Student Support

Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies,

Purpose and Description

The Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies is funded through the Anne H. Scott Endowment in Chinese Studies at IEAS, a gift of Hugh A. Scott in memory of his late wife, Anne H. Scott (née Anne Hanrahan), and her dedication to Chinese historical studies. The Scholarship is to support an undergraduate student emphasizing Chinese studies at UC Berkeley. It is 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 translate historical texts. For 2012-13, one award of $3,000 is available.

Criteria and Eligibility

The Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies is awarded annually to an undergraduate student in good standing who demonstrates outstanding academic promise. All currently-enrolled UC Berkeley undergraduates are eligible to apply, and they 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.

Award Period and Uses

The Scott Scholarship is awarded in the fall term for use (normally) during the following spring and/or summer term. The 2012-13, the award will be announced by late November 2012, and will be disbursed as a stipend at the beginning of the spring 2013 semester.

Application Procedures for the 2012-13 Award

Students should submit, by email or snailmail, the following materials to Martin Backstrom, Associate Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley 94704-2318, by Monday, November 5, 2012.

  1. 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. One Letter of Recommendation, mailed or emailed separately to IEAS. Emailed recommendations go to

Please contact Martin Backstrom at with any questions about the 2012-13 Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies.

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