Henry Luce Foundation

Deadline NYU internal deadline - September 11, 2017
Final deadline - November 1, 2017
Eligibility   Bachelor's by time of award
Duration
11 months
Website
www.hluce.org
Contact
scholarships@nyu.edu

Information session: Wednesday, September 6, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT). Please RSVP here.

Candidates must:

  • be less than 30 years of age
  • be a U.S. citizen
  • have received a bachelor's degree prior to the year of the grant
  • have a record of achievement, leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest
  • have limited exposure to Asia

Outline

The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship program. It was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 11 months.

Application Process

The Luce Scholarship is open to senior undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni with outstanding leadership ability, who have had limited exposure to Asia. Those specializing in Asian studies are not eligible.

NYU is allowed to nominate three NYU students / alumni to apply for this scholarship. The call for applications to become a NYU nominee is now open. If you would like to apply, you need to submit the full application form (available at http://www.hluce.org/lsapp.aspx), along with two letters of reference and the names and contact details of two more recommender who could write a letter, if you were nominated by NYU. You also need to submit the personal statement (as described in the application form) along with an academic transcript. You do not need to submit photos. Please send all the materials (together) to nyu.globalawards@nyu.edu with the subject heading LUCE NYU NOMINATION APPLICATION. The deadline for applying for NYU nomination is the 11th of September. We will announce NYU’s nominees by early October. The final deadline for the application (to the Luce Foundation) is the 1st of November.

Graduate Students

Graduate students are eligible to apply as long as they would not have reached their 30th birthday prior to beginning the grant.

Advice from NYU's 2014 Luce Nominee

Clancey Cornell, Luce nominee (2014):

Advice: The application process for the Luce Fellowship was extremely rewarding--not only did it give me the confidence that I will be a strong candidate for future fellowships, it allowed me to explore what I am most passionate about.

 


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