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Call for 2018-19 Luce Scholars Program applications

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

The deadline to submit complete applications to Graduate Division’s Fellowships and Financial Services in 1228 Murphy Hall is 4:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Please complete and submit the 2018–19 Luce Scholars Program Application and submit the supplementary materials listed on the application.  The Graduate Division is able to submit three nominees for consideration.

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15–18 Luce Scholars each year and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. More details can be found here.

The Luce Scholars Program is open to those who meet the following criteria.

  • Must be U.S. citizens who would not have reached their 30th birthday by July 1st of the year they enter the program (i.e., by July 1, 2018).
  • Must have earned at least a bachelor’s degree or reasonably expect to receive that degree by July 1st of the year they enter the program.
  • Must be in good health.
  • Need not presently be on campus or formally affiliated with the nominating institution. Candidates may be selected from graduating seniors, graduate or professional students, or recent alumni.

Those who already have experience in Asia or Asian Studies are not eligible. However, candidates may have taken Asian language or Asia-focused courses on a U.S. campus (without majoring in Asian Studies). They may have spent up to a total of eight weeks, or have participated in a university-organized summer program, in one or more countries where Luce Scholars are placed.