USABCI Myanmar Scholarship Fund
About the USABCI Myanmar Scholarship Fund
The US-ASEAN Business Council Institute (USABCI) created the USABCI Myanmar Scholarship Fund to alleviate financial hardships currently confronted by Myanmar students enrolled in accredited US universities due to the current economic crisis in Myanmar.
In the 2022-23 pilot year, the Scholarship provided $5,000 merit scholarships to 55 undergraduate and graduate students from Myanmar enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions. Scholarships were used to defray academic costs required to achieve a degree, including tuition, fees, books, supplies, and equipment.
The USABCI Myanmar Scholarship will help lay a stronger foundation for the future of Myanmar’s youth – the country’s best asset to alleviate its current challenges.
The USABCI Myanmar Scholarship Fund is made possible by the strong support of its founding Chair, the late Madeleine Albright, and its initial Patron, Ambassador Derek Mitchell; fundraising efforts of its founding partners, US-ASEAN Business Council, US ICT Council for Myanmar, and Albright Stonebridge Group; an initial endowment from Chevron and contributions from Meta, The Asia Group, BowerGroupAsia, McLarty Associates and other friends of Myanmar.
The 2023-24 application cycle closed on June 15, 2023.
About the US-ASEAN Business Council Institute (USABCI)
The primary mission of the US-ASEAN Business Council Institute, Inc.℠, as a charitable organization, is to enrich the opportunities for strengthened and deeper engagement by US companies in ASEAN through a variety of educational activities and capacity building. Broadly defined, this mission also supports humanitarian activities and community engagement to help improve the lives of people in ASEAN where the Council’s companies work; support for programs to preserve and expand knowledge about the rich cultural and art heritage of the region in the US and of the US in ASEAN; and other initiatives in the fields of education, governance and rule of law, health, the environment, trade, commerce and investment that the Council’s members may propose from time to time.