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Scholarships

There are many opportunities for students to apply for scholarships, both within and outside the department/college. Listed below are scholarships available throughout the school year: students should start their planning well in advance so as not to miss any deadlines. Many of these scholarships are for study abroad, but several can be used for general expenses. Since many scholarships are need-based, you will want to ensure your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is on file at UT. The FAFSA is available after January 1; students should submit their application as early as possible.

Several of these scholarships are accessed through the GLOBAL A$$IST website. Please apply only to the scholarship that corresponds to the semester in which you will begin your study or research program.

Fall Scholarship Competitions

International Education Fee Scholarship

Bridging Scholarships: Study Abroad in Japan

Liberal Arts Competitive Scholarships

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships

CoLA Study Abroad Scholarships for Exchange Programs

China Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad

Mitsubishi Study Abroad Scholarship for Japan

Critical Language Scholarship Program

Spring Scholarship Competitions 

Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarship

NSEP – David Boren Scholarship for Study Abroad

Liberal Arts Competitive Scholarships

CoLA Study Abroad Scholarships for Exchange Programs

Rapoport Service Scholarship for Freshmen

TUSA Summer Scholarship Program (Taiwan)

Hanyang Endowed Excellence Scholarship

Liberal Arts Merit Scholarships

Liberal Arts Council Study Abroad Scholarship

International Education Fee Scholarship

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarships

First Abroad Scholarships

Faurot Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chinese Studies

Kennedy Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chinese Studies

Aggarwal Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Indian Studies

Peter Vlach Memorial Scholarship in Liberal Arts

China Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad

Mitsubishi Study Abroad Scholarship for Japan

POSCO Scholarship for Study Abroad in Korea

Taiwan MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES)

UT Austin Continuing and Transfer Scholarships

 

 

Bridging Scholarships: Study Abroad in Japan

October

International Education Fee Scholarship

The International Education Fee Scholarship is open to any UT Austin student studying or conducting research abroad. Awards range from approximately $1,000 - $1800. Competition opens on the first day of each long semester with deadlines on Oct. 1 for spring and March 1st for summer and fall.

Eligibility: Minimum UT GPA required: 2.00. The competition is based on need and merit with more emphasis on need.

How to Apply

The application consists of a basic online application, a listing of your honors and awards, a bit of information about your finances and the program you have selected as well as a one-page essay. Two letters of recommendation are required. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$ISTsystem.

Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan.

Spring study programs are those beginning between January and April and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) The deadline for applications for spring scholarships is in early October. Applicants will be notified of the results by the end of November. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the U.S.

How to Apply:

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's Web site: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html

Liberal Arts Competitive Scholarships

Merit and need scholarships for Liberal Arts students. A number of awards are made each semester. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,500.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in Liberal Arts with at least one semester completed in the College
  • Completion of at least 30 hours in residence at the time of application
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.25 (if you have a 3.7 or above, you should apply for the Merit Scholarship in the spring semester)
  • Evidence of achievement in leadership and service to the College and community

How to Apply

Deadline for Fall: October 15th

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. One letter of recommendation and a two-page essay are required as part of the application. For more information click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Liberal-Arts-Competitive-Scholarships.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for undergraduate study abroad to students receiving Pell Grants. Award amounts vary according to length of study and demonstrated need: the average award is around $4,000. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman scholarship are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

(Critical languages include Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.)

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. institution, be a United States citizen, and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad. They must participate in a study abroad program that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than one academic year. Students cannot study in any country currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba.

How to Apply

The online application for students studying abroad in spring opens in September and closes in early October.

For more information about how to apply, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman. A complete Gilman scholarship application consists of 1) the online student application, 2) uploaded official transcript(s) into application, 3) online Study Abroad Advisor certification and 4) online Financial Aid Advisor certification. Study abroad and financial aid advisors will be asked to verify the student's eligibility and budget, so students will need to provide contact information for Yoko Sasaki, the Study Abroad advisor for Asia and for their financial aid advisor. 

For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:

Applicants (last name A-K): gilman@iie.org, 832-369-3484

Applicants (last name L-Z): gilmanapp@iie.org, 832-369-3485

Liberal Arts Study Abroad Scholarships for Exchange Programs

For students in the College of Liberal Arts planning on participating in an Exchange Study Abroad Program. Number and amount of awards vary each semester.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts with at least one semester completed in the College
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 hours coursework in residence at the time of application
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.00
How to Apply 

Deadline: mid-October

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. Two one-page essays and one letter of recommendation are required as part of the application. For more information, click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Liberal-Arts-Study-Abroad-Scholarships-for-Exchange-Programs.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586.

Liberal Arts Council (LAC) Study Abroad Scholarship

For Liberal Arts students studying or conducting research abroad. Students planning to attend year-long programs are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $250 - $2,000.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts
  • Based on need and scholastic aptitude
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 2.75

How to Apply

Deadline for Spring: mid-October

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. Three one-page essays are required as part of the application. If chosen as a finalist, an interview will be required. For more information, click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/LAC-Study-Abroad-Scholarship.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586.

China Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad

The Department of Asian Studies offers the China Studies Study Abroad Scholarship, which provides partial financial support for students planning to study in the People's Republic of China or Taiwan during the summer session or anytime during the academic year. The scholarship amount varies each year, depending on the budget and number of scholarships awarded. The amount is not intended to cover the full cost of a program, so students should pursue additional sources of funding.

Eligibility: Students must have completed at least one year of Chinese at UT-Austin by the end of the semester in which they apply. The competition is based on academic achievement, financial need, and merit of the proposed study abroad program. Undergraduate students must enroll in a language or other organized program. Graduate students conducting research may propose other projects abroad if their faculty advisor agrees to supervise their work.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online by October 15th in the fall. Letters of recommendation are filled out by faculty members online. Automated requests for letters of recommendation are sent out by the system after students have completed and submitted the online application. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a Chinese language instructor. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$$IST system.

Mitsubishi Study Abroad Scholarship

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Endowment provides partial funding for UT students studying abroad in Japan during the summer session or anytime during the academic year.

Eligibility: Applicants must participate in a language or other organized study program in Japan or the equivalent elsewhere. Funding is available for either graduate or undergraduate students. However, students must have completed at least one year of Japanese by the end of the semester in which they apply in order to receive consideration. Awards are for a minimum of $500. The amount is not intended to cover the full cost of a program, so students should pursue additional sources of funding.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by October 15th. Letters of recommendation are filled out by faculty members online. Automated requests for letters of recommendation are sent out by the system after students have completed and submitted the online application. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a Japanese language instructor. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$$IST system.

Please apply only to the scholarship that corresponds to the semester in which you will begin your study or research program.

November 

Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program

A program of United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers intensive summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages.

The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government interagency effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering "critical need" foreign languages. The CLS Program provides fully-funded fellowships to U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to participate in beginning, intermediate, and advanced level summer language programs overseas. Recipients of this scholarship are expected to continue their language study beyond the program period and later apply their language skills in their professional careers.

Languages offered are:

  • Arabic, Persian: Advanced beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
  • Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu: Beginning, intermediate or advanced level;
  • Chinese, Japanese, Russian: Intermediate or advanced level.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen currently enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate student in a U.S. university. They must have completed at least the first year of college-level study by the beginning of the CLS program. Students are expected to continue language studies in remainder of academic program and professional career.

How to Apply

Students should apply for one language program only (select a language, not a specific country or site). Unofficial transcripts and two letters of reference are required as part of the application. A successful application will have a clear connection between target language and academic/career interests. The application deadline is in mid-November.

Click here to learn more: http://clscholarship.org/

Spring Scholarship Competitions

February

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Competition

The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowship assists meritorious graduate and undergraduate students undergoing intensive training in modern languages and related area or international studies.

Summer Awards
 - for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The summer FLAS fellowship provides a $2,500 stipend and institutional payments (tuition and course-related fees) up to $5,000. Summer FLAS recipients must enroll in an approved intensive modern South Asian language study program for which the fellowship is granted. SASLI (at the University of Wisconsin) and AIIS (in various places in India) are the most common programs used, but you may attend other universities in the US or other institutions in India, such as the Landour Language School for Intermediate Hindi, if the syllabus is approved and there are at least 150 class contact hours during the fellowship period.

