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PSU Asia Studies Scholarships

The following Asia-focused scholarships are available for Portland State University students with academic interests related to Asia and/or Asian languages.

These scholarships are made possible through the generosity of PSU scholarship supporters, Friends of PSU's Institute for Asian Studies, Asia Studies supporters, and international partners.


PSU Institute for Asian Studies Scholarship

1-2 scholarship awards for up to $2000, 
for PSU full-time enrolled students pursuing an academic program at Portland State, or abroad, with a focus on Asia and/or Asian language studies, with selection priority given to students who are

  1. under-represented1 college students, 
  2. admitted to a PSU approved study abroad program in an Asian country2
  3. who are studying for the first time in that country.

1Under-represented students include, but are not limited to: economically disadvantaged students, first-generation college students  (neither parent has a four-year college degree from any country), students with disabilities and/or ethnic and racially diverse students.

2 Students with an interest in Japan or Japanese language studies or who will study abroad to Japan are encouraged to apply for the scholarship offered by Center for Japanese Studies.

DEADLINE:  April 15, 2016

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Peter & Christine Nickerson Scholarship for Asian Studies 

for a PSU approved SUMMER study abroad or internship program in CHINA
DEADLINE:   April 1

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Scholarships for students with an interest in Chinese language and culture, available through the Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarter and the Confucius Institute at PSU

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