I-Hsiung Ju and Chow-Soon Chuang Ju Endowment for Traditional Chinese Art Studies

The I-Hsiung Ju and Chow-Soon Chuang Ju Endowment for Traditional Chinese Art Studies
To honor the life and memory of her husband, I-Hsiung Ju (1923-2012), a much loved professor of art and artist-in-residence emeritus at Washington and Lee-Chow-Soon Chuang Ju established the I-Hsiung Ju and Chow-Soon Chuang Ju Endowment for Traditional Chinese Art Studies. The endowment is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing support for a student to travel to China or Taiwan to study traditional Chinese art (e.g. brush painting or calligraphy) in either a university approved program or as an apprentice to an artist. Funds can be used for a spring term, summer, or fall term experience.  

Should there not be an acceptable application from an art student, the endowment may also fund East Asian Languages and Literature (EALL) students traveling to China or Taiwan to enhance their study of Chinese language and literature. In keeping with Mrs. Ju's wishes, EALL students supported through this endowment will also be expected to pursue exposure to traditional Chinese art through visits to art museums or other activities involving traditional Chinese art techniques.

Each year, a student will be granted an award of roughly $2,000-$5,000. Applications are due to the chair of the Department of Art and Art History by January 10. If there is not a qualified applicant from the Art Department, the chair of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department will be notified, and applications will be open to EALL students.  The EALL application is due the first Monday after February break.

Applications should include a résumé, list of relevant course work in Studio, Art History, and/or East Asian Languages and Literature, preliminary budget, and a cover letter. In your letter, please include the following: why you want to go to China or Taiwan; what you would like to do while there; how this relates to your larger program of study; and your previous international travel experiences.

For more details, contact Professor Kathleen Olson-Janjic olsonk@wlu.edu (540.458.8859).