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FUNDING YOUR OVERSEAS CAPSTONE YEAR

Students accepted into the Chinese Flagship Program may be eligible for funding for the overseas capstone program, overseas and domestic summer programs. Financial support including scholarships and grants, are available through NSEP, Flagship, BYU, FLAS, the federal government, and many other sources. Flagship students are expected to apply for all external funding before being awarded any federal Flagship funding. The Flagship Center Managing Director, rita_cortez@byu.edu, will work with each advanced Flagship student to ensure they apply to all sources of funding and receive adequate awards for the Flagship Overseas Program. Students are strongly encouraged to seek funding sources through private donors and scholarships, and save personal funds for their year abroad.

2020/2021 Scholarship Guide

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  • For more information, please visit BYU College of Humanities Scholarships or visit the Brigham Young University Financial Aid Office website.

  • The College of Humanities (COH), provides funding for Humanities majors and minors who have applied for the PELL grants for funding experiential learning experiences, and during internships abroad. Specific HCOLL classes are required to receive funding. See more here: https://liberalarts.byu.edu/international-study-scholarships

  • Students with a strong and established desire to use their Chinese skills toward government service qualify to apply for this funding. For students interested in a government career, the BOREN funding has financial and career-placement advantages. A service-payback agreement is required for this funding. For more details visit Boren Awards.

  • Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are funded by the federal government and are offered by the Asian Studies Program to encourage BYU graduate and undergraduate students to study select Asian languages (including Russian) and area studies. For information about the scholarship and how to apply, please visit Kennedy Center.

  • Freeman-Asia provides scholarship for U.S. students who have financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. For more information about the scholarship, please visit Freeman-Asia.

  • The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship provides scholarship to students with financial need and has post-program service requirement. For more information about the scholarship, please visit Gilman.

  • The Federal Pell Grant is a scholarship for all U.S. college students who have financial need. For more information about Federal Pell Grant, please visit Federal Student Aid.

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WRITING SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

Prestigious international and area studies scholarships offer significant financial rewards, prestige, and a stamp of approval to students throughout their career. On the Kennedy Center website there are strategies, tips and examples given by faculty members for how to apply successfully. More information can be found on the Kennedy Center Scholarship.