As you chart your course for personal and professional fulfillment, we invite you to consider Valparaiso University’s major in Chinese and Japanese Studies (CJS) to give you a competitive advantage in today’s global market. With Chinese and Japanese Studies as a primary or secondary major, you’ll also have the opportunity to apply for a renewable scholarship of up to $4000 per year, the C.V. Starr Scholarship for Chinese and Japanese Studies, which is offered to incoming freshmen and transfer students in addition to other scholarships, grants, and loans.

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heider_09A leader in East Asian studies among schools of its size, Valpo is known for preparing highly knowledgeable and creative graduates with a deep understanding of an interconnected and complex world. Located southeast of Chicago, Valpo promotes cultural exchange and a comprehensive educational experience for students around the world and study opportunities that span the globe.

Students majoring in Chinese and Japanese studies will enjoy an array of learning opportunities on and off campus that include language study, a rich list of topics classes on East Asia, Study Abroad centers in both China and Japan, active student clubs, cultural festivals such as International Food Bazaar, Feast from the East, Chinese New Year celebrations, and much more.

aiyo6Any Valpo-bound freshman or transfer student may apply for the Chinese and Japanese Studies Scholarship. To receive the scholarship, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. Apply to Valpo and be admitted.
  2. Select Chinese and Japanese studies as a primary or secondary major. In order to renew the scholarship, the recipient must continue to major in CJS throughout her or his study at Valpo.
  3. Submit a FAFSA.
  4. Demonstrate a strong interest in Chinese and Japanese studies by submitting the scholarship application including a Letter or Recommendation by December 15, 2019.

To apply for the 2020-2021 scholarship, please click here.

For more information regarding the scholarship and/or the Chinese and Japanese studies program at Valpo, please contact:

Dr. Fontaine Lien
Department of World Languages and Cultures
Phone: 219.464.6299