Eligibility

Students from all fields of study, and from all departments, colleges, and schools are eligible to apply for FLAS funding, as long as the student:

  • Is a citizen, or a national or permanent resident of the United States;
  • Is in a program of study that combines modern foreign language training with an area or international studies emphasis or;
  • Is engaged in research and training in the international aspects of professional and other fields of study related to the region of South Asia;
  • Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training (please refer to the approved language list above);
  • For Graduate Students: Is engaged in pre-dissertation study, preparation for dissertation research, or, in certain cases, dissertation research abroad, or dissertation writing;
  • For Undergraduate Students: Is enrolled in a program of modern foreign language training at the intermediate or advanced level.

Please Note: Awards will not be made to native speakers of the language nor those who possess fluency equivalent to educated native speakers in the language for which the award is sought.

How to Apply

Summer Application for undergraduates

In addition to filling out the application forms, a completed application must include:

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Two letters of academic reference with reference forms
  • One letter of language reference with reference form

Please have transcripts and references sent to:

FLAS coordinator, South Asia Institute

The University of Texas at Austin, WCH 4.132 (G9300)

Austin, Texas 78712

Phone: (512) 232-9096 Fax: (512) 471-3336

sai@austin.utexas.edu

Approved Languages

SAI offers academic year funding for the following languages: Bengali, Hindi, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu, and other approved contemporary South Asian languages.

Important FLAS Fellowship Dates

  • Applications are due in early February
  • Notifications of awards are sent out at the end of March

NSEP - David Boren Scholarship

Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 to U.S. undergraduate students to study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests and underrepresented in study abroad. Students study the less commonly taught languages, including Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Pashto, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Vietnamese.  These scholarships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. security. Applicants should identify how their study abroad program, as well as their future academic and career goals, will contribute to U.S. national security, broadly defined. See http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/basics.html for more information.

Eligibility: Students must be U.S. citizens at the time of application. For most languages, there are no language proficiency requirements. Students should identify a study abroad program that is appropriate for their language level.

How to Apply

Boren Scholarships promote long-term linguistic and cultural immersion, and therefore study abroad proposals for two or more semesters are strongly encouraged. Preference will be given to undergraduate applicants proposing a full-year academic study. Boren-funded programs can begin no earlier than June 1.

Click here for an application checklist: http://www.borenawards.org/boren_scholarship/how_apply.html

The application deadline for the Boren Scholarship is in early February.

The Study Abroad Office is available to provide support in identifying appropriate study abroad options, but is not able to provide advice and support specific to the Boren Scholarship application.  For questions specific to the Boren Awards, please contact IIE staff at boren@iie.org or 1-800-618-6737.

If you are a UT Flagship student in Hindi/Urdu, please contact Ms. Selina Keilani at selinak@austin.utexas.edu.

Liberal Arts Competitive Scholarships

Merit and need scholarships for Liberal Arts students. A number of awards are made each semester. Awards range from $1,000 - $2,500.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in Liberal Arts with at least one semester completed in the College
  • Completion of at least 30 hours in residence at the time of application
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.25 (if you have a 3.7 or above, you should apply for the Merit Scholarship in the spring semester)
  • Evidence of achievement in leadership and service to the College and community

How to Apply

Deadline for Spring: February 15th

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. One letter of recommendation and a two-page essay are required as part of the application. For more information click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Liberal-Arts-Competitive-Scholarships.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586

Liberal Arts Study Abroad Scholarships for Exchange Programs

For students in the College of Liberal Arts planning on participating in an Exchange Study Abroad Program. Number and amount of awards vary each semester.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts with at least one semester completed in the College
  • Completion of a minimum of 15 hours coursework in residence at the time of application
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.00

How to Apply

Deadline: mid-February

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. Two one-page essays and one letter of recommendation are required as part of the application. For more information, click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Liberal-Arts-Study-Abroad-Scholarships-for-Exchange-Programs.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586.

