We work to support education and our Scholarship Fund is to raise funding support for Mongolian students with scholarships and fellowships. In 2016-2017, we placed our first Scholarship Application call and we received 7 applications. The two winners are named the Mongolia Foundation Fellows. In 2017-2018, we received 21 applications.
Dear Mongolia Foundation Team,
I am sincerely honored to have been selected as the recipient of the Mongolia Foundation Fellowship 2019. Thanks to your generous support, I was able to invest my educational necessities such as books, a software for data analysis and a voice recorder for my ethnographic fieldwork. These investments have helped me to complete important milestones of my doctoral study at Texas A&M University. Within this academic year, I have successfully passed my comprehensive exams, had my dissertation proposal approved, and submitted grant proposals for my upcoming ethnographic fieldwork to funding agencies. It is my pleasure to highlight the contribution of the Mongolian Foundation Fellowship to my academic success.
Thank you again for your thoughtful and generous gift.
The Mongolia Foundation Fellow 2019
Dear Mongolia Foundation,
The end of the Spring 2019 semester concluded my journey at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). I graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Finance and a minor in French, as well as with Academic and Leadership Honors. I have also completed all the requirements to graduate as a University Honors Scholar.
For an international student who 100% self-financed the education and living expenses, I believe
that financial assistance opportunities such as the Mongolia Foundation scholarship help greatly
to lessen the burden and focus more on the studies in successfully completing degrees.
Thank you for your time and the trust you put in me.
Byeibitgul Khaumyen is a PhD student in Cultural Anthropology at Texas A&M
University. She received bachelor’s degree in Education from State University of
Mongolia, and master’s degrees in Human Science from Osaka University. Byeibitgul
was born and grew up in Khovd province of Western Mongolia in an extended nomad
family. Before coming to the USA, Byeibitgul worked at Khovd University- a local
teacher training institution in Western Mongolia. Her research focuses on young Kazakh
women’s experiences with an Islamic piety movement in post-socialist Mongolia. Upon
completion of her degree, Byeibitgul aims to contribute to advocacy on women and girls
in her fellow Kazakh community as well as academic and professional development of
rural tertiary education in Mongolia.
Geser Bat-Erdene is a BBA student in Finance with a minor in French at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He dedicates a significant amount of time and energy serving as the first international student Student Body President representing and protecting rights and needs of more than 15 thousand students. Since he was a freshman, he recognized the need for promoting international relations and diversity at his University and founded the Mongolian Students Society in 2015. He constantly strives to find and share resources and opportunities with people around him because he believes that a society thrives when everyone does.
Khashkhuu Otgontulga moved to the US at age 4. He has lived in Colorado until age 14 where he moved to Chicago. He is now an undergraduate senior at the Illinois Institute of Technology studying Computer Science. During the summer of 2017, he worked as a research assistant at IIT. He is passionate about coding and plans to graduate in December 2018. He aspires to be a software engineer and wants to inspire Mongolians to study STEM majors.
Erdenebaatar Erdene-Ochir is a Ph.D. student in Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from UCSB and a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard. He studies Indo-Tibetan Buddhist philosophical polemics and history of Buddhist scholastic traditions as well as intellectual histories of Tibet and Mongolia.
Tsatsral Battsengel is a chemical engineering graduate student at the University of California Santa Barbara. She completed her bachelors degree at the University of Michigan in 2016. Tsatsral is passionate about doing research and learning. One of her dreams is to improve domestic production in Mongolia. Family and friends are priorities in her life.
Enkhsaikhan Batbayar was born in Ulaanbaatar and spent his childhood with his entire extended family in Mongolia. Immigrated to the U.S, at the age of 7, he is now a college student attending University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a history major. He is currently working with undocumented students at the Educational Opportunity Program and despite his own status, he is aspiring to enter into the field of law. He is proud of his Mongolian identity and he hopes to become a role model to the new generation of Mongolian-American children.
Your donation will make an important impact on education and will help achieving aspring goals of underprivilieged students from Mongolia and American students of Mongolian heritage. We are tax-exempt non-profit organization 501(c)(3), thus all
donations are tax deductible by the US Federal Government.