Luce Scholars

Open to US Citizens & non-US Citizens

Deadline: October 1 2022

Luce Scholars

Application is open for the 2023-2024 cycle

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 their specific professional interests, background, qualifications, and experience. Luce is open to US citizens and permanent residents, and placements can be made in the following countries: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Aimed at a very select group of young professionals from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, the Luce Scholars Program is unique in placing emphasis on leaders who have had limited (or no) prior exposure to the region.  Luce welcomes applications from college seniors, graduate students, and young professionals in a variety of fields. A monthly stipend and certain other allowances are provided by the Luce Foundation.

The Luce Scholars program no longer requires university nomination. Luce now accepts applications directly from students and alumni.

Deadline: October 1, 2022

Penn’s Application Process

  • While the Luce Foundation does not require Penn’s nomination, CURF will be happy to provide advice, guidance, and application assistance to you.

Contact Information

Dr. Angie Estévez
Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships 
The ARCH, 3601 Locust Walk 
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6224
You may schedule an appointment with Dr. Estévez

Fellowship Availability

Fellowship Location: 

Fellowship Type

Work/Service Teach English

Fellowship Eligibility

Senior Alumni Graduate Student