Rapoport Service Scholarship for Freshmen

The Rapoport Service Scholarship is designed for students who are interested in volunteerism, community service, and service learning. The program combines academics with a required community service component that allows students to bridge their academic interests with community service. Community service work is designed to complement the student's curriculum and create potential career opportunities. All Rapoport Scholars will join a Bridging Discipline Program to further integrate their classroom, research, and internship experiences and their work as a Rapoport Scholar. Scholars receive $10,000 annually for three years as well as a laptop computer to use throughout the program.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be undergraduate students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts or Undergraduate Studies
  • Applicants must have less than 30 hours in residence
  • Applicants must be financial aid eligible
  • No minimum GPA required
  • All Rapoport Scholars are required to participate in a Bridging Discipline Program
  • Applicants must be able to perform 200 hours of community service each summer

How to Apply

The scholarship application opens the first of January with a deadline in mid-February. Go to this link to learn more about the program and to apply: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Rapoport-Service.php

For further information, contact Eric Bowles at bowles@austin.utexas.edu (512-232-3480) or Hannah McKenna at hannahmckenna@austin.utexas.edu (512-471-9209)

TUSA Summer Mandarin and Culture Study Abroad Scholarship

The TUSA Ambassador Summer Scholarship Program is aimed at students interested in studying the Mandarin Chinese language during the months of July and August. The scholarship covers tuition, dormitory fees, four excursions and incidental insurance. Meals are not included and students must provide their own airfare to and from Taiwan. Accepted students will study at the National Pingtung University of Education in Taiwan. The program has been created with special focus on students without Chinese/Taiwanese heritage, so prior knowledge or experience with the Mandarin language is not required.

Eligibility:

  • Full-time student at a U.S. college or University
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and have a U.S. passport
  • Have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 point scale

How to Apply

Students are required to submit two letters of recommendation from their college/university professors. Apply online (and submit recommendation letters) at http://www.taiwanusalliance.com

The application period for early acceptance is between January 1st and mid-February.

Important note: In the past we have been allotted up to three guaranteed spots for UT students. If you're interested in competing for one of these, please submit your application online and send a hard copy of your application form and two letters of recommendation to Joni Carpenter at WCH 4.116 by February 3rd.

If you are not selected for the guaranteed spots, your application will be forwarded to the TUSA to compete with the general pool of applicants.

March

Hanyang Endowed Excellence Scholarship

Undergraduate students studying on exchange programs in East or Southeast Asia are eligible to apply. Awards range: $3000 - $7000; Approximately four students per semester will be awarded. Scholarships are available for both summer and fall programs.

Eligibility: Freshmen through seniors are eligible to apply (minimum GPA of 3.00)

This scholarship is restricted to the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

How to Apply

See GLOBAL A$$IST to apply for this scholarship.

Deadline for summer semester: mid-February

Deadline for fall semester: March 1st

Text Requirements:

  • Describe the nature and extent of your financial need and any special financial circumstances. Be specific in identifying extenuating circumstances to assist the committee in understanding your need and how a scholarship would positively address it.
  • Propose a project to be completed during the semester you return to UT that would promote international education, either on campus or in your local community. You should develop your project in consultation with your study abroad advisor.
  • Explain your motivation for studying abroad in Asia. Including a description of your background in Asian Languages and Asian Studies, including academic course work and independent study.

For Questions Contact: Madeline M Wermuth: mwermuth@austin.utexas.edu

Liberal Arts Merit Scholarships

Merit and need-based scholarships for Liberal Arts students. A number of awards are made per academic year. Awards range $1,000 - $2,500.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students enrolled in Liberal Arts with at least one semester completed in the College
  • Completion of at least 30 hours in residence at the time of application
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 3.70
  • Evidence of achievement in leadership and service to the College and community

How to Apply

Deadline for Spring: March 1st

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. One letter of recommendation and a two-page essay are required as part of the application. For more information click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/Liberal-Arts-Merit-Scholarships.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586.

Liberal Arts Council (LAC) Study Abroad Scholarship

For Liberal Arts students studying or conducting research abroad. Students planning to attend year-long programs are encouraged to apply.

Awards range from $250 - $2,000.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students currently enrolled in Liberal Arts
  • Based on need and scholastic aptitude
  • UT-Austin GPA of at least 2.75

How to Apply

Deadline for Summer: early March

To apply you must first fill out your profile on the Online Scholarship Portal. Three one-page essays are required as part of the application. If chosen as a finalist, an interview will be required. For more information, click here: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/student-affairs/Programs/scholarships-hidden/LAC-Study-Abroad-Scholarship.php

Contact: Priscilla Ebert in GEB 2.200 or call 512-475-7586.

International Education Fee Scholarship

The International Education Fee Scholarship is open to any UT Austin student studying or conducting research abroad. Awards range from approximately $1,000 - $1800. Competition opens on the first day of each long semester with deadlines on Oct. 1 for spring and March 1st for summer and fall.

Eligibility: Minimum UT GPA required: 2.00. The competition is based on need and merit with more emphasis on need.

How to Apply

The application consists of a basic online application, a listing of your honors and awards, a bit of information about your finances and the program you have selected as well as a one-page essay. Two letters of recommendation are required. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$$IST system.

Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program

The Benjamin Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for undergraduate study abroad to students receiving Pell Grants. Award amounts vary according to length of study and demonstrated need: the average award is around $4,000. Students who apply for and receive the Gilman scholarship are also eligible to receive an additional $3,000 Critical Need Language Supplement for a total possible award of up to $8,000.

(Critical languages include Chinese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, and Bengali.)

Eligibility: Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two or four-year U.S. institution, be a United States citizen, and be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad. They must participate in a study abroad program that is no less than four weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than one academic year. Students cannot study in any country currently under a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Cuba.

How to Apply

Deadlines:Early March for summer, fall, and academic year programs    

For more information about how to apply, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman. A complete Gilman scholarship application consists of 1) the online student application, 2) uploaded official transcript(s) into application, 3) online Study Abroad Advisor certification and 4) online Financial Aid Advisor certification. Study abroad and financial aid advisors will be asked to verify the student's eligibility and budget, so students will need to provide contact information for Yoko Sasaki, the Study Abroad advisor for Asia and for their financial aid advisor. 

For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:

Applicants (last name A-K): gilman@iie.org, 832-369-3484

Applicants (last name L-Z): gilmanapp@iie.org, 832-369-3485

First Abroad Scholarship

The First Abroad Scholarship provides first-generation in college students with the opportunity to study abroad by reducing the financial barrier that may prevent some students from considering study abroad during their undergraduate career. Approximately 25 recipients a year will receive a one-time scholarship of $3,000 to help cover the cost of the UT-approved study abroad program of their choice. Recipients have up to two academic years to select a program and participate, ensuring sufficient time to plan their study abroad program.

Eligibility

  • Financial need (current FAFSA on file with UT Austin)
  • First-generation in college student (neither parent has completed college)
  • First time in college, and
  • Less than 60 hours earned at UT Austin

How to Apply

Students can download the application by clicking on this link: http://world.utexas.edu/abroad/funding/scholarships/first

Deadline is March 1st 

Endowed Presidential Scholarships

The Department of Asian Studies invites applications from qualified students for three Endowed Presidential Scholarships. Students can apply for the Faurot and Kennedy scholarships with a single application, but those interested in the Aggarwal Scholarship must apply separately.

The Louise J. Faurot Memorial Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chinese Studies

Amount: $2500


Established in honor of her mother by the late Professor Jennifer Faurot, a pioneer in the field of Chinese Studies at UT, this scholarship supports undergraduate students in their research and scholarly efforts with a focus on Chinese Studies. Recipients may major in History, Philosophy, Religion, Comparative Literature, or Plan II, as long as their focus is Chinese Studies.

Bill and Tomiko Kennedy Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Chinese Studies

Amount: $2500


Established by UT Alumnus Kevyn Kennedy in honor of his parents, this scholarship supports upper-level undergraduates who study Chinese language, literature, culture and history at UT. Preference will be given to students who are learning Chinese as a second language over native Chinese speakers and to students who have national or community service in their backgrounds. Preference should also be given to students who are working their way through college. Financial need is also considered.

Eligibility:

  • Must have at least 45 hours in residence
  • Must be a junior or senior undergraduate
  • Must have overall GPA of at least 3.6
  • Must be enrolled full time (at least 12,preferably 15 hours) in both the fall and spring semesters of the following academic year (during the tenure of the award)

Only applicants who have completed two years of Chinese language study will be considered for the Kennedy Scholarship.

How to Apply

Students apply for the Faurot and Kennedy scholarships with a single application. Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for both scholarships by submitting the following materials to the Asian Studies undergraduate academic advisor Joni Carpenter in WCH 4.116:

  • UT transcript or grade report.
  • one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • one-page personal statement (350 words or less) that addresses one's interest in China and future plans for the study of Chinese language and/or Chinese studies at UT and beyond.

The application deadline is March 1. Recipients for the next academic year will be announced at the Asian Studies Spring Festival in April.

