Naropa University Announces Pamela Krasney Endowed Scholarship

February 29, 2016 (Boulder, CO)—Naropa University today announced the creation of the Pamela Krasney Endowed Scholarship. Named in memory of Naropa Trustee and very generous donor Pamela Krasney, the scholarship honors her decades-long commitment to social change, contemplative education, and the well-being of Naropa students. Scholarships will be offered to dedicated, courageous students who would otherwise be unable to attend Naropa due to financial constraints. 

Pamela Krasney was a Naropa University alumna who served on Naropa’s Board of Trustees from its inception in 1984 until her death in 2015, and was a devoted Buddhist practitioner, social activist, and philanthropist. Throughout her life, she maintained a deep devotion to Buddhist studies and mindfulness as vehicles for transformation. From the 1970s, when she moved to Boulder to study with Naropa founder and renowned Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, Pamela demonstrated unparalleled vitality and generosity to Naropa and its students.

“Pamela Krasney never wavered in her commitment to the health and welfare of Naropa University’s students and was one of the most generous donors and kind-hearted I have ever been privileged to know,” said President Charles G. Lief. “We are honored to commemorate Pamela’s lasting impact on Naropa through this endowed scholarship.”

For more information on contributing to the Pamela Krasney Endowed Scholarship, contact the Naropa University Office of Development at 303-546-3575 or To make a gift online, visit

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 About Naropa University ( Located in Boulder, Colorado, Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach to learning and teaching that integrates Eastern wisdom traditions and traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.