Lin Zhen Scholarship in Chinese Language and Taiwan Studies
The Lin Zhen Scholarship in Chinese Language and Taiwan Studies is awarded to support AMES majors and minors and students in the Integrated BA/MA and MA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies programs travel to Taiwan and/or study of the Chinese language. Scholarships are awarded once every Spring and Fall Semester.
How to Apply
The awardee must be an undergraduate major or minor in AMES, in the Integrated BA/MA Asian Studies program, or in the MA in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program. Please note that Chinese Flagship students are NOT eligible for this scholarship. Priority will be given to students with financial need and non-native speakers.
- Submit an unofficial transcript and contact information
- Submit a one-page narrative statement (PDF) describing how you seek to use the funds (either for travel to Taiwan or for Chinese language study here or abroad).
- Send applications to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Lin Zhen Scholarship" in the subject heading
The next application deadline is during the Spring 2023 semester.
For more information or to submit an application, contact Summer Carreño at email@example.com.
Kieren Wiley won the Lin Zhen Scholarship in Chinese Language and Taiwan Studies for Spring 2022. Kieren is majoring in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus in Japanese Studies and, with the awarded funds, plans to study abroad in Taiwan to improve their Chinese language skills and immerse themselves culturally.
Natalie Ku won the Lin Zhen Scholarship in Chinese Language and Taiwan Studies for Fall 2021. She is majoring in Finance and International Business with a minor in Chinese Studies. Natalie has used Chinese to reconnect with her Taiwanese heritage, converse with peers abroad, and intends to continue her studies in AMES during a semester at Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Lilly Knopf won the Lin Zhen Scholarship in Chinese Language and Taiwan Studies in Spring 2021. She is majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Chinese as well as Teaching English as a Second Language. Lilly intends to use the funds to facilitate their ongoing journey in unlocking their linguistic and cultural competences in Chinese, including travelling abroad to study in Taiwan and take part in a Chinese language program.
Sophia Vedvik won the Fall 2020 Lin Zhen Scholarship in Chinese Language and Taiwan Studies. She is a University Honors student majoring in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics with a minor in Chinese. Sophia intends to utilize her study of Chinese within a future Aerospace Engineering career seeking collaborations between our two nations' growing Aerospace industries.
William LaCroix was awarded the Lin Zhen Scholarship in Spring 2020. William is majoring in Linguistics with a minor in Chinese. He will be putting this scholarship towards completing his final semester here at the University of Minnesota. After graduation, William intends to move to China full time to begin a career teaching English.