- In 1963, ten from our class from SPHS received the Collegiate Scholarship of 75 Kyats per month.
- After paying 15 Kyats for the school fees, those who attend as day scholars have 60 Kyats to spend.
- Sad to note that Dr. Myo San (Freddie Ba San) and U Aung Thu Yein (Brownie Way) are GBNF.
- The number of scholarships awarded vary with the scholastic years.
- In the mid 1950s, the top 25 students were awarded scholarships of 60 Kyats.
There was no tuition fees for attending college.
- In 1960, the top 100 students were awarded scholarships.
- In 1963, students from the private schools have to be in the top 40 to be awarded scholarships.
- In the early days, some medical students were awarded Army Stipend.
- After graduation, they became commissioned officers.
- In the 1960s and the early 1970s, stipends were given to eligible students.
- One student who attended Dental College in 1973 said, “I received a monthly stipend of 75 Kyats. I paid 57 Kyats for the hostel fees, and 15 Kyats for the school fees. I use the remaining 3 Kyats for riding buses. The short trips cost five or ten pyas.”
- Scholarships and stipends are being awarded by various organizations to YTU students.
- In the past few years, NorCal RITAA awarded scholarships to eligible YTU students.
Typically, a student is given $1000 for an academic year.
- Note that the purchasing power of Kyat has changed drastically over the years.
- Thanks to the Ko Htu’s and Ko Hta’s for making a difference in the lives of selected YTU students.