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Scholarships For Study Throughout East Asia

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide. Click here for more information.  

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese. See here for more information.

US Department of Education Foreign Language Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS) FLAS scholarships are awarded through your educational institution. Please contact your school's representative for up-to-date information. Penn students studying an East Asian language can contact David Dettmann and visit Penn's FLAS site.


Korea-specific Scholarships

Application forms:

Faculty Research Grant Application

Korean Language Lecturer Conference Travel Grant Application

Graduate Research Grant Application

Undergraduate Summer Travel Scholarship Application 


China-specific Scholarships

Chinese Culture Research Fellowship:

Education Office of the Embassy of the People's Republic of China in US:

China Daily Guide to Chinese Goverment Sponsored Scholarships for Study in China:

Chiang Ching-kuo research and scholar grants:


Asian American Scholarships

Best Colleges

Learn more about the need for Asian and Pacific Islander American scholarships and also find links to helpful resources for prospective college students.