Dixitka Ghising

Dixitka Ghising, who was born to a middle-class family in Nepal, thought the idea of attending college was “a fantasy.” But with the help of a 2017 Newcomer Scholarship, she has become the first in her family to go to college, attending Portland’s Warner Pacific.

Dixitka says she feels fully a part of her community and is inspired by the example of others who provide public service. She has been a volunteer at Adventist Hospital and hopes someday to open a health clinic that serves lower-income residents.

“I want to change the lives of individuals who are often labeled as ‘burdens’ in our community,”