The decision to study abroad is no joke. Now factor in being an underrepresented student? Not a simple undertaking.
Since its inception in as the Asian Cultural Program of the JDR 3rd Fund, ACC has operated a program of long-term, immersive fellowships and shorter-term grants for individual artists, scholars, and arts professionals who wish to pursue specialized training not available in their home countries; find new creative inspiration through travel, research, and exploration; or pursue targeted research projects aligned with ACC's mission of advancing international understanding. The Asian Cultural Council makes grants to support international travel and cultural exchange between Asia and the U. The large majority of grants are awarded directly to individual artists, scholars, and arts specialists.
AABA recognizes the importance of fostering the growth of law students to improve the future development of the Asian Pacific American bar. AABA will award scholarships to deserving law students who are committed to advocating and improving their communities. All current law students are eligible to apply.
Chinese students are introduced to the rigors ad rewards of cultural fieldwork through the support of a United Board grant. The United Board has long promoted whole person education in the tradition of the liberal arts colleges and universities in Asia. Whole person education addresses the varied academic, professional, personal, and spiritual needs of students.
Over the past few decades there has been a concerted effort to encourage more ethnic minorities to pursue a post-secondary education. Minority students from all ethnic backgrounds have a long history of being under-represented in both the halls of higher education and the professional business world. To help address this imbalance, a wide range of grant programs have been developed to provide financial assistance to minority students who may not otherwise have the necessary resources to afford a college education.
A 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, books, etc. Interested students should apply to Freeman-ASIA in the academic term before their study abroad program begins. Applications must also be endorsed by both the study abroad adviser and the financial aid adviser by the specified deadline.
For over forty-five years, the UCLA Asian American Studies Center has been at the forefront of educating the American public about the intellectual, cultural, and political diversity of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience. The Center has sought to advance new fields of scholarship and teaching in Asian American Studies since its founding. The individual work of the Center's faculty, staff, and students, as well as the larger-scale projects of its affiliated research institutes, continue that legacy.
Over the last few decades there has been a big push to encourage minority students in their pursuit of a college education. The need to diversify both the national student body, and the national workforce, has led to a number of education grants designed to support and develop students from different ethnic backgrounds. These grant programs commonly provide funding for minority students who would otherwise find it difficult to pay for college.
In keeping with the mission of the Luce Foundation, the goals of the Asia Program are to encourage the development of expertise, capacity and resources on East and Southeast Asia, and to foster scholarly and cultural exchange between the United States and Asia. Our grants, awarded to institutions, support three areas: Asia-focused teaching and research in higher education; policy projects relevant to U. We pursue our goals through two categories of grantmaking: Responsive Grants and Special Initiatives.