Bridging Scholarships for Programs in Japan
- Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Japanese language study is not a prerequisite. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and must be enrolled as undergraduates in a college or university in the United States before and during the time they are studying abroad. Their study in Japan must last for at least 3 months and must earn credit that will transfer to their home campus in the US. Bridging Scholarship recipients receive a stipend of $2,500 (for students on semester-long programs) or $4,000 (for students on academic year programs). Students studying in Japan on summer programs are not eligible to apply.
Center for Languages and Cultures Grants and Scholarships
- The Center for Languages and Cultures (CLC) aims to promote language learning on the USC campus and provides scholarship opportunities and resources for Language Study.
CIEE Foreign Language Scholarships for USC Students
- To promote the intensive and sustained study of Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, CIEE (Council on International Education Exchange) has designated merit scholarships specifically for USC students accepted into CIEE’s programs in Brazil, Chile, China/Taiwan, Japan, Jordan and Russia. This is only available for spring semester CIEE programs. Awards are for $1000 or $2000.
Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer Merit Scholarships
- The Dean Joan Metcalf Schaefer Merit Scholarships in USC Dornsife reward students each year who follow in Dean Joan’s footsteps of scholarship, leadership and service. Applicants for the awards must be full-time undergraduate students majoring in USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California for the academic year, junior or senior class standing, and have a minimum 3.5 grade point average. This merit scholarship can range in amount up to $5,000.
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships
- FLAS fellowships are provided by a U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for undergraduate and graduate study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. The purpose of the program is to enrich the nation’s pool of area and international specialists. Applicants should be planning to use their training to teach, to serve in government or international agencies, or to engage in other work that advances American understanding of other countries. Estimated institutional payment for an academic year fellowship is $18,000 for a graduate student and $10,000 for an undergraduate student. The estimated institutional payment for a summer fellowship is $5,000 for graduate and undergraduate students.
Freeman – ASIA
- Freeman-ASIA accepts applications from U.S. citizens or permanent residents studying at the undergraduate level at a two-year or four-year college or university who demonstrate financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Grant amounts for an academic year range up to $7,000, an semester up to $5,000, and an summer up to $3,000.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
- Fulbright provides full funding for an academic year abroad in over 140 countries for graduating seniors, graduate students and recent alumni who are U.S. citizens. Fulbright grants generally provide round-trip transportation to the host country, funding to cover room, board, and incidental costs, based on the cost of living in the host country, accident & sickness health benefits. In some countries, grants may also include: book and research allowances, mid-term enrichment activities and full or partial tuition, among other benefits.
The Fund for Education Abroad
- Scholarships of up to $10,000 to support study abroad for an academic year, up to $5,000 to support study abroad for a semester, and prorated by number of weeks with a minimum of $1,250 for summer programs. See website for more details. FEA not only limited to these general scholarships but a dedicated scholarship as well who indicates their interest through their application forms.
GRIT Scholarship Program
- The Foundation for Global Scholars seeks to empower globally minded students to gain international understanding and perspective, without regard to financial ability, and to return the investment by making an impact on their local/wider communities. Globally Remarkable Intentional Talent (GRIT) Scholars receive a $3,000 scholarship for their international experience. Scholars must participate in a program abroad for no less than 28 days on a university-accredited program or a vetted partner program. While abroad or after returning to their local communities in the U.S., GRIT Scholars are expected to conduct a project addressing a local or global challenge. These projects can be executed in several ways, including community organizing, research, and design thinking.
Japanese Government’s MEXT Scholarships
- Japan’s MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) offers scholarship opportunities for non-Japanese nationals to study at a university or technical college in Japan. Scholarships are given both for degree and non-degree programs. Non-degree undergraduate scholarships offer one year of study to deepen understanding of Japanese language, Japanese affairs, and Japanese culture. Applicants must be majoring in fields related to Japanese language and culture and enrolled at the home university before and after the scholarship term. Successful applicants will receive airfare, tuition, and monthly stipend.
LTI Korean Translation Academy
- The Korean Literature Translation Institute invites applications for its two-year, full-time program in translation studies. Designed to foster translators of Korean literary and cultural texts, the program annually admits three to four candidates in each of its current five language categories—English, French, German, Spanish, and Russian. Successful applicants will participate in a systematic curriculum that provides an in-depth study of translation, and they will receive round-trip airfare, monthly stipend (1.6 million KRW), visa and health insurance, tuition waiver, and a help in finding housing during their stay.
Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowships
- The Mellon Foundation supports a select group of sophomores who are considering an academic career and are likely to pursue graduate studies in the liberal arts (humanities, social sciences *excluding psychology, or natural sciences *excluding biology). Students must formally apply to their campus MMUF program to be considered for selection as fellows. The fellowship is not awarded directly to individual students; instead, the Mellon Foundation awards grants to the program’s member institutions, which then select fellows and administer the program on each campus.
The MOFA Taiwan Scholarship
- The MOFA Taiwan Scholarship aims to encourage outstanding students to pursue academic degrees in Taiwan and to deepen their understanding of Taiwan’s academic environment, thereby enhancing exchanges and building friendships between Taiwan and their home nations. It is offered both for the non-degree Mandarin Language Enrichment Program (LEP) for a maximum of one year and for degree programs. Scholarship recipients will receive airfare and a monthly stipend of NT$25,000 for the LEP and NT$30,000 for degree programs.
NSEP David L. Boren Undergraduate Scholarships
- The National Security Education Program (NSEP) David L. Boren Scholarships offer a unique opportunity for study abroad in world regions critical to U.S. interests (including Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America & the Caribbean, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Scholarship funds the study of language and culture in a program of your choosing. Boren Scholarship provides up to $20,000 for a year-long program, $10,000 for a semester long program and $8,000 for STEM majors to participate in a summer program.
Roberta Persinger Foulke Endowment Fellowship
- Established by USC Alumna Roberta Persinger Foulke (BA/MA History 1936), this fellowship program provides assistance for students who demonstrate the ability or desire to further the interests of women in the field of history or historical studies. Research and Travel Grants will be given to undergraduate students with the best proposals to use funds for scholarly research, travel, or other departmentally-approved programs. Funds will be applied to items such as travel expenses, conference fees, or research materials and can be used in the summer months.
Sayoko Kono Legacy Fund
- In memory of Sayoko Kono, former Associate Director of the California Private Universities and Colleges (CALPUC) Program in Japan, USC’s East Asian Studies Center will support undergraduate students studying abroad in East Asia through the Sayoko Kono Legacy Fund. EASC will provide up to $2,000 in additional support for USC undergraduates who have been accepted to participate in the 2016 Global East Asia (GEA) as Problems without Passports program. To be eligible students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and must be accepted into the 2016 GEA program.
Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies
- The Tsai Family Research Fund for Taiwan Studies is an ambitious three-year initiative to increase interest and study in Taiwan. It supports undergraduate and graduate study and research on Taiwan. The funding preferably goes to students who may be interested in using Taiwan as a comparative case study in their research about larger themes or issues. Awards of up to $1,000 for study abroad in Taiwan or research in or on Taiwan under the guidance of a USC faculty. Applicable to USC programs: CIEE semester study abroad, EALC Taiwan Chinese language summer program, Problems without Passports summer program in Taiwan and non-USC programs.
United States Department of State Critical Language Scholarships
- Scholarships for intensive summer overseas study in the fourteen critical need foreign languages, including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The CLS Program provides fully-funded seven to ten week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences. Students of diverse disciplines and majors are encouraged to apply. This program also provides academic credits issued through Bryn Mawr College.