Applications are sought for Luce scholarships


The Center for International Studies has set a November 3 deadline for applications to the Luce Scholars Program.

The program, open to seniors, graduate students, alumni/ae from recent classes and junior faculty, places young scholars from a wide variety of fields in 10-month internships throughout Asia. Past assignments have included an architect's office, a newspaper, a forestry project, a family planning center, a hospital and local government agencies. The program is aimed specifically at those with no prior experience in Asia.

William Keller, CIS executive director, said MIT is eligible to nominate three applicants this year. Nominees must be American citizens not yet 30 by September 1, 1998, who have earned at least a bachelor's degree or expect to receive one by September 1, and who are in good physical condition and emotional health.

Faculty members are urged to nominate former students with records of outstanding achievements, Dr. Keller said.

Application forms may be picked up at CIS in Rm E38-651. For additional information, contact Dr. Keller at x3-9861 or Laurie Scheffler at x3-3121.

The Luce Foundation, which funds the program, was established in 1936 by the late Henry Luce, co-founder and editor in chief of Time, Inc., who was himself born in China. He created the foundation as a tribute to his missionary parents.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 29, 1997.


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