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Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA)

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Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its people and cultures. Eligible countries include: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam.

Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Candidates must be a US Citizen or permanent resident; receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in study abroad; have a minimum GPA of 2.8; and be pursuing his or her first bachelor's degree.

Award recipients receive need-based funding to assist with the cost of the study abroad programs and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc. Awards of up to $7,000 are available. Selected study abroad programs must be eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.

Deadline: Late October each year (Spring); Early March each year (Summer); Mid-April each year (Fall/Academic Year)

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Study Abroad / International Exchange

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Extreme financial need

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