Center for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (CLE) has launched a full scholarship program titled the Audacious Intention Maker’s (AIM) to provide disadvantaged students in all districts of Nepal with the opportunity to study BSc Hons. in Hospitality Management (BHM) in partnership with the Academy of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management (ACA) located at Lagankhel.
The program aims to offer full scholarships to 200 deserving students who wish to pursue higher education in Hospitality Management. This groundbreaking scholarship will be offered to one male and one female from each of the 77 districts in Nepal, one male and one female each from each of the 7 other SAARC nations, 12 students with disabilities, 10 students from LGBTQIA, and 10 refugees residing in Nepal.
Tourism is one of the main pillars for sustainable economic transformation in Nepal. Therefore, the program aims to provide even the most economically disadvantaged youth with the abilities and desires to get the education and skills they require for a career and life around tourism. The AIM Scholarship Program aims to offer deserving youth from across the nation an opportunity to achieve their career aspirations.
To qualify for the scholarship, resident Nepali students must have passed grades 8 through 12 in public schools in their respective districts. The scholarship application process will commence on May 2, 2023. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship program, and interested partner institutions are invited to step forward to support this noble cause. The first intake is set to commence their education in October 2023.
This program will be sustained through various revenue-generating models. Additionally, the college will collaborate with various national and international agencies and organizations to raise funds for the scholarship program. The scholarship fund will cover tuition fees and other expenses related to the education of the 200 recipients of the scholarship over the course of four years, including accommodation costs for 18 months.
The Audacious Intention Maker’s Scholarship Program is a step towards promoting equitable access to education and empowering disadvantaged students to pursue their academic and career aspirations while developing into exceptional leaders. CLE has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Lead Nepal Inc. (LNI) with the aim of Mr. Anil Keshary Shah, Chairperson of LNI, and others as required, to be the Leadership Mentor of the recipients of the scholarship program. The objective is to ensure that these individuals not only master their respective course of study but also learn the skills to evolve into exceptional leaders over the course of four years.