Luce Scholarship

The Luce Scholars Program funds individual professional placements in Asia for seniors and recent alumni who have had limited exposure to Asia.

2020-2021 Deadlines:

Internal Deadline: October 1, 2020

National Deadline: TBA

Purpose:

The Luce Scholars Program funds individual professional placements in Asia a year for 15-18 seniors or recent alumni with little or no exposure to Asia. It hopes to offer Scholars fresh perspectives and cultural insights through their immersive work experience.

Eligibility:

In order to apply, a candidate must:

- be U.S. citizens

- not have reached their 30th birthday by July 1st of the year they enter the program

- have earned or plan to earn a bachelor's degree by July 1st of the year they enter the program

- be in good physical health

- have NOT majored in Asian Studies or spent more than 18 weeks in one or more countries in which Luce Scholars are placed

Oxy Application Process:

1. Contact Jennifer Locke (jlocke@oxy.edu) in the Office of National and International Fellowships over the summer or early fall to let her know you are interested in applying.

2. Choose four recommenders and let them know the deadline for letters is October 1. These letters must be emailed to fellowships@oxy.edu.

3. Start an application on the Luce website (see Start the Application under Application Documents here: https://www.hluce.org/programs/luce-scholars/application-guidelines/). Complete a draft of your application, including uploading a personal statement and transcript, and hit submit by October 1. 

4. Interview with an on-campus committee in person or over Skype in October.

5. If nominated by Oxy, work with the Office of National and International Fellowships to revise and finalize your application by the national deadline.