The Freeman Awards for Study in Asia Program is now accepting applications.

This program offers scholarships for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Its goal is to increase the number of Americans with first-hand exposure to and nderstanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. The 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, and books. To be eligible for the award, a student must: 

-Be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
-Be currently receiving need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance
-Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 in pursuit of his or her first bachelor’s degree
-Be accepted to or applying to a study abroad program in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.
-Have little or no experience in the country in which he or she plans to study
-Be studying abroad for at least 12 weeks (fall and spring semesters)
-Be studying abroad during the Spring 2012 term (applications for the Fall 2012 and Summer 2012 awards are due at later dates)

Applications and further information are available at the program Website.

The Spring 2012 application deadline for this scholarship is Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Students interested in applying may contact Dr. Geoff Hempill at or 718.982.2301 for assistance with their applications. Further information can also be found in the Center for International Service (Building 2A, Room 206) or in the Career and Scholarship Center (Building 1A, Room 105).