Newman Scholars in Chinese Studies
To reward high school seniors who have studied Chinese, and encourage them to continue their Chinese studies at OU, the OU Institute for US-China Issues announces a scholarship competition, the Newman Scholars in Chinese Studies.
Newman Scholars will receive $1,000 in their OU bursars account upon enrollment in Chinese classes their freshman year. They will then receive another $1,000 their sophomore or junior year to fund study abroad in the Chinese speaking world.
Newman Scholars will also have special access to Institute programming, such as meeting with the Chinese and American diplomats who attend the US-China Diplomatic Dialogue, Chinese writers and literary experts involved in the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, and attending monthly China faculty lunch talks.
Application Information. Two steps:
- Chinese teachers in the state of Oklahoma are encouraged to nominate the best graduating seniors in their Chinese classes. Nominations should be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday February 19, and should include student names and e-mail addresses. No more than three names can be submitted by any one Chinese teacher. They must be ranked, and each applicant’s experience and strengths and weaknesses as a Chinese language student should be briefly discussed.
- The Institute for US-China Issues will then e-mail qualified students inviting applications, which students should submit electronically to email@example.com by Wednesday March 5. Student applications should include a one page statement about why the student wishes to attend OU and continue studying Chinese, a copy of their high school transcript, and a short résumé or cv. Students should also have one high school teacher other than their Chinese teacher submit a brief (no more than one page) letter of recommendation by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 5.
Winners will be announced Friday, March 7. Please address questions to email@example.com or 405/325-3580.