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Application for 2011-2012 Scholarships

posted May 16, 2011, 11:11 AM by Danny Marx   [ updated Jun 6, 2011, 11:16 PM by Lindsay Holmes ]

The 2011-2012 Friends of Mongolia Scholarship Applications are now available.  The application deadline is August 1st.  One may either mail the application to our P.O. Box (Friends of Mongolia, P.O. Box 2790, Central Post Office, Ulaanbaatar 13) or bring it by Zorig Foundation.  Please contact Lindsay Holmes at lholmes@friendsofmongolia.org if you have any questions.

The application can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/16EV7a39PNhbnwUYYEXXXS_V0GfsXoDlDQUJzs3Wip-w/edit?hl=en

The application for re-applicants can be found here:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ue2U0AIF-UXFcKdYQ9aV52XgjjeMBGgxIrDXLosOaYg/edit?hl=en

Монголын Андууд 2011-2012 оны хичээлийн жилийн тэтгэлэгт хөтөлбөр зарлалаа. Өргөдөл хүлээн авах сүүлийн хугацаа 2011 оны 8-р сарын 1. Өргөдөл болон бусад холбогдох баримт бичгээ: Монголын Андууд, Төв шуудан, Ш/х 2790, Улаанбаатар 13 гэсэн хаяг руу шуудангаар илгээх эсвэл Зориг сангийн байранд авч ирэх. Холбоо барих хүн: Линдсэй Холмс – lholmes@friendsofmongolia.org хаяг руу асуултаа илгээнэ үү.

Шинэ оюутнуудын маягт татаж авах:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/16EV7a39PNhbnwUYYEXXXS_V0GfsXoDlDQUJzs3Wip-w/edit?hl=en

Дахин тэтгэлэгт хамрагдах оюутнуудын маягт татаж авах:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ue2U0AIF-UXFcKdYQ9aV52XgjjeMBGgxIrDXLosOaYg/edit?hl=en

Scholarships for 2010-2011

posted May 16, 2011, 11:09 AM by Danny Marx

The Friends of Mongolia Scholarship Selection Committee awarded scholarships of up to 800,000 tugriks to a total of 13 students on July 9th, 2010. The Scholarship Selection Committee was comprised of D. Enkhbaatar (Oyu Tolgoi),  Gerelmaa (Zorig Foundation), Ch. Munkhjargal (Peace Corps Mongolia), and D. Sayamaa (EARC, Education Advising and Resource Center).

Khan Bank supported 6 students, the FOM Scholarship supported 5 students, the Zadrozny Family supported 1 student from Dornod, and the M-7 Women’s Scholarship supported 1 student.

Special thanks to:

Khan Bank Foundation

The Zadrozny Family

The M-7s

All of our members who donated money for the scholarship program

D. Enkhbaatar

Gerelmaa

Ch. Munkhjargal

D. Sayamaa

2010-2011 FOM Scholarship Recipients

Last Name First Name Soum/Bag Aimag School Name
Amgalanbaatar Vanchinsuren Duursak Bayankhongor Mongolian National University
Enkhbold Erdenebileg Tsagaan-Uul Hovsgol Mongolian National University
Gantulga Monh-Erdene Shar Gol Darkhan-Uul Science and Technology University
Cocorburam Dorjpalam Araikheer Ovorkhangai Science and Technology University
Tovchinsuren Delgermaa Darkhan Darkhan-Uul Mongolian National University
Enebish Battulga Bayankhongor Bayankhongor Otgontenger University
Uak Shoga Ali Hazbek Olgii Bayan-Olgii University of Defense
Tomorkhuyag Badamtsetseg Sergelen Dornod Mongolian National University
Galsanjamts Enkhlkhagva Uulastai Zavkhan Mongolian National University
Narangerel Bayarbaatar Darkhan Darkhan-Uul University of Performing Arts
Monkhtor Bayartsetseg Darkhan Darkhan-Uul Soyol Deed School
Erdenebileg Batkhuyag Sukhbaatar Selenge Mongolian National University
Baasanjav Lkhaasuren Hureemaral Bayankhongor Mongolian National University

Scholarships for 2009-2010

posted Mar 14, 2011, 7:21 AM by Danny Marx

The Friends of Mongolia Scholarship Committee selected 7 new scholarship recipients for the 2009-2010 academic year on July 7th, 2009. Along with the 12 continuing scholarship awards from 2008, these 19 scholars are some of the brightest and best students Mongolia has to offer and all promise to perform well in college and beyond.


