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.
Boren Scholarships (undergraduate students):
By the 1/23/2015 deadline, submit your online application and the following hard copy materials to UM's International Programs in the International Center: 2-3 references, official transcripts from all universities or colleges attended, one page study abroad program description for organized study abroad programs OR two letters of support for direct enrollment/individually arranged study (one from the home and host institution), language self-assessment, and language proficiency form (optional). Language self-assessment and proficiency forms are available on the Boren Awards website.
Campus Review: A time will be set up for your application's campus review between 1/27/2015-1/28/2015. International programs will notify applicants of the review time and location.
Boren Fellowships (graduate students):
- Submit your online application by 1/27/2015.
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, and applications are open until the end of January, 2015.
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.
Application Deadline: March 1, 2015
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 Deadlines: Applications for 2016 will open in early 2015.
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.