. I heartily want to thank you so much Sonnia mam, for everything you and BMKF have done for me. Happy Anniversary BMKF!”

Pooja Yadav (Nursing)

“Happy 15th Anniversary BMKF! I want to express my appreciation to Sonnia auntie for your generosity in support of my studies. Your personal commitment was incredibly helpful and allowed us to reach our goal. Thank you for being the friendly and open-minded supporter that you are. Your support has brightened my career and your generosity will forever remain in my heart. I really appreciate you and my sponsors Marisa and Darren Schoen for making me a Nursing graduating student! I’ll always remember how you helped and supported me to get this wonderful opportunity.

“I can only hope that someday I’ll be in a position to repay you all by making you proud. We are forever in your debt for helping us through tough time. I’m humbled and grateful for your support. We (me and my family members) really appreciate all you have done to help us. Thank you so much Sonnia Auntie ♡ I love u ♡”

Samjhana Thapa (Social Work and Anthropology)

“I am very grateful to have received this scholarship. It is through your grace and that of my sponsor Jackie Garces that a student like me will be able to graduate and be capable to stand on my own feet. Without all of your support towards my education field, room rental, and food, l would not have been able to pay all of these fees. Thank you again for your generosity and support. I promise you that l will work very hard to eventually give something back to others and possibly a scholarship to future students like me. Happy 15th anniversary BMKF!”

Shanta Bhat (Business)

“Namaste from Butwal which is far from Kathmandu and happy anniversary BMKF! I am a physically disabled scholar and studying in BBS 4th year (bachelors business study) of management faculty which has been very difficult and challenging. My dream is to find a job as bank manager after graduation. If I become bank manager I will help and support other disabled and poor people.

“I would like to say thanks to Sonnia didi and the BMKF team for your great help, love, care, co-operation to each other and for allowing me to share my problems and difficulties with you. Without any of that, my full life would have been dark, and I would not have been able to achieve my goals. I will be done with school in May and I’m hoping we will remain connected to each other beyond graduation. I will never forget your great help and love. This kind of help and love even my parents have not given in my life. So, once again I want to heartily thank you Sonnia didi very much for your great help, love and care for me.”

Tshering Sherpa (Nursing)

“First of all, I would like to express my gratitude towards the BMKF family for everything and wish them a very happy 15th anniversary. My studies are coming to an end — three years have passed so fast! Because of the support of our BMKF family and my sponsors Sally and Deryck Wager, I am about to fulfill my dream of becoming a nurse. I couldn’t have done it if our BMKF family was not with me every step of the way. So, I will always be grateful and thankful for supporting and guiding me in the right path. I feel myself lucky that I got the chance to be part of this loving family and I will always hope for the same. Currently, I am at Birgunj for my practical course, the last leg of my training before graduation. Thank you so much one more time for the scholarship and I’m including my family in giving thanks to all of you for they always appreciate your support”