Chinese Studies Scholarships
Get the Asian Edge
Globally speaking, one in five people is Chinese. Based on statistics like these, students who choose to learn the language will be able to communicate with persons from the world’s most populous country, as well as have a leg up in international business realms where Asian influence is mighty and growing as we speak. China is home to the oldest civilization known to mankind - more than 5,000 years old.
With respect to employment prospects, demand is high for individuals skilled with the Chinese language and norms. In 2008, the Summer Olympics will be hosted by Beijing, China; with the eyes of the world upon her, China and her culture will be brought even further into the public eye.
Scholarship ProgramsStony Brook State University, New York
Stony Brook offers two China Studies Scholarships. High school seniors who have distinguished themselves academically and can demonstrate financial need can apply for the Shi Ming Hu Memorial Entering Freshman Scholarship. Please note that preference will be given to an Asian American student. The Shi Ming Hu and Eli Seifman Chinese Studies Scholarships are awarded to a student or students who have achieved excellent marks in Chinese Studies.UCLA Center for Chinese Studies
Both undergraduate and graduate students at the Center for Chinese Studies are eligible to apply for funding from the Taiwan Scholarship Program. Individuals who are accepted will receive a stipend of NT 25,000, or approximately $760 per month up to a year, while they are studying the Chinese language in a university setting. The same level of funding is available to students pursuing an undergraduate program at a college or university in Taiwan for a maximum of four years. Those persons studying at the post-graduate level will receive NT 30,000 per month for a maximum of 36 months.
Graduate Fellowships for students of Chinese Studies are available. Graduate students pursuing a doctorate in Chinese Studies at UCLA can apply for one of the Summer Language Fellowships available. The summer programs are based on both merit and financial need.University of California-Berkeley, Institute of East Asian Studies
UCB students familiar with the Chinese language who wish to continue their studies by focusing on Chinese history or culture or who wish to perform translation work of a non-scientific nature can apply for the Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies. Applicants must have previously completed at least one year of study of the Chinese language in order to be eligible for the $3,000 in scholarship assistance. The application form must include transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a two-page proposal outlining the student’s study plan in Chinese history or culture.University of Pittsburgh, Asian Studies Center
Undergraduate students who have completed at least two years of study in the Chinese language are eligible to apply for the Study-in-China Scholarship. Use the online form to apply for funding for a semester, summer, or full-year academic program in either China or Taiwan.American Council of Learned Societies, Chinese Fellowships for Scholarly Development
Fellowships are available to Chinese residents who have completed the requirements for a Master’s Degree or a Ph.D. at a Chinese institution of higher learning. Eligible applicants must be pursuing research at an institution located in the U.S. The U.S. institution will nominate candidates for the Fellowship; candidates are not able to apply directly. Awards cover airfare, living expenses, and health insurance for a period of one or two semesters.Ohio State University, International Buckeye Scholarship
International first-year students at OSU who have achieved an SAT score of 1180 or higher are eligible to apply for a scholarship in the amount of $6,600 per year. The funds are renewable for up to four years provided the recipient maintains a GPA of 2.5 or higher and pays the non-resident tuition surcharge each year. All applicants are automatically considered for this funding; no further application is required.