Luce Scholars Program

The Luce Scholars Program is a fantastic opportunity open to graduating seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students in all fields EXCEPT Asian Studies. The Luce Scholars Program provides a year-long fully funded internship opportunity in a variety of Asian countries and is specifically geared toward those who have not spent significant time in Asia already (no language skills required). This year’s application cycle is for those seeking to spend 2011-2012 in Asia.

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Graduating seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx) for 2011-2012. The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

Applicants must be American citizens who, by July 1 of the year they enter the program (2011), will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program.

Campus Application Deadline: Sept. 15, 2010. The online application is available at https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/81416.

2010 UW graduate Jesse Burk-Rafel was selected as a Luce Scholar in February and will spend 2010-2011 in Mongolia under the program. Read the University Week article about Jesse at http://uwnews.org/uweek/article.aspx?id=56129.

Luce Scholars Program–Information Sessions

Juniors, graduating seniors, recent alums, graduate and professional students at UW are encouraged to apply for the Luce Scholars Program (http://www.hluce.org/lsprogram.aspx) for 2011-2012. The UW is able to nominate 3 students per year to compete for the opportunity to spend 12 months in Asia in a professional placement; this is NOT for academic study or research and is only for those students without significant experience of Asia. The program provides stipends, language training and individualized professional placement in Asia for fifteen to eighteen young Americans each year.

Applicants must be American citizens who, by September 1 of the year they enter the program (2011), will have received at least a bachelor’s degree and will not have reached their 30th birthday. Applicants should have a record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are not eligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Additional details are provided in the Program Summary below.

Information sessions covering the program basics and application process will be held:
Tuesday, May 4, 3:30pm, MGH 258
Wednesday, May 19, 4:30pm, MGH 258

Please RSVP to attend one of these sessions (or to let us know you cannot attend but would like further information) at
https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/scholarq/81457.

The UW deadline for 2011-12 applications is:   September 15, 2010.