Current Scholarship Opportunities

There are no current undergraduate scholarship opportunities through the Center for Asian Studies at this time.

Past Scholarship Opportunities

Center for Asian Studies Undergraduate Scholarships for the Study of Asia

The Center for Asian Studies Undergraduate Scholarships for the Study of Asia will be unavailable for the Academic Year of 2012-13. We encourage undergraduate students to apply for the various scholarship opportunities listed above.

The Scholarship

Scholarships available through the Center for Asian Studies are for variable amounts up to a maximum of $3,000 per year ($1,500 per semester). Students must take a minimum of three courses (9 semester hours) focused primarily on Asia, in any discipline, during the academic year in which they receive support. Continuation of the scholarship from one semester to the next is contingent upon the recipient earning a semester grade average minimum of B (3.0) in the student’s Asia-related classes, and a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5. Scholarships will be credited directly to the recipients’ tuition bills at the University of Colorado. Scholarships may also be used for participation in a CU-sponsored study abroad program in Asia, as long as the applicant has not received other major scholarship support.


Full-time students who have declared a major in Asian Studies, Chinese, or Japanese are eligible to apply. In addition, students who have an Asian focus in a major in another department, (such as History majors who choose China or Japan as their world area of focus, or International Affairs majors with an area emphasis in Asia), are also eligible. Full-time students who have not yet declared a major or who do not fit the above description may be eligible if they have taken a minimum of 12 semester hours at CU-Boulder, and have completed at least two courses about Asia, or courses with substantial focus on Asia. Students may consult a staff member at the Center for Asian Studies offices about eligibility.

Application and Selection Process

Recipients will be selected on the basis of merit as determined by grade point average, letters of recommendation, and an essay submitted with the application form. Consideration will also be given to the student’s commitment to the study of Asia as demonstrated in the academic record and essay. 

Applications must be submitted electronically to; please have faculty submit their recommendation letters by e-mail as well. For further information or if you have questions, please contact the Center at

Successful applicants will have scholarship funds applied to their student accounts for the 2012-2013 academic year.