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Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies

The Institute of East Asian Studies is pleased to announce the guidelines for the Institute of East Asian Studies' 2009 Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies. This year, one award of $3,000 is available. This scholarship opportunity is for UCB undergraduates with an interest in Chinese history. The scholarship is made possible by a generous gift of Hugh A. Scott in honor of the memory of his late wife, Anne H. Scott (née Anne Hanrahan) to remember her work in, and dedication to, Chinese studies — in particular Chinese history and the translation of historiography. The scholarships are intended to assist students who have studied the Chinese language who wish to use their language training to study Chinese history or culture, or to conduct translation of historical works.

Freshmen, sophomores, juniors and December-graduating seniors are eligible to apply, and students must be enrolled during the award period. Non-resident, resident and international students are eligible. Students must have studied at least one year of Chinese language (or have equivalent background), and must propose a project or academic course of study that involves study of Chinese history or culture, or a translation from Chinese. Students can be majors in any field or undeclared, as long as a suitable project is proposed. Projects can be course-related or extra-curricular.

To apply, students should submit the following materials (by email or snailmail) to Martin Backstrom, Associate Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley 94704-2318, by Monday, May 4, 2009. The 2009 award will be announced by Friday, May 15.

  1. Completed Application Cover Sheet (PDF file attached).
  2. A current Transcript (unofficial copies OK) from UCB together with a list of any courses currently in progress.
  3. A detailed Study/Project Proposal (maximum 2 pages). The proposal should describe how the student intends to apply his or her knowledge/study of Chinese to the study of Chinese history or culture or to a translation project. In either case, a clear indication of how the student will use his or her Chinese language skills is required.
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation, mailed or emailed separately to IEAS. Emailed recommendations go to

Please contact Martin Backstrom at with any questions about the 2009 Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies.