The Mansfield Center understands the importance of helping students fund a global education to help them prepare for their futures. The Mansfield Center makes available information on Asia or ethics-oriented scholarships to help students at the University of Montana.
Awards of up to $20,000 are available from the National Security Education Program for undergraduate and graduate level students for studying abroad for semester, academic year, or summer programs outside of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand. The scholarships are awarded with preference for countries, languages, and fields of study critical to U.S. national security. All scholarship recipients must agree to the NSEP Service Requirement.
Application includes an on-campus review process coordinated through the Office of International Programs.
Boren Scholarships (undergraduate students):
Application Deadline: The on-campus deadline for 2016 has passed. 2017 applications will be due in January of 2017.
Boren Fellowships (graduate students):
Application Deadline: Applications for 2016 have now closed. 2017 applications will be due in January of 2017.
The Institute of International Education and Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters have partnered to create the Confucius China Studies Program, which provides generous funding and support for qualified students who wish to pursue their Ph.D. research in China! Funding awards range from six months to two years.
The application for the 2016-2017 competition has closed.
Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures. Summer awards are available up to $3,000, semester awards up to $5,000, and academic year awards up to $7,000.
Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program's goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.
Spring 2017 Deadline: October 13, 2016
Going-to-the-Sun Travel Grants is dedicated to supporting young Montanans as they explore the world. An annual grant of up to $5,000 is award to an individual who is between 18 and 25 years old and who has the most compelling project or trip outline. The grant can be used for self-designed tours or for organized endeavors such as language courses, volunteer trips, or research excursions.
Applications are currently closed.
The Japanese Government offers the following scholarships annually to U.S. citizens living in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska through the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle. The majority of these scholarships offer a monthly stipend, travel expenses to and from Japan, and exemption from school fees.
Application Deadline: Applications are usually due in late May and open in February. We will have more information when applications open.
Types of Japanese Government Scholarships
Specialized Training College Students Scholarship
Available to high school graduates and above
This scholarship covers a three-year period of vocational study in the following areas: civil engineering, architecture, electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunication, nutrition, infant education, secretarial studies, hotel management, tourism, fashion, dress making, design, photography, and other fields of study. It includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending Professional Training College. Available to high school graduates who are between 17 and 21 years of age.
Research Student Scholarship
Available to university graduates
The Research Student Scholarship covers a one-and-a-half year to two-year period of graduate research at Japanese universities. The study area must be in the same field or a related field to the one the applicant studied or is now studying. Recipients may enter a Master's or Ph.D. program after passing the entrance examination given by the university concerned. The scholarship includes a half-year of Japanese language training for those who need Japanese language training. Applicants need to be less than 35 years of age and must be university graduates.
Undergraduate Student Scholarship
Available to high school graduates and above
This four- to seven-year scholarship is available to high school graduates for attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. This scholarship includes a one-year Japanese language program at a Japanese language school prior to attending a Japanese university as an undergraduate student. Recipients will receive a bachelor’s degree in Japan. Applicants must be between 17 and 21 years of age.
Japanese Studies Scholarship
Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring in Japan related studies
This program offers students a one-year intensive course in the Japanese language and introduction to Japanese studies. Available to undergraduate students who are currently majoring or minoring in Japan-related studies at a 4-year university. Applicants need to be between 18 and 29 years of age.