Freeman Awards for Study in Asia by Institute of International Education

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Freeman Awards for Study in Asia by Institute of International Education

Award Amount: $15,000

Number of Awards: Not Known

Deadline: October 18, 2017

Winner Announcement: Not Known

Brief Description:

Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce “A Freeman-ASIA Award” that is designed to support U.S. based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need. Undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree (or associate’s degree), at a two-year or a four-year institution of higher education in the United States to apply for the scholarship. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.

Host Institution:

Institute of International Education (IIE)’s mission is to advance international education and access to education worldwide. An independent not-for-profit founded in 1919, IIE is among the world’s largest and most experienced international education and training organizations.

Eligibility:

You are encouraged to apply if you are

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident at the time of application.
  • Must currently receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in the proposed study abroad program.
  • Must be an undergraduate student with a minimum GPA of 2.8, pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree (or associate’s degree), at a two-year or a four-year institution of higher education in the United States.
  • Must apply through the U.S. home campus and have at least one term of enrollment remaining at the home institution in the U.S. upon returning from studying abroad in Asia.
  • Must have applied or have been accepted to a study abroad based program in: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. A multi-country program is eligible only if the applicant will spend at least 8 weeks in one of the countries stated above and will have intensive language study during that period.
  • Must have applied to or have been accepted by a study abroad based program that awards academic credits through the home campus or other U.S. accredited college or university. The proposed length of study in the host country must be a minimum of 8 weeks for a summer term, 10 weeks for a quarter term, and 12 weeks for a semester term.
  • Must have little or no previous experience in the country in which he or she plans to study. A summer term applicant must not have spent more than 4 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years. A semester or an academic year term applicant must not have spent more than 6 weeks in the proposed country of study within the last 5 years.
  • Must submit the online Freeman-ASIA Student Impact Survey within one month of returning to the United States and must initiate his/her service project to promote study abroad opportunities in Asia on the college campus and/or in the local community.
  • Must submit the Freeman-ASIA Final Service Report on the implementation of his/her service project at the end of the term following his/her return to the United States.
  • Must not be a previous Freeman-ASIA award recipient.

Instructions for Applying

You can apply for this scholarship by the given link: https://iie-freeman.embark.com/auth/login

Award Description:

  • Summer Award: up to $3,000
  • Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
  • Academic Year Award: up to $7,000

Detailed Information Link:

https://www.iie.org/sitecore/content/Home/Programs/Freeman-ASIA/About