Greg Whiteside Memorial PhD Scholarship 

Greg Whiteside played a crucial role in the establishment of the Rangjung Yeshe Institute and served as its first Principal, until his sudden passing in 2018. Greg was passionate about promoting Buddhist philosophical education by means of a pedagogy that draws on the best in both, the modern academic and the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. In his memory, RYI has established this scholarship package. 

The scholarship package consists of: 

  • 100% of the tuition fee for a PhD candidate for one year, renewable for a maximum of three years, depending on the student’s progress 
  • Graduate academic assistantships, assigned on a semester basis.  

Eligibility: who can apply? 

This scholarship is intended for doctoral students enrolled in RYI’s PhD program and will be awarded to outstanding applicants.  

Timing and Award Decisions 

Successful applicants are notified of the award by email. 


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