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Additional Scholarships & Awards

The Asian Studies Center can help connect students to scholarships and awards that support their studies, research, and work in Asian language and culture.

Boren Scholarships and Fellowships

Boren Awards provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East, where they can add important international and language components to their educations. Boren Scholars and Fellows represent a variety of academic backgrounds, but all are interested in studying critical or less commonly taught languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Swahili.

For more information, requirements, and the application process visit the Boren Awards website.

Gilman International Scholarship

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers funding to U.S. undergraduate students who wish to further their studies or take an internship abroad. The Gilman Scholarship Program greatly values international exchange, as it prepares U.S. students for interaction in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.

For more information, requirements, and the application process visit the Gilman International Scholarship website.

Fulbright Scholar Programs

Fulbright Scholar Programs offer recent graduates and graduate students the opportunity to study, do research, and teach in over 140 countries. Fulbright offers over 1900 grants each year to students in any field. With a large number of Fulbright scholars around the world becoming a Fulbright scholar opens up a world of networking opportunities.

For more information about the Fulbright Scholar Programs visit the International Studies and Programs' Fulbright page.

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Schwarzman Scholars is a highly selective, one-year master's program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the challenges of the future. Students will live and study together on the campus of Schwarzman College, a newly-built, state-of-the-art facility, where all classes will be taught in English. Students will pursue degrees in one of three disciplines: Public Policy, Economics and Business, or International Studies

For more information on the requirements of and the application process visit the Schwarzman Scholarship Program website. For program questions please contact Kristin Janka Millar (kristin(at)

The Walker Hill International Award

The Walker Hill International Award is an award for doctoral students that can be used for pre-dissertation visits to a doctoral research site in a country outside the United States. International students who undertake research in the country of their origin are not eligible.

For more information about the Walker Hill International Award please visit the International Studies and Programs' Walker Hill International Award page.

Claffey Meyer International Travel Grant

This award provides financial assistance to domestic students who intend to travel to developing countries for the purpose of providing technical assistance, participate in research, or engage in service. The intent is for students to work towards discovering and implementing solutions in response to urgent human needs (for example: food security, environmental quality, health and nutrition, education, and other areas) and, thereby, to encourage careers in international development teaching, research and practice. Grants are intended to support travel, related living expenses, and projects costs, not to be used as a tuition scholarship.

For more information about the grant please visit the International Studies and Programs' Claffey Meyer International Travel Grant page

Dr. Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship

The Dr. Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship scholarship is available to MSU doctoral students with dissertation research objectives who have defended, or are in the process of defending, a dissertation proposal. The scholarship supports field research abroad in support of the student's dissertation.

For more information about the research scholarship please visit the International Studies and Programs' Dr. Charles and Marjorie Gliozzo Dissertation Research Scholarship page.