The scholarship ASI so generously granted me has helped me fund my research trip to Nepal. Initially, I was unable to afford the trip and was planning on writing my paper without the first-hand experience the trip would have granted. However, because of the scholarship, I will now be able to study religion in Nepal first-hand, visiting the myriad temples that scatter the landscape and speaking with locals. This was immensely important to my project as it will help me create that personal connection between my academic work and the subject of the work.
ASI’s continued support in my academics will allow me more opportunities that enhance my undergraduate, graduate, and professional careers. As I will be pursuing a PhD program with the hope of securing a tenured professorship, the paper I’m writing will be integral to creating a body of work that defines my academic expertise. I can’t thank ASI enough for their support.