Tertiary Education Opportunities
As I’m neither an educator nor particular familiar with scholarships, I cannot give you much of advice, but I recently came upon this WEB-site, where you can start: http://www.scholarshipportal.com/.
As your personal circumstances may not make a traditional full-time study possible or even feasible, there are several alternative options to pursue.
I would recommend you to take a careful look at distant learning or some form of hybrid / blended learning opportunities. You only have to invest in a reasonable data communication package, a laptop or tablet computer, time and of course your very own stamina.
You can find these online courses with keywords like:
- MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)
- Open University
- Online learning, distant learning or e-learning,
in a Google search.
Here are some web-sites with appropriate offers, even from Ivy League Universities:
Many of these platforms offer tuition free studies, or demand only a small fee, if a certificate is desired (mostly less than US $ 50). Mom at School may even consider to provide for such a fee for eligible cases.
For an explanation of “blended” learning, please visit: (https://www.distancelearningportal.com/articles/641/blended-learning-the-best-of-online-and-on-campus-university-education.html).
For the Apple users there is the excellent: “iTunes U”platform.
Additionally, I would like to recommend you to visit the Khan Academy WEB-site (https://khanacademy.org) to check the level of your skills and knowledge of your secondary education, or even sit for an international (US) SAT examination (https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/find-test-centers), which offers a pathway to almost every university in the world.
Online learning might not (yet) been fully recognized in Bhutan, and there were some recent issues, but that might be only a question of time. Internationally it’s progressing strongly and already fully accepted in many countries, including in the developed (Western) world. Most important, however: “Nobody can take away your knowledge, no matter how or where acquired.”
I wish you all good luck with your perseverance to advance your knowledge.