Blakemore Foundation is offering a scholarship to freeman fellowships in the form of one academic year of full-time, escalated language courses of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, or Burmese at the high level in endorsed language programs in East or Southeast Asia. Only permanent residents of the US or American citizens are eligible to apply.
The Blakemore Foundation is looking for people who can be committed to their field. The ideal candidate will be someone with good grades, exceptional recommendations, and an exhibited commitment to the Asian nation and language. Applicants who are seeking a career in fields like STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), environmental studies, international business, accounting, law, medication, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, government services are welcome to apply.
Thomas and Frances Blakemore went through over 50 years living and working in Japan. They set up the Blakemore Foundation in 1990 to encourage Americans to foster more prominent familiarity with Asian languages and to expand the comprehension of Asian arts in the United States. The Blakemore Foundation is a charitable trust coordinated under the laws of the State of Washington.
Here is a brief description for you concerning the following scholarship:
|Number of awards||1|
|Contest deadline||December 30, 2021|
|Application fees||Not required|
|Requirements||No specific requirements|
Who is Eligible?
Following are the eligibility requirements that need to be satisfied for participating in the following scholarship contest:
- The applicant must be an American citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
- The applicant must be pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that involves regular Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer or Burmese.
- The applicant must have a minimum bachelor’s degree.
- The applicant must be at or near an advanced level in the language.
- By the start of the grant, the applicant must have completed (at minimum) the third year of language classes at the college level, through formal classroom study at a college or university or in rigorous college-level language programs.
- The applicant must 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.
In order to take benefit from this scholarship, the applicant must have the following things:
- A focused, well-defined career objective involving East or SE Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect.
- The potential to contribute to a field of study or area of professional or business activity relating to an Asian country.
- Prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country.
- Outstanding academic record.
The applicants will be judged based on the selection and eligibility criteria. The decided winner will be given a chance to attend one academic year of full-time, escalated language courses of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, or Burmese at the high level in endorsed language programs in East or Southeast Asia.
The last date for the application submission for the scholarship is December 30, 2021.