Scholarships

Flagship-approved summer programs and the yearlong Capstone at Nanjing University are the heart of the Chinese Flagship Program. These experiences enrich students’ cultural understanding, increase their proficiency, and connect them with peers, faculty members, and professionals abroad. Students’ time abroad truly allows them to blossom into global professionals.

We recognize that abroad experiences can create financial hardships for students and their families, and we work diligently to ensure that all students have the opportunity to travel and live abroad, regardless of their financial resources.

The Chinese Flagship Program offers three scholarships exclusively for Flagship students: the Presidential Chinese Flagship Scholarship, the Global Scholar Award, and The Language Flagship Scholarship. We also encourage students to apply for outside funding sources and are happy to support students’ applications by reviewing essays or providing letters of recommendation.

 

Presidential Chinese Flagship Scholarship
Deadline: April 15

The Presidential Chinese Flagship Scholarship is designed to support students attending Flagship-approved summer programs or their Capstone year abroad. The Scholarship funds can also be awarded to students who are completing independent summer internships in China. The Presidential Chinese Flagship Scholarship is generously provided by UO alumni Pete and Christina Nickerson.

To be eligible for the Presidential Chinese Flagship Scholarship, students must:
• Be current Flagship Program students who have signed contract (completed during the application process)
• Attend a Flagship-approved summer program or Capstone experience
• Be U.S. citizens or have U.S. permanent residency
• Maintain active status in the Flagship Program by enrolling in Flagship Program courses, participating in the Flagship community, demonstrating progress toward professional-level proficiency, and committing to the completion of the Flagship Program and the yearlong Capstone experience
• Have at least Intermediate-Mid language proficiency (equivalent to second year)
• Demonstrate a passion for developing professional-level Chinese proficiency

To apply:
Complete the application form
• Submit a copy of most recent DuckWeb transcript
• Submit a recent resume
• Submit proof of acceptance to the Flagship-approved summer program or Capstone (acceptance letter or email)

Application materials should be emailed to the Flagship Program. The Presidential Chinese Flagship Scholarship is awarded based on academic merit, demonstrated student leadership, and evidence of application for other outside scholarships.

Award funds will be issued to your UO Student Billing Account at the beginning of summer term. If your billing account has a balance, the award will be applied toward that balance. If there is no balance, the UO Cashier’s Office will issue you a check or direct deposit, if you have direct deposit set up. Students are responsible for paying for the cost of their program at the time the program fees are due. If a participant has received funding and subsequently withdraws from this program before arriving in the host country, the funding must be returned.

 

Global Scholar Awards

The Global Scholar Award provides additional funding for incoming and continuing students who demonstrate commitment to completion of the Chinese Flagship program and the Capstone year abroad. The Global Scholar Award is provided by the University of Oregon in the form of a tuition remission. These scholarships are of three kinds:

1) Incoming student awards: first-year students who are accepted into the Chinese Flagship program and choose to live in the Chinese Living the Language academic residential community may be eligible to receive a $2,000 tuition remission in their freshman year.

2) Summer Proficiency Improvement Awards: continuing, committed Flagship students who participate in Flagship-approved summer programs and demonstrate proficiency improvement between their pre- and post-summer assessments may be eligible for awards of up to $1,500 each year leading up to the Capstone year abroad.

3) Need-based Student Support Awards: for students who would benefit from tuition reduction and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above. To apply, submit a one-page essay explaining your financial need and describing in specific detail how a tuition reduction could help you reach Superior proficiency and successfully participate in the Capstone year. Email your essay in a .pdf file along with your name, student ID number, and contact information for two references to flagship@uoregon.edu. The deadline for the Student Support application is March 1st, 2017. The amount allocated to each student will depend on the availability of funds and the number of approved applications. Priority will be given to first-generation students and students who have not yet received the scholarship.

 

Funding Through The Language Flagship
Deadline: April 15

The Language Flagship provides last-dollar scholarships for students who are attending a Flagship-approved summer program or their Capstone year abroad. The Language Flagship Scholarships are issued only after students have applied for and receive other funding sources and still need support to cover the cost of program attendance.

To be eligible for The Language Flagship funding, students must:
• Be current Flagship Program students who have signed contract (completed during the application process)
• Attend a Flagship-approved summer program or Capstone experience
• Be U.S. citizens or have U.S. permanent residency
• Register in the Flagship Student Certification System (students who receive an award will receive an invitation to join the system)
• Maintain active status in the Flagship Program by enrolling in Flagship Program courses, participating in the Flagship community, demonstrating progress toward professional-level proficiency, and committing to the completion of the Flagship Program and the yearlong Capstone experience

To apply:
Complete the application form
• Submit a copy of most recent DuckWeb transcript
• Submit a recent resume
• Submit proof of acceptance to the Flagship-approved summer program or Capstone (acceptance letter or email)

Application materials should be emailed to the Flagship Program. The Language Flagship Scholarship is awarded only if a student still needs fund to cover program costs after applying for other scholarships. Students who receive The Language Flagship scholarship will receive an invitation to join the Flagship Student Certification System. Students must set up their profiles in the system before award funds will be issued.

