newsdog Facebook

Naga American Foundation announces Annual Scholarship

Morung Express 2018-12-05 16:24:32

The Naga American Foundation has announced the launch of its 2018-19 Aryo Shishak Memorial Scholarships. These scholarships are open to all Naga/Naga-American students enrolled in studies in the United States.


One $500 scholarship will be awarded to an undergraduate student, and another $500 scholarship to a graduate student. Interested candidates must submit an essay on their experiences as Naga/Naga-American students in the United States, informed a press release from NAF Secretary Justin Aier.


Last year’s scholarship recipients include Lanutoshi Paul (BSc in Computer Science, Miami University, Ohio), Elspeth Iralu (PhD in American Studies, University of New Mexico) and Temna Aier (Master of Arts in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary).


Past participants are encouraged to apply under the provision that they are not previous scholarship recipients, the release said.


The deadline to apply is 6:00pm on December 31, 2018 and the winners will be announced by late January 2019.


According to NAF, the scholarships are named in honor of Dr. Aryo Shishak, an early pioneer of the NAF, and a former president and board member of the organization. Dr. Shishak passed away on September 24, 2017, and in October 2017, the NAF announced the renaming of its scholarships in memory of Dr. Shishak’s decades-long service to the NAF and the Naga community in the US.


For more details, visit