The Master of Arts in Chinese Studies (MACS) program offers a number of types of financial assistance in addition to federal loans for qualified applicants:
To be eligible for the awards listed above, you will need to:
How to Apply?
Download the application form and submit it to the Office of the Graduate School via e-mail (Graduate.School@valpo.edu) or via mail (Office of the Graduate School, Kretzmann Hall, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383) immediately.
National Security Education Program David Boren Fellowship
Valpo's MACS students are eligible to apply for the National Security Education Program David Boren Fellowship, which enables them to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. NSEP supports students studying languages, cultures, and world regions such as Chinese. Boren Fellowships are intended to support U.S. graduate students who will pursue the study of languages and cultures deemed critical to U.S. national security, and who are highly motivated by the opportunity to work in the federal government.
For those students who have an advanced-level proficiency in Chinese, please note that you are eligible for support under the Boren Fellowship to participate in a National Flagship Overseas Program.
For more information about these opportunities, please visit: www.iie.org/programs/nsep/graduate/default.htm
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships fund a year of advanced study of an Asian language in Asia for American citizens and permanent residents of the United States who have a college degree and who plan to use an Asian language in their careers. Please visit http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/Language%20Grants/Language.htm for grant guidelines and eligibility requirements. Application forms can be printed from this website. For 2010 grants, study must start between June 2010 and May 2011. The next postmark deadline for applications will be December 30, 2009.
Blakemore Refresher Grants
Blakemore Refresher Grants are short-term grants available to former Blakemore Fellows, professors who are teaching in an Asian field at a university or college in the United States whose degree is in an Asian field, post-doctoral professionals whose degree is in an Asian field, and graduates of the regular academic-year programs at IUC-Yokohama, IUP-Beijing, and the ICLP-Taipei. Please visit http://www.blakemorefoundation.org for further information. Application forms can be printed from this website. Applications from former Blakemore Fellows may be submitted for consideration at any time and are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis.