LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM
LUCE SCHOLARS PROGRAM:
ELIGIBILITY: Graduating seniors, graduate students, grad and undergrad alumni (under age 29); GPA 3.7 recommended
The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for eighteen young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. Dating from 1974, the program's purpose is to increase awareness of Asia among future leaders in American society. Nominees should have a record of high academic achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest with evidence of potential for professional accomplishment.
The Luce Scholars Program is distinctive in that it seeks students who have NOT had significant experience in Asia or Asian studies. Those who already have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies are ineligible for the Luce Scholars Program. Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field - other than Asian studies -including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. For more information, including application form and materials, please visit the Luce Scholars Program website at: http://www.hluce.org/3scholfm.
Placements can be made in the following countries in East and Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, India (new this year), Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Candidates must be American citizens who have received at least a bachelor’s degree and are no more than 29 years old on September 1 of the year they enter the program.
The applications of candidates must also be forwarded by a nominating institution. To be nominated, applicants must submit a completed application, including application form and personal statement, ALL transcripts, and four letters of recommendation to GW’s Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research.
- Outstanding capacity for leadership
- Record of high achievement
- Clear and mature sense of professional goals and aspirations
- Personal qualities of flexibility, adaptability, humility, and openness