The International Buddhist Education Foundation (IBEF) established the IBEF Fellowship to encourage Buddhist Monastic students who need financial aid to study Buddhism and complete their studies at the University of the West (UWest). Like Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, the University of the West (UWest) is also a nonprofit and WASC accredited liberal arts university just outside of Los Angeles. It is committed to providing a whole-person education, nourishing mind, body, and spirit, and facilitating cultural understanding and appreciation between East and West. Moreover, this unique approach underlies all academic offerings and gives UWest its unusual character. UWest believes in learning with, from, and on behalf of others, and encourage our students to forge their own path.
The University of the West offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to international students. These are based on several factors which include academic merit, need basis, sports ability and many more. Further, in association with IBEF, the University of the West provides one of its trademark fellowship to international students seeking to pursue Buddhism studies.
For Every Spring and Fall semester.
However, this fellowship is not available for non-degree seeking students. Nor can a fellow take this fellowship in conjunction with IBEF scholarship.
Further, the fellowship entails 150 hours of work per semester at the University of the West.
Students applying for the International scholarship must be Buddhist monastic. Further, s/he must fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
New students can submit the Fellowship application when applying for admissions. While the current students can submit the Fellowship application to IBEF Liaison Officer. Further, the candidates must submit the following documents along with the application form to apply for the fellowship.
Once the candidates accumulate all their documents in order, they must submit their documents along with the application by mail to the following address
Atten: IBEF Scholarship/Fellowship
University of the West
1409 N. Walnut Grove Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770
The Applicants must submit their application along with the required documents no later than May 1, 2019.