In the first two years of the scholarship program Friends of Mongolia offered scholarships to males from rural areas studying in all fields. Beginning last year FOM began expanding the number and type of scholarships offered to students as a result of growing contributions from FOM members and supporters. The 19 scholarships granted this year are funded by 5 different scholarship funds. The following is a description of each scholarship type.

FOM Men’s Scholarship: Targets young men graduating from high school and current college/university students from the rural areas of Mongolia who show strong personal drive and determination. 3 new recipients, 2 continuing awards.

FOM Women’s Scholarship: Targets young women graduating from high school and current college/university students from the rural areas of Mongolia who show strong personal drive and determination. 1 recipient.

M-7 Women’s Scholarship: Funding generously donated by former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Mongolia in 1996-1998. The M-7 group chose to support women’s education because even though more women attend college than men, women still face significant barriers in Mongolian society. 1 recipient.

The Stanley Munson Memorial Engineering and Vocational Scholarship: This scholarship was given by the Munson family in loving memory of Stanley Munson, the grandfather of a former Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia. He was an electrical engineer and enjoyed woodworking and other such activities in his spare time. 1 recipient.

The Croft Family Scholarship: The Croft family, Layton and Allison and their two sons, established this scholarship last year. Layton served in the Peace Corps in Bayanhongor Soum and Allison served in Bayanchandmon soum and this scholarship is to honor students from those two areas. 5 recipients.

The Khan Bank Men’s Scholarship: “Khan bank”- тай хамтарсан хөтөлбөрийн хүрээнд хөдөө орон нутгаас Улаанбаатарт суралцаж байгаа 6 эрэгтэй оюутанд Хаан банкны тэтгэлэг олгож байна. The Khan Bank Men’s Scholarship began in conjunction with the FOM Men’s Scholarship four years ago with a matching grant from the Khan Bank Foundation. Since then Khan Bank and FOM have jointly funded over 20 scholarships for young men from rural communities and disadvantaged backgrounds to study in the higher education school of their choice in Mongolia. 6 recipients.

Friends of Mongolia would like to thank the following people and groups for their help with the program.

Scholarship Selection Committee: D. Enkhbaatar (American Center for Mongolian Studies), Bayarsaikhan (U.S. Peace Corps), and D. Sayamaa (Educational Advising Resource Center)

Logistical Support: U.S. Peace Corps, American Center for Mongolian Studies and Khan Bank

Donors: Khan Bank, The Croft Family, The Munson Family, M7 group donors, and all of our individual donors and members.

2009-2010 FOM Scholarship Recipients

 Last name First name Soum Aimag University or College
 Naran Enkhbayar Bayanhongor Bayanhongor Tushee College
 Munkhbaatar Battulga Bayanhongor Bayanhongor MUST
 Tumenjargal Khishigbayar Sainshand Dornogobi Mongol Deed School
 Tumurbaatar Munkhtogtokh Sainshand Dornogobi “CAH” Deed School
 Myagmarjav Myanganbuu Duut Hovd Gobi-Altai Medical School
 Ugtaa Eroolt Mogod Bulgan National Univ. Geography/Geology
 Gantulga Munkh-Erdene Sharan Gol Darkhan Uul Science and Technology Univ.
 Enkhbold Erdenebileg Tsagaan Uul Hovsgol National University, Economics
 Amgalanbaatar Vanchinsuren Bayanhongor Bayanhongor National University, Economics
 Munkhjargal Zolzaya Bayanhongor Bayanhongor MUST
 Sosorburam Dorjpalam Arvaikheer Ovorkhangai MUST
 Enebish Battulga Bayankhongor Bayankhongor Otgontenger University
 Sarangerel Batbayar Arvaikheer Ovorkhangai National University of Mongolia
 Galbadrakh Narantuya Galuut Bayanhongor National University of  Education
 Towchinsuren Dolgormaa Darkhan Darkhan Uul Darkhan Science and Tech Univ.
 Purew Tumurtogtokh Bayankhongor Bayankhongor National University of Mongolia
 Uurtsaikh Amarbat Bayan Ondor Orkhon Otgontenger University
 Tumursukh Turbold Khulunbuir Dornod National University of Mongolia
 Tungalag Buyandelger Dalanzadgad Omnogobi Trade and Industry Institute

