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Luce Scholarship

 

Description

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year, and welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields who have had limited exposure to Asia. 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. On the other hand, candidates may have taken Asian language or Asia-focused courses (without majoring in Asian Studies). They may have spent up to a total of twelve weeks in countries where Luce Scholars are placed.

 

Eligiblity Information

Academic Level:
Junior, Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled)

Age minimum or maximum:*
Yes
Minimum and/or maximum age? 30 (maximum)

Open to international students:
No

Required to demonstrate financial need:
No

Discipline Area(s):
Open to All Disciplines

Minimum GPA:
Yes
If yes, what is the minimum? 3.5

Demographic Information (preferred or required):

Award type:
Fellowship

Amount Awarded:
Amount varies

 

Application Information:

Application Deadline:
October

Date application is available:
Varies

USC endorsement required:
Yes

USC endorsement application deadline:

USC endorsement process explanation:

USC endorsement website/URL:

Award Details:

Is there an interview:
Yes

Approximate date finalists are notified:
January

Approximate date selected candidates are notified:
February

Previous USC recipients:
1975: Laurie M. Phillips 1978: Daniel A. Waxer 1982: Douglas N. Hamilton 1983: Dennis J. Scannell 1988: Amy R. Forbes 1991: Pamella J. Dana and William S. Gregory 1997: Nicole M. Fraser 2000: Tyler Kelley 2001: John R. Cochran IV and Caroline P. Hennen 2005: Samuel A. Bazzi 2006: Roberto C. Padilla 2007: Miles Dail Killingsworth 2011: Craig Western 2013: Tamara Shogaolu

Average number of applications received:

Number awarded:

Average GPA of recipients:
3.7

Sponsor:

Henry Luce Foundation

 

Contact Information:

Primary Contact:
Erica Lovano McCann

Position:
Director, Academic Honors & Fellowships

Phone:
213-740-9116

Email:
lovano@usc.edu

Website:
http://ahf.usc.edu/fellowships/programs/luce/

Address:
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300,
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States