Dristi Manandhar Wins First UO Scholarship for Student from Nepal

The University of Oregon has awarded its first scholarship dedicated to a student of Nepal. The winner was Dristi Manadhar, a master’s degree student in Architecture.

 A graduate of Tribhuvan University, Dristi is especially interested in housing. Following the 2015 earthquake, she worked with the Nepal Engineering Association on a Rapid Visual Damage Assessment in Lalitpur. With other TU alumni, she formed an organization AASHRAYA to provide better transitional shelters for survivors.

The scholarship was created by UO following the 2015 earthquake as an act of solidarity with Eugene’s sister city. The $30,000 annual award is intended to help a Nepalese student cover tuition costs. The scholarship can be awarded to either a graduate or undergraduate student in a field of study that enables the student to return home and contribute to the future of Nepal.

Association Business

EKSCA has grown, and the Board of Directors has taken several steps to meet that growth.

We have decided to formalize membership and institute dues:  $10 for individuals, $15 for families, and $5 for students.

For a membership form, click here

We have adopted new by-laws. 

To see them, click here.

We are seeking to expand our Board of Directors. If you are interested, contact any of the officers.

Nepal will once again offer entertainment at the Eugene Asian Celebration, Sunday, February 19, 3:40-4:00. Last year’s dance performance was truly awesome! If you are interested in participating, contact Rama Bajracharya.

EKSCA News and Updates


The Eugene-Kathmandu Sister City Association promotes mutual understanding and friendship between the people of Eugene and Nepal through events, delegations and fund-raising. A volunteer organization of Nepalis and Americans who love Nepal, we welcome participation by all.




The annual picnic and membership meeting will be on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at Richardson Park on Fern Ridge Lake.

The Eugene-Kathmandu Sister City Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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EKSCA's First Tour of Nepal a Success

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Springfield A3 School Considering Student Exchange with Kathmandu College

Following a successful student tour of Nepal this fall, the Academy of Arts and Academics (A3) in Springfield is evaluating the feasibility of a student exchange program with the National Integrated College in Kathmandu. There are still questions to be answered before the program can begin. Among the issues are host families and other forms of community support.  If anyone is interested in helping out on the exchange, or thinks they might be interested in the future, let us know..

Nepalese Mural Artist in Eugene?