Luce Scholars Program Application

Luce Scholar deadline: September 22, 2016

Ever considered traveling somewhere our of the ordinary after graduation or during your graduate studies? What about gaining valuable international work experience in your area of study?

The Luce Scholars Program offers prestigious fellowships for 15-18 such individuals each year. A select few universities, including the University of Illinois, may nominate up to three candidates for the award. The scholarship provides an internship and all-expenses paid year in East or Southeast Asia. The goal of the program is to provide an Asian experience for those who will be future leaders in their field and communities, but have yet to come in much contact with Asian affairs. Thus, Asian studies majors/minors or anyone who has been to Asia for more than eight weeks are not eligible. No prior Asian language study is required. Any senior, graduate student or young professional who is a U.S. citizen and under the age of 29 is eligible to apply. Both the on-line application and additional information about the Luce Scholars Program may be obtained from: http://topscholars.illinois.edu/luce

 If interested, please contact David Schug or Jeff Yockey, National and International Scholarships Program, 807 South Wright Street, Fifth Floor, Illini Union Bookstore, MC-317 or at topscholars@illinois.edu or (217) 333-4710. The campus deadline for completed applications (including official transcripts from all college and graduate work and four letters of recommendation) is noon on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The National and International Scholarships Program is also willing to review your application materials in order to provide you feedback prior to the September 22 deadline.