Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters) of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.
The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs. Please refer to the current list of approved programs.
To be eligible for a Blakemore Freeman Fellowship, an applicant must:
- Be pursuing a professional, business, technical or academic career that involves the regular use of a modern East or Southeast Asian language.
- By the start of the grant, have a college undergraduate degree.
- Be at or near an advanced level in the language. By the start of the grant, applicants must have completed (at minimum) the third year of college-level language classes, either through study in the U.S. or college classes in combination with intensive language study abroad.
- Be able to devote oneself exclusively to full-time intensive language study during the term of the grant. Grants are not made for part-time study or research.
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply.
Please be aware that our grants are highly competitive. In recent years, we were able to fund less than 10% of applicants.
Senior, Bachelors degree (not currently enrolled), Masters
Age minimum or maximum:*
Open to international students:
Required to demonstrate financial need:
Open to All Disciplines
Demographic Information (preferred or required):
Fellowship, Language learning
Date application is available:
USC endorsement required: