Cetana Educational Foundation

Cetana Dickason-Young Family Scholarship Application 2024/25

The Cetana Educational Foundation seeks applicants for a scholarship that will support, given excellent academic progress, up to two years of study abroad toward a master’s degree that will prepare the grantee for a successful teaching career in Myanmar (or with Myanmar communities). Cetana Educational Foundation is particularly interested in candidates who wish to pursue further study in English as a Second Language (Second Language Acquisition). The scholarship provides up to $13,000 annually towards tuition, fees, books, and living expenses incurred during study at a university in Thailand. Applicants should be Myanmar citizens, hold the B.A. or B.S. degree, and have advanced English language skills.

Benefits of Cetana Scholarship

  • The scholarship will cover tuition and fees up to $8,000 per two-semester year for the period of the scholarship. These funds will be paid directly to the awardee’s university in Thailand by the Thabyay Foundation upon presentation of an invoice from the university. Tuition or special fees charged by faculty members or by the awardee’s program of choice are excluded.
  • The scholarship will provide a stipend in the amount of $2,500 (approximately 90,000 baht) per semester that is intended to cover living costs, books, and incidentals.


  • The applicant must be a Myanmar National.
  • The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree and have proficiency in English.
  • Study must be in Thailand and in a master’s program that will prepare the applicant to teach (preference will be given to English as a Second Language).
  • Study must be full time and students must agree to complete the program within its normal duration or two years, whichever is less.
  • Students must maintain full-time student status throughout the time of the grant and abide by all conditions of the grant, including the promise to return to Myanmar (or work with Myanmar communities abroad) for a minimum of three years after the degree is obtained.
  • Applicants must independently apply to and be accepted by a university in Thailand.

Application Deadline:

  • December 22, 2023 (Awardee will be notified by late February 2024)
  • Applications sent after the deadline will be disqualified.

To apply: