Sonam is a young ambitious girl from the tiny village of  Lanchenphu Toed in Samdrup Jongkhar. She received her diploma from Jigme Namgyel Engineering College (JNEC). She is a recipient of His Majesty the King’s Certificate of Excellence for being the overall class topper for both BCSE (class 10) and BHSEC (Class 12) examinations. In addition to her academic excellence, she has outstanding participation in leadership and other co-curricular activities. Over the years of studying for her diploma at JNEC, Sonam developed a keen interest in pursuing a Bachelor in Power Engineering. However, her single mother could not afford to provide the financial support for Sonam since she and her three siblings are all dependent on the little income their mother makes from farming. As a Loden Scholar, Sonam can continue to hone her interest in engineering.