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Blakemore Scholarships Available

October 5, 2021

Grants for the Study of East and Southeast Asian Languages

The grant application period for language grants for the 2022/2023 academic year is OPEN!

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $20 million in grants to graduating seniors, college graduates, graduate students and working professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive Asian language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Who should apply? The Blakemore Foundation is looking for individuals who will make significant contributions to their field. The ideal candidate is someone with stellar grades, outstanding recommendations, and a demonstrated commitment to the Asian country and language. Beyond commitment, we are looking for purpose: a career path that will benefit from professional fluency in that modern Asian language throughout that individual’s life.  Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, international business, accounting, law, medicine, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 5:00 PM (Pacific) December 30, 2021.

Visit The Blakemore Foundation for more information, or go directly to the link below to apply on-line. If you are applying from overseas, see their website for more information. 


Japan Studies Program

Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
Box 353650
Seattle WA, 98195-3650