Out of six scholarship recipients who are studying Chinese as a foreign language this year, five of our BYU Chinese Flagship Center students, Joel Christensen, Nathan Jorgensen, Josef Kujanpaa, Joseph Gabriel and Jacob B. Larson, have been awarded the prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies Scholarships (FLAS) scholarship. The average GPA for the FLAS recipients this year was 3.75, making these very competitive scholarships.
Joel Christensen, Nathan Jorgensen, Josef Kujanpaa, Joseph Gabriel and Jacob B. Larson, among many of the FLAS recipients this year, work toward unique careers relating to Chinese. Joel Christensen, Nathan Jorgensen, and Jacob B. Larsen have each selected Chinese as their second major, while pursuing Computer Science, Marriage and Family Studies, and Business as their other major. Josef Kujanpaa is currently a Chinese major, while Joseph Gabriel is an Asian Studies Major. These Students have a great career track ahead of them as they continue to excel in their academic areas of study.
Asian Studies also awarded FLAS scholarships to four graduate students and 16 undergraduate students this year in the amount of $249,000, and the Center for the Study of Europe awarded FLAS scholarships to six graduate students and 11 undergraduate students, totaling $222,000.For more information about FLAS and how to apply, please visit the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies website or email Eric Hyer, Asian studies coordinator
To learn more about current scholarship offerings, please visit the Office of Prestigious Scholarships and Fellowships website.