2008-2009

posted Jun 22, 2010, 10:24 AM by FOM Administrator   [ updated Jun 22, 2010, 10:30 AM ]

On July 7th, the Friends of Mongolia Scholarship Committee selected 12 new scholarship recipients for the 2008-2009 school year. Along with the 6 repeat recipients from 2007, these 18 scholars are some of the brightest and best students Mongolia has to offer and all promise to perform well in college and beyond.

In the preceding two years Friends of Mongolia offered scholarships to males from rural areas studying in all education fields. This year FOM was proud to be able to expand the number and type of scholarships offered to students and the 18 scholarships granted are funded by 4 different scholarship funds. The following is a description of each scholarship type.

FOM Men’s Scholarship:
Targets young men graduating from high school and current college/university students from the rural areas of Mongolia who show strong personal drive and determination. 12 Scholarships, 6 were past reciepients.

M-7 Women’s Scholarship
: Funding generously donated by former Peace Corps volunteers who served in Mongolia in 1996-1998. The M-7 group chose to support women’s education because even though more women attend college than men, women still face significant barriers in Mongolian society. 1 Scholarship.

The Stanley Munson Memorial Engineering and Vocational Scholarship:
This scholarship was given by the Munson family in loving memory of Stanley Munson, the grandfather of a former Peace Corps volunteer in Mongolia. He was an electrical engineer and enjoyed woodworking and other such activities in his spare time. 1 Scholarship.

The Croft Family Bayanhongor Soum, Bayanhongor Aimag or Bayanchandmon Soum, Tuv Aimag Scholarship
: The Croft family, Layton and Allison and their two sons, graciously funded this scholarship this year. Layton served in the Peace Corps in Bayanhongor Soum and Allison served in Bayanchandmon soum and this scholarship is to honor students from those two towns. 4 Scholarships.

In addition to most if not all of their school tuition being paid for by FOM, the recipients will be invited to an awards ceremony in October and have the opportunity to take part in social and educational activities sponsored by Friends of Mongolia throughout the year. The staff and sponsors of the scholarship program enjoy getting to know the students and believes they benefit greatly from meeting each other as well.

Friends of Mongolia would like to thank the following people and groups for their help with the program.

Scholarship Selection Committee: D. Enkhbaatar (American Center for Mongolian Studies), Ts. Ariuntuya (Khan Bank), E. Jargal (U.S. Peace Corps), and D. Sayamaa (Educational Advising Resource Center)

Logistical Support: U.S. Peace Corps, American Center for Mongolian Studies and Khan Bank

Donors: Khan Bank, The Croft Family, The Munson Family, M7 group donors, and all of our individual donors.

