UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT FINANCIAL AID
Please carefully read the information below to learn about the financial aid and scholarships available at the University of Pittsburgh. For applications and further information, please see the Eligibility and Applications page. Please note that many of the scholarships below require an additional application. Please address questions to Katherine Carlitz, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs, Asian Studies Center, (412) 648-7371, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find your scholarship below:
Please use this application form for all Chinese Studies Scholarships listed below: 2014-2015 Scholarship and fellowship application Form
Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarship
Deadline: February 4, 2014
This scholarship provides a $5000 award for an approved program of Chinese language study in the United States or China. Students must have completed at least 2 years of Chinese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period. For summer 2013, one Chinese Summer Language Study Scholarship will be awarded.
The Deadline is February 4, 2014 for all Japan Studies Scholarships EXCEPT SEALS.
The Summer East Asian Language Japan Tuition Remission and Reduction Scholarships have a separate application process (see below).
Students may receive scholarships from these and other sources only up to the program cost. If award amounts from all sources exceed the program cost, scholarships described below will be withdrawn.
Please use this application form for all Japan Studies Scholarships listed below, except SEALS, whose separate application process is described below: 2014-2015 Scholarship and fellowship application Form
Summer East Asian Language Study (SEALS) Japan Tuition Remission Scholarships
Deadline: March 14, 2014
A small number of full-tuition scholarships are available for summer SEALS Japan students who will be enrolled in JPNSE 1061 or JPNSE 1062. For more information visit the EALL’s SEALS Japan site http://www.deall.pitt.edu/summer/scholarships.php.
To apply for financial aid, please send a letter of application (hardcopy or e-mail). In the letter, please include the following points:
- Indicate whether you are interested in the First Year Japanese program or the Second Year Japanese program
- Explain your academic background
- Include a statement of purpose explaining the reason for studying Japanese and how training in Japanese will fit into your overall academic goal and/or professional career.
In addition to the letter, have the last school you attended (or are now attending) send us the transcript of your academic performance. There is not a specific application form.
Send your letters to email@example.com or mail to:
Summer East Asian Language Study (SEALS) Japan Tuition Reduction Scholarships
All out-of-state students who register for either First or Second Year intensive summer Japanese language (SEALS Japan) courses will receive a scholarship that will reduce the tuition fee to the in-state tuition rate for the 10-week, 10-credit course.
All applicants to SEALS Japan are eligible to apply for additional financial support. To find out term dates and more information, visit the SEALS website.
Japanese Studies Undergraduate Scholarship
This provides a $4,000 tuition award to a Pitt undergraduate student who has compiled a strong record in Japanese language (at least two years of study) and in area studies courses on Japan. The award can be used only at the University of Pittsburgh’s Oakland campus during the academic year (fall and spring) while the student is in residence at the Oakland campus.
The Study-in-Japan Scholarship
These scholarships provide tuition awards ($5,000 for one semester, or $10,000 for one year) to Pitt undergraduate students who have demonstrated a strong record in Japanese studies and who will study in Japan for one semester (fall or spring semester), or a year (fall and spring semester). Preference is given to applicants who will have completed at least two years of language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.
The Japanese Summer Language Study Scholarship
These scholarships provide $2,000 tuition awards to Pitt undergraduate students to study the language during the summer at an approved program of study in the United States or Japan. This award cannot be applied to SEALS Japan courses at the University of Pittsburgh. (See "Intensive Summer Japanese Program Scholarships" for financial aid for Summer Intensive Japanese at Pitt.) Preference will be given to applicants who will have completed at least one year of Japanese language study or the equivalent by the inception of the award period.
The Deadline is February 4, 2014 for all Korean Studies Scholarships.
Please use this application form for all Korean Studies Scholarships listed below, except the Korea Studies Grant:
Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship
The Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship covers in-state tuition expenses for one semester of full-time study at the University of Pittsburgh. Applicants must be currently-enrolled students at the University of Pittsburgh at the time of application, and must have completed one academic year of study by the inception of the award. This award is available to (1) undergraduate or graduate students, of any nationality, with a demonstrated interest in Korean studies; or (2) undergraduate or graduate students, in any field, from Korea.
Korean Studies Grant
The Korea Council is accepting applications for the Korean Studies Grant. This grant provides up to $3,000 per academic year to encourage and develop Korean studies at the University of Pittsburgh. All Pitt faculty, students, staff, and related personnel are eligible to apply. Applications may be for any amount up to $3,000 and multiple applications by the same person are allowed. All applications will be considered by the Korean Council. There is a rolling deadline for applications.
The Korean Studies Grant cannot be used to apply for individual tuition remission (use the Korean Studies Tuition Remission Scholarship), or travel to conferences. The Korean Studies Grant can fund undergraduate student research only where it is part of a collaborative project with active faculty support.
The Korea Council will look favorably upon projects that meet one or more of the following conditions:
- Directly contribute to the development of Pitt’s KS program.
- Place KS within a transnational or multidisciplinary context.
- Request partial/matching funds from other sources.
Examples of funding requests for Korean studies projects would include, but not be limited to:
- Public speakers,
- Hosting events (films, performances, etc.)
- Holding symposia, conferences, etc.
- Travel to conferences, meetings, etc.
- Support for research or teaching.
- Library collection/acquisitions.
- Outreach projects.
Each proposal should present a concrete agenda and/or detailed travel plans.
Each proposal should include a complete budget.
A final report must be submitted to the Korea Council within 3 months of the project’s conclusion.
The Korean Endowment at the University of Pittsburgh shall be acknowledged in any works that result from the funding.
All requests for funding from the Korean Studies Grant should be emailed to Katherine Carlitz (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will forward appropriate applications to the Korea Council.
The deadline for the INPAC Student Awards varies. Please visit the web site below for deadline information.
Indo-Pacific Area Studies Student Awards
Please follow the link to the INPAC for more information and the application deadline:
Updated January 15, 2014
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