Prospect Burma is delighted to announce the Hla-Pe Scholarship at SOAS, is now open.
The scholarship commemorates the legacy of Professor Hla Pe (1913-2007), Emeritus Professor of Burmese in the University of London, who came to London as a State Scholar in 1938. On completion of his Diploma in Teaching, Prof. Hla Pe joined SOAS where he taught a succession of devoted students, and published many articles and books on Burmese language, literature and culture. Prof. Hla Pe retired from SOAS in 1980 and returned to Burma with his wife, Daw Than Mya, to live in Mawlamyine. It was the wish of Prof. Hla Pe to establish a lasting educational legacy between Burma and SOAS.
This scholarship embodies the values of both Prof. Hla Pe and Prospect Burma, which seeks to invest in a positive future for Burma through its young people. Prospect Burma’s scholarship programme opens doors to educational opportunities currently unavailable and underfunded within Burma. Scholars are expected to return home to apply their skills and participate in the development and nation building of Burma.
The successful applicant will receive funding of £16,000 to offset the tuition fees on a Masters degree at SOAS. In addition, scholars will receive free student accommodation at ISH in an extremely welcoming environment for overseas students, situated near the heart of London and within walking distance of the main SOAS campus in Russell Square. One Professor Hla Pe Memorial Scholarship will be available for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years
If you would like to apply, please find more information at the SOAS website here: http://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/scholarships/the-prospect-burma---hla-pe-memorial-scholarship.html