Friends of Mongolia Rural Male Scholarship

No: Name Hometown School, Major, Class 
1Gantulga Munkh-Erdene*Shariin Gol, SelengeMongolian University of Science and Technology, Engineering, Junior
2
Ugtaa Eroolt*
Mogod, BulganNational University of Mongolia, Earth Sciences, Junior
3
Sosorburam Dorjpalam*
Arvaikheer, Ovorkhangai 
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Electronics, Sophomore
4
Jigjidsuren Erkhbayar
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
National University of Mongolia, Economics, Freshman 
5
Enebish Battulga
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
Otgontenger University, Business Law, Sophomore
6
Miyegmarjav    Miyanganbuu*
Duut, Khovd
Gobi Altai Medical College, Medicine, Senior 
7
Tomorbaatar Monkhtogtokh
Sainshand, Dornogovi
International Economics and Business College, Business, Freshman 
8
Niemsuren    Bat-Orshikh
Jargalkhan, Khentii
Darkhan Medical College, Nursing, Junior
9
Tserendavaa Luvandorj Darkhan, Darkhan Cultural College, Music Teaching, Freshman
10
Odongavaa Amgalanbaatar* Bayan-Ondor, Orkhon
Ikh Zasag University, International Trade, Senior
11
Enkhbold Erdenebileg* Tsagaan-Uul, Khosgol
National University of Mongolia, Economics, Sophomore 
12
Naidan Enkhmend Hanhongor, Omnogobi
International Economics and Business College, Business, Freshman
13 Tomorbaatar Batzul
Mandal, Selenge
National Medical University, Medicine, Freshman
14
Sarangerel Batbayar
Arvaikheer, Overkhangai
Mongolian University of Law, Japanese-Mongolian Law, Sophomore
M-7 Female Scholarship
M-7 Female Scholarship
Tovchinsuren    Delgermaa
Darkhan, Darkhan TBD, Law, Freshman
Tumenjargal Khishigbayar
Sainshand, Dornogovi
Mongol College, Bank Management, Freshman
Stanley Munson Memorial Scholarship
1
Monkjargal Zolzaya
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Engineering Systems Modeling, Junior 
2
Davaadorj Gantuya
Jargalant, Khovd
TBD, Engineering, Freshman 
Croft Family Scholarship
1
Amgalanbaatar Vanchinsuren
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
National University of Mongolia, Economics, Freshman 
Davaadorj Tuyastesteg
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
Accounting and Economics University, Accounting Management, Junior
3
Naran Enkhbayar
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
Tushee University, Civil Regulations, Junior
4
Monkbaatar Battulga
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, 
Electrical systems automation, Junior
5
Tomordagva Dulamsuren
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor National Education University, English Mongolian Language, Freshman
6
Monkhjargal Gantuya
Bayanhongor, Bayanhongor
Mongolian University of Science and Technology, Engineering Systems Modeling, Junior
*2007-2008 recipient
Alternate recipient
 

2008

posted Jun 22, 2010, 10:10 AM by FOM Administrator   [ updated Jun 22, 2010, 10:13 AM ]

Friends of Mongolia held an awards ceremony for the 18 recipients of scholarships through the FOM Scholarships Program for the 2008-2009 academic year February 16, 2009. US Ambassador Mark Minton, Public Affairs Officer Marissa Maurer, and the Croft Family were on hand at the ceremony to present certificates to the students. The FOM Scholarship Program grew significantly in 2008, and for the first time scholarships were offered to both boys and girls from rural communities.

The program has benefited tremendously from support from Khan Bank which has consistently contributed funds for 6 scholarships each year. The Croft Family (Layton, Allison, Chandamon, and Sky) also have consistently supported the program, giving funds to support 4 scholarships in 2008. The remaining scholarships in 2008 received funding support from the Munson Family, M-7 RPCV group, FOM members, and individual donors.

The annual cost of college in Mongolia continues to rise, but scholarships still average around $650 per year per student. That is a number that boggles the mind, because even modest contributions can have a significant impact on the lives of young Mongolians.

The students in attendance at the ceremony expressed their gratitude for the many people who have contributed to their educations. They were also happy to have a chance to meet the ambassador, as well as meet each other for the first time as a group. As the 2009-2010 academic year approaches, Friends of Mongolia is preparing for the next scholarship competition. However, for the time being everyone at Friends of Mongolia would like to extend their congratulations to this year's cohort of FOM Scholars.

2007-2008

posted Jun 22, 2010, 9:56 AM by FOM Administrator   [ updated Jun 22, 2010, 10:24 AM ]

Friends of Mongolia is proud to announce the twelve recipients of the 2007-2008 Friends of Mongolia Upper Education Scholarship Award. Chosen from a competitive pool of applicants from across Mongolia, these 12 young men have received full tuition scholarships to their selected universities in Ulaanbaatar, Dakhan, Uliastai, and Gobi-Altai. Friends of Mongolia wishes to thank everyone involved in the scholarship program including U.S. Mongolia Peace Corps, The Educational Advising and Resource Center, Khan Bank, and the American Center for Mongolian Studies

