The Tsering and Pencho Rabgey Medical Education Fund is a grant of 600 USD to be awarded to two Tibetan medical students in India at the intermediate stage of their medical education. Recipients will have the opportunity to be mentored by advanced medical practitioners and healthcare professionals who are committed to fostering compassionate healthcare, global health equity and community well-being. Candidates should demonstrate strong academic and clinical performance as well as outstanding dedication to the care and service of others. The aim of the award is to nurture the medical education of promising Tibetan medical students in India who demonstrate uncommon character, integrity and humanitarian spirit. This scholarship honors the legacy of Pencho and Tsering Rabgey in their unwavering devotion to the education of Tibetans from underserved communities and to their commitment to community service and compassionate care for others.
The selection for the Tsering and Pencho Rabgey Medical Education Award will be based on an evaluation of candidates’ achievements, record of commitment to service and potential to contribute to the quality of medical practice in Tibetan communities. The following criteria will be taken into consideration during the selection process:
An application will consist of:
Personal Statement: The candidate's personal statement should convey their intentions and aspirations, why they think they should be given the scholarship and explain how they plan to make a difference in serving the medical or healthcare needs of communities in India.
Letters of Recommendation: The application requires two letters of recommendation from medical professionals or faculty advisors who can attest to the candidate's capabilities, skills and performance as a medical student, researcher or practitioner. The third letter of recommendation should come from a mentor who can attest to the candidate’s character, qualities and commitment to service.
Applications are due October 28, 2023. Please email materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.