First given in 2000-2001, the Andrew M. Hemm Awards recognize outstanding student performance in the study of Chinese and Japanese.
Grants, Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards
The Boardman Family Study Abroad Endowment Fund supports students who travel to East Asia for study abroad and internship opportunities. The EALL department typically makes 6 awards of about $1,500.00 each annually.
Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.
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.
This special scholarship program, set up by the Chinese government, is intended to attract outstanding American students, undergraduates and graduates alike, to study in China.
The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program offers fully-funded summer language institutes for U.S. university students and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
The Gilman Scholarship Program provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
The Ju Endowment is a permanently endowed fund providing support for students who travel to China or Taiwan to study traditional Chinese art in brush painting and calligraphy in either a university approved program or as an apprentice to an artist.
Established in 2007, the Fellows for Peace awards cover tuition, room, and board for one summer in any of the 11 Language Schools at any level of study.
A permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University, provides financial assistance to undergraduate students planning to study abroad.
The Japanese Government Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Monbukagakusho or MEXT) sponsors the Monbukagakusho Scholarship to enable foreign students from 160 countries to study Japanese language and culture at the undergraduate level, to train in methods of teaching Japanese as a foreign language, and to research a broad range of topics at the graduate level in Japanese universities.
Funding for postgraduate work including the prestigious Fulbright and Monbukagakusho Scholarships and the Boren Fellowship.