Also thanks are extended to Khan Bank, The Croft Family: Sky, Chaandmon, Layton and Allison, Ken Heldenfels, Mr. Heldenfels, Christine Kim, and the many Friends of Mongolia members and supports who gave so generously to the scholarship program.
2007 FOM Scholarship Recipients

Last Name First Name Soum Aimag University
Byembajav Uuganbayar Saikhan Soum Selenge Darkhan Technical School
Damdinsuren Mendsaikhan Bogd Soum Ovorkhangai Mongolian National University of Education
Ustav Ertai Ulaanhus Soum Bayan Olgii National School of Economics-Zavkhan Aimag
Baterdene Gungajav Hanhongor Soum Omnogobi Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Miyegmarjav Miyanganbuu Duut Soum Khovd Gobi Altai Medical College-Gobi Altai
Ugtaa Eroolt Mogod soum Bulgan National University of Mongolia
Odongavaa Amgalanbaatar Bayan-Ondor Soum Orkhon Ikh Zasag University
Gantulga Munkh-Erdene Shariin gol Soum Darkhan-Uul Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Enkhbold Erdenebileg Tsagaan-Uul Soum Khovsgol National University of Mongolia
Bayaraa Ganzorig Bayan-Ondor Soum Orkhon National University of Mongolia
Sosorburam Dorjpalam Arvaikheer Soum Ovorkhangai Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Edish Chuluunbold Eroo Soum Selenge Mongolian National University of Education

Selection Committee

A selection committee made up of representatives from Peace Corps, the Educational Advising and Resource Center (EARC), American Center for Mongolian Studies, and Khan Bank evaluated 30 applications for this year's Friends of Mongolia Scholarship Program. In total, FOM received 54 applications, with applications from 4 of last year's recipients. The 4 previous recipients met the criteria for receiving funding again, and 20 applications were eliminated for being incomplete, leaving 30 very strong candidates for the review committee to select from to receive 8 new scholarships. This program is made possible by the generous support of Khan Bank and private donations from FOM members and supporters such as Allison and Layton Croft and Ken Heldenfels. To read more about last year's program, click here. More information about this year's program will be available in September.

FOM Scholarship 2006-2007 Facts and Figures

posted Jun 22, 2010, 9:52 AM by FOM Administrator   [ updated Jun 22, 2010, 9:56 AM ]

Below are facts and figures for the FOM Scholarship Program in the 2006-2007 academic year, including the applicant distribution, application criteria, and timeline.

Applicant Distribution
No.AimagApplicationsRecipient name, soum
1Omnigobi2 
2Dundgobi11 
3Sukhbaatar2 
4Arkhangai8 
5Bulgan8U. Yoroolt, Modol
6Gobi Altai1 
7Dornod5 
8Darkhan9Munkh-Erdene, Sharin Gol
9Bayankhangor1 
10Selenge18Ganjiguur, Shaamar; Enkhbayar, Yoroo; and B. Uuganbayar, Saikhan
11Gobi Sumber1 
12Khovd8Myanganbuu, Duul
13Tov16Batmunkh, Zaamar
14Zavkhan9 
15Uvs5Maidar, Naranbulag
16Khovsgol10Munkhbat, Jargalant
17Khentii2 
Total171169 (8 finalists and 1 alternate were awarded scholarships)


Aimags not represented: Sukhbaatar, Ovurkhangai, Bayan Olgii
Acceptance rate: 7.8%

Application Requirements
  • Not a resident of Ulaanbaatar, or any Aimag Center.
  • High school graduate.
  • Accepted to a post-secondary institute.
  • Academic record of B or higher.
  • Under the age of 21.
  • Open only to young males.

2006 Application Time line

April 2006 - The scholarship process began, application materials were created, funds were solicited and received, and application review committee created.
July 2006 - Applications distributed throughout Mongolia by PC and VSO volunteers.
August 5, 2006 - Applications were due in the FOM mailbox (not postmarked by).
Mid-August 2006 - Review committee convened to select recipients.
August 20, 2006 - Scholarship recipients were announced.
August 23, 2006 - Scholarship funds were available for transfer.
Late August 2006 – Press conference held.
August 30, 2006 to January 19, 2007 - Scholarships were distributed by Khan Bank and FOM (using U.S. Embassy and FOM Scholarship Program funds).

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