The Luce Scholars Program is a nationally competitive fellowship offering early-career leaders immersive, professional experiences in Asia. Luce is a thirteen-month commitment beginning in mid-June and finishing in late-July of the following year. Luce Scholars spend two months completing intensive language classes, before beginning individually tailored professional placements in early September.
Luce Scholars are active in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste.
Who should apply?
The Henry Luce Foundation seeks curious, adaptable, humble, and open-minded applicants with a commitment to serving and supporting others. The Luce Scholars Program is especially interested in supporting young professionals who have had limited exposure to Asia.
To be eligible, you must be:
- A US citizen or permanent resident
- College senior, graduate student, or recent graduate (defined as having completed your bachelor’s degree in the previous 3 years)
- Under 32 years old at time of departure
Luce Scholars typically have:
- An interest in and embrace of diverse perspectives, beliefs, and modes of living
- Proven commitment to serving and supporting others
- Adaptability, resilience, and humility
- A vision for how their career trajectory would be served by experience in one of the Luce-eligible countries
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of leadership and accomplishment. Luce Scholars come from a variety of backgrounds, including, but not limited to, the arts, journalism, law, medicine, public health, science, business, environmental studies, and international relations.
How to Apply
Students interested in applying for this award can contact UREP at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out a Fellowship Interest Form to request advising and support on their applications.
For official information about the Luce Scholars Program (which supersedes any information provided here) and access to the application, please visit the Henry Luce Foundation website.
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Last updated: November 2022
Fields of Study:
- Arts and Creative Fields
- Business and Law
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
- Social Sciences and Humanities
- Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, and Timor Leste
- US Citizen
- US National or Permanent Resident