July 24, 2021

Congratulations to this year’s Bruce Bunting Scholarship recipients!

Warmest congratulations to Ms. Tashi Dema and Mr. Bikash Rai on receiving the 2021 Bruce Bunting Scholarship. Ms. Tashi will pursue a B.Sc. in Agriculture, and Mr. Bikash will pursue a B.Sc. in Animal Science at the College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan. Before this scholarship award, both Ms. Tashi and Mr. Bikash served as extension supervisors in the field offices under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forests.

The Bhutan Foundation initiated this scholarship program in 2020 to build local capacity in the environmental conservation and agricultural sector. Annually the scholarship program will support two in-service Bhutanese candidates working with the government and non-government organizations in Bhutan. The CNR is the premier tertiary education institution in agriculture and sustainable natural resources management in Bhutan.

To date, the Foundation has awarded scholarships to four candidates in total. We wish all of them the best in their degree courses and future endeavors!