Student Support

The Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies, 2014‑15

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 supports 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 2014‑15, two awards of $3000 are available.

Criteria and Eligibility

The Anne H. Scott Scholarship in Chinese Studies is awarded annually to undergraduate student(s) in good standing who demonstrate 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 spring term for use (normally) during the following summer and/or fall term. In 2014, the award will be announced by early April, and will be disbursed as a stipend before the summer begins.

Application Procedures for the 2014‑15 Award

Students should submit, by email (in one file), the following materials to Martin Backstrom, Associate Director, Institute of East Asian Studies, 2223 Fulton Street, 6th Floor, Berkeley 94720-2318, by Friday, March 14, 2014.

  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 backstrom@berkeley.edu.

Please contact Martin Backstrom at backstrom@berkeley.edu with any questions about the 2014‑15 Anne H. Scott Memorial Undergraduate Scholarship in Chinese Studies.

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Click here to download the application form.