Award funds will be issued to your UO Student Billing Account at the beginning of summer term. If your billing account has a balance, the award will be applied toward that balance. If there is no balance, the UO Cashier’s Office will issue you a check or direct deposit, if you have direct deposit set up. Students are responsible for paying for the cost of their program at the time the program fees are due. If a participant has received funding and subsequently withdraws from this program before arriving in the host country, the funding must be returned.

Because The Language Flagship funding is provided through a grant, there are additional conditions to receive The Language Flagship funding. These are:
• Students must participate in the Flagship Safety and Security Presentation (webinar) coordinated by American Councils.
• Students must comply with federal funding regulations, which includes purchasing airline tickets that comply with the Fly America Act.

The Language Flagship scholarship funding is contingent on annual congressional approval and authorization. In accordance with federal and UO funding guidelines, students are required to report all scholarship support to the UO Financial Aid office. At no time are students allowed to receive scholarship funding above the programs designated cost of attendance.

 

Funding from Global Education Oregon (GEO)
Deadline: varies
Many scholarships as well as short-term loans are available to students participating in UO-sponsored programs, which include CIEE Shanghai intensive summer program and the Capstone Year: http://geo.uoregon.edu/scholarships

Asia-specific: http://geo.uoregon.edu/scholarships/uo_only/regional/Asia

 

Funding for Students in the College of Arts and Sciences
Deadline: February 24
Many scholarships are available to students in the College of Arts and sciences by filling out one application: http://cas.uoregon.edu/CAS-SCHOLARSHIPS/

 

Funding Through Outside Scholarships
Deadline: Varies based on scholarship

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship
Deadline: March
The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Blakemore Foundation Language Grant
Deadline: December
The Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund an academic year of advanced language study abroad of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and selected Southeast Asian languages. Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government service, and academia are encouraged to apply. An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree and have completed at least three years of study of the language at the college level by the start of the grant.

Boren Scholarship
Boren Fellowship Deadline: January 28, 2016
Boren Scholarship: February 9, 2016
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, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.

CAS Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline: mid-February
The College of Arts and Sciences provides a significant number of donor-supported scholarships and fellowships to CAS students – both undergraduate and graduate. These awards are for continuing students only. Minimum GPA requirement: 3.0

Please contact the College of Arts and Sciences with any questions related to the scholarship application: scholarships@cas.uoregon.edu or (541) 346-3236.

CIEE Study Abroad Scholarships
CIEE offers a variety of scholarships for students studying abroad.

Chinese Government Scholarships
Deadline: March
These scholarships cover full tuition, living expenses, and more.

Critical Language Scholarship Program
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a fully-funded overseas language and cultural immersion program for American undergraduate and graduate students.

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Deadline: February 22, 2016
This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to undergraduate and graduate students in foreign language and either area or international studies.

Foundation for Global Scholars
FGS awards scholarships to U.S. citizens studying abroad, three times annually. Scholarships are valued at $2000. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and be studying abroad in the host country for a minimum of 4 weeks/28 days.

Freeman ASIA
Deadline: One term before study abroad begins

Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The award can be for summer study or Capstone.

Freeman Internship Fellowship
November 6, 2015 (for winter/spring internships)
January 29, 2016 (for spring/summer internships)
April 15, 2016 (for summer/fall internships)
Fellowships of up to $6,000 are available. Award amounts will depend on the length of the internship, location, budget, and other internship support. Internships must be at least 8 weeks in length to be considered for a Freeman Fellowship.

Fulbright Scholarships
Applicants must be U.S. citizens.

Fund for Education Abroad Scholarships
Deadline: January

Golden Key Scholarships
Golden Key offers unique scholarships, awards and grants to members, alumni and advisors all over the world. Scholarships are offered only to those who are members.

Huayu Enrichment Scholarship
Deadline: March

2016 Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Guideline
Huayu Enrichment Scholarship is tailored for students who wish to focus exclusively on the study of Chinese. Recipients of this scholarship will be given a stipend of NT$25,000 (approximately US$781) per month to study at a university-affiliated language center in Taiwan. The study period could be 2 months in summer, or from 3 to 9 months between Fall and Summer of the academic year.

The Luce Scholars Program
Deadline: Mid-October
The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

Taiwan Scholarship
Deadline: March

2016 Taiwan Scholarship Guideline 
The Taiwan Scholarship is offered to students who wish to enroll in a degree program in Taiwan. Undergraduate scholarship recipients will be provided with a monthly stipend of NT$15,000 (approximately US$469). Recipients enrolling in a Masters or PhD program will receive a monthly stipend of NT$20,000 (approximately US$625). In addition, the Ministry of Education will provide each recipient with tuition fees amounting to NT$40,000 (approximately US$1,250) per semester.

Overseas Press Club Foundation
Deadline: December
Graduate and undergraduate students, studying at American colleges and universities, or Americans studying abroad, who aspire to become foreign correspondents, are invited to apply for one of 15 scholarships or fellowships to be awarded by the Overseas Press Club Foundation.

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