Aggarwal Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Indian Studies

Amount: $2500


The Aggarwal Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Indian Studies was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on March 11, 2010, for the benefit of the College of Liberal Arts. Gift funds were provided by J.K. Aggarwal, Ph.D. of Austin, TX and Shanti J. Aggarwal, Ph.D. of Austin, TX.

Eligibility:

  • Must have at least 45 hours in residence
  • Must be a junior or senior undergraduate
  • Must have overall GPA of at least 3.6
  • Must be enrolled full time (at least 12,preferably 15 hours) in both the fall and spring semesters of the following academic year (during the tenure of the award)

How to Apply

Interested students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for this scholarship by submitting the following materials to the Asian Studies undergraduate academic advisor (joni.carpenter@austin.utexas.edu) in WCH 4.116:

  • UT transcript or grade report.
  • one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • one-page personal statement (350 words or less) that addresses one's interest in India and future plans for the study of Indian languages and/or India studies at UT and beyond.

The application deadline is March 1. Recipients for the next academic year will be announced at the Asian Studies Spring Festival in April. 

Peter Vlach Memorial Scholarship in Liberal Arts

Amount: $1000

The Peter Vlach Memorial Scholarship in Liberal Arts was established by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System on February 17, 2007, for the benefit of the College of Liberal Arts. The endowment honors Mr. Peter F. Vlach of Trophy Club, Texas, a 1999 graduate of The University of Texas at Austin College of Liberal Arts.

Eligibility: Any level of undergraduate student can apply. The competition is based on academic achievement and merit of the proposed study abroad program. Undergraduate students must enroll in a language or other organized program in China or Taiwan.

How to Apply: Interested students should submit the following materials to the Asian Studies undergraduate academic advisor Joni Carpenter in WCH 4.116:

  • UT transcript or grade report.
  • one letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • one-page personal statement (350 words or less) that addresses one's interest in China or Taiwan and plans for the study of Chinese and/or Chinese studies abroad.

The application deadline is March 1. Recipients for the next academic year will be announced at the Asian Studies Spring Festival in April.

China Studies Scholarship for Study Abroad

The China Studies Study Abroad Scholarship provides partial financial support for students planning to study in the People's Republic of China or Taiwan during the summer session or anytime during the academic year. The scholarship amount varies each year, depending on the budget and number of scholarships awarded. The amount is not intended to cover the full cost of a program, so students should pursue additional sources of funding.

Eligibility: Students must have completed at least one year of Chinese at UT-Austin by the end of the semester in which they apply. The competition is based on academic achievement, financial need, and merit of the proposed study abroad program. Undergraduate students must enroll in a language or other organized program.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by March 1st in the spring. Letters of recommendation are filled out by faculty members online. Automated requests for letters of recommendation are sent out by the system after students have completed and submitted the online application. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a Chinese language instructor. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$$IST system.

Please apply only to the scholarship that corresponds to the semester in which you will begin your study or research program.

Mitsubishi Study Abroad Scholarship

The Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Endowment provides partial funding for UT students studying abroad in Japan during the summer session or anytime during the academic year.

Eligibility: Applicants must participate in a language or other organized study program in Japan or the equivalent elsewhere. Funding is available for either graduate or undergraduate students. However, students must have completed at least one year of Japanese by the end of the semester in which they apply in order to receive consideration. Awards are for a minimum of $500. The amount is not intended to cover the full cost of a program, so students should pursue additional sources of funding.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by March 1st. Letters of recommendation are filled out by faculty members online. Automated requests for letters of recommendation are sent out by the system after students have completed and submitted the online application. At least one of the letters of recommendation must be from a Japanese language instructor. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$$IST system.

Please apply only to the scholarship that corresponds to the semester in which you will begin your study or research program.

POSCO Korean Studies Scholarship

Via the generosity of the Korea Foundation/POSCO Korean Studies endowment, some funding is available for UT students who will participate in a language or other study program in Korea or an equivalent program elsewhere during the summer or academic year. Note that students who have not yet applied to such a program may nonetheless submit an application for the scholarship; receipt of support will then be contingent on providing proof of acceptance to the program named in your application. There is no citizenship or residency requirement for this scholarship. It is estimated that awards will be for a minimum of $500, though in the past larger awards have also been made. Applicants should also pursue other sources of funding.

Applications from those currently engaged in ongoing research or Korea-related study will also be considered.

