Graduate Scholarship Program for Tibetan Students
Stony Brook University has supported the graduate education of Tibetan students
under a scholarship program initiated by Distinguished Professor Arthur P.
Grollman, M.D. This program was created in conjunction with a visit by His
Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to Stony Brook University, where he
gave a Presidential lecture and received an honorary SUNY degree. Since its inception,
this program has been directed by Dr. Grollman and Ugen Gombo, Ph.D., the first
Tibetan to receive a Ph.D.–in Anthropology–in the United States, who served as
a Librarian at the Stony Brook University for more than 25 years.
students to date have enrolled in the Program in Public Health, supported by the
Scholarship. Kunchok Dorjee, Ph.D.,
M.P.H., mentored by Dr. Grollman, was the first to receive the MPH degree. In
view of the outstanding contributions made by Tibetan graduates, and to address
the public health needs of the Tibetan community, the scholarship program has
been expanded through the generosity of Drs. Henry and Marsha Laufer. Beginning
in the Fall 2019, the MPH Program will enroll an additional Tibetan student, providing
full support for tuition and living expenses. The scholarship program honors the
service rendered by Drs. Grollman and Gombo.
for the Grollman-Gombo Scholarship for 2019 are now being accepted at