Open to US citizens only
Deadline: October 11 2018
In spite of its name, the Luce Scholars Program is experiential rather than academic in nature. At the heart of the enterprise are the internships that are arranged for each Scholar on the basis of his or her specific professional interests, background, qualifications, and experience. Placements can be made in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam
Aimed at a very select group of young Americans from a wide range of professional backgrounds, the Luce Scholars Program is unique in placing emphasis on leaders who have had no prior experience in Asian affairs and who might not otherwise have an opportunity during the course of their careers to come to know Asia or their Asian colleagues. A monthly stipend and certain other allowances are provided by the Luce Foundation.
Penn Deadline: October 11, 2018 (TENTATIVE, subject to change for 2018)
Penn’s Application Process
The Luce Scholars program accepts nominations from institutions – students may not apply independently. To apply to be one of Penn’s three nominees, you must complete the following steps by Penn’s Internal Deadline of October 11, 2018.
- As soon as you have arranged for letters of recommendation, fill out a CURF Recommendation Request Form for each recommender.
- Complete Penn’s Request for Nomination application form. Here, you will upload a single PDF which combines your Luce Scholars Program Application Form (including personal statement) and your unofficial transcript from Penn InTouch (and other institutions, if relevant). If you do not receive an email confirming your submission within 4 hours, please IMMEDIATELY email firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure CURF has received your submission.
- Each applicant must also submit a passport-style photograph upon application. Please either hand-deliver this photograph to the CURF office or mail the photograph to CURF at the address below.
- Nominated students will receive further instructions.
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
Please call 215-746-6488 to schedule an appointment