Eligibility: Students should have a background in Korean language and/or Korean Studies.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by March 1st. Letters of recommendation are filled out by faculty members online. Automated requests for letters of recommendation are sent out by the system after students have completed and submitted the online application. Applications are to be completed online through the Study Abroad Office's GLOBAL A$$IST system.

If you have any questions about the POSCO Korea Studies Scholarship, please contact Robert Oppenheim (rmo@mail.utexas.edu).

Please apply only to the scholarship that corresponds to the semester in which you will begin your study or research program.

Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship

To encourage international students and individuals to undertake Mandarin Chinese language study in Taiwan, the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China (Taiwan) established the Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) Program in 2005.

Eligibility

An applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be of 18 years of age or older, a high school graduate or above, have an excellent academic performance in his/her most recent formal educational study experience and be of good moral character.
  • Is not an ROC (Taiwan) national.
  • Does not have the status of being an overseas compatriot student.
  • Is not currently a registered student at a Mandarin training center, nor a degree-seeking student at any university or college in Taiwan.
  • Is not an exchange student in accordance with an agreement of cooperation between an international university/college and an educational institute in Taiwan, at the time of receiving a HES
  • Has never received an award either under this scholarship program nor the Taiwan Scholarship Program.
  • Is not a recipient of any other scholarship or subsidy offered by the Taiwan government or any other educational institutions in Taiwan.

How to Apply

The information for MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is available at http://www.houstoncul.org/hes.htm

Interested students should download all the forms and read the guidelines carefully to ascertain their eligibility to apply. Be sure to specify your duration of study. 

Please note that the monthly stipend of NTD 25,000 (about USD 860) is all that the scholarship recipient will get during their stay in Taiwan. There is no tuition exemption with scholarship recipients. Scholarship recipients should also have enough private funding to pay for tuition upon reporting to the language center of their choice, deposit for lodging, cell phone, transportation, and food in the first month. 

Internal Competition for guaranteed scholarship at UT: deadline is March 1.

As of now, TECO-Houston has not committed on the number of guaranteed scholarship for UT.  Those who want to compete for the guaranteed scholarship spot(s), should submit their application form and documentations to Ms. Joni Carpenter at WCH 4.116 by March 1st. 

Dr. Camilla Hsieh camilla@mail.utexas.edu will answer questions about this scholarship.

UT Austin Continuing and Transfer Scholarships

This scholarship is available starting in November of each year and is used to award students for the following academic year. The online application is strictly for continuing students who are eligible to enroll, transfer students who have been officially admitted or have completed an application for transfer admission AND former UT students who are applying for readmission to The University of Texas at Austin. By applying for this scholarship, you are automatically considered for other scholarships offered by the Office of Student and Financial Services and the Texas Exes. (To be considered for Texas Exes Scholarships you must select "Texas Exes Scholarships" under "Scholarship Choices" in the scholarship application. You must also submit the application by the March 1st Texas Exes deadline.)

Eligibility

  • Continuing students eligible to enroll at UT Austin
  • Transfer students who have been admitted to UT Austin
  • Non-admitted students seeking admission (includes transfer and former UT Austin students)
  • Non-admitted students participating in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) seeking admission

How to Apply

Deadline to apply: April 1st

Click on this link to apply: http://www.texasscholarships.org/apply/continuing/CSA.html

Bridging Scholarships 

The Bridging Project offers scholarships to American undergraduate students participating in study-abroad programs in Japan. Funding from private foundations and major U.S. corporations, through donations to the nonprofit US-Japan Bridging Foundation, makes it possible to award about 100 scholarships each year to assist students with the travel and living expenses they will incur while studying abroad in Japan for a semester or an academic year. Applications are accepted twice a year for Bridging Scholarships.

Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000, depending on the length of their study program in Japan.

Fall study programs are those beginning between August and October and continuing for at least three months. (Summer program participants are not eligible for Bridging Scholarships.) The deadline for applications for fall scholarships is in early April. Applicants will be notified of the results by the end of May. Selection will be based on academic potential and financial need. The scholarships are administered by the American Association of Teachers of Japanese.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the U.S.

How to Apply:

Information on the Bridging scholarships and downloadable application forms are available at AATJ's Web site: http://www.aatj.org/studyabroad/scholarships.html

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