Freeman-ASIA offers scholarships to undergraduate US citizens or permanent residents wishing to study in East Asia or Southeast Asia who have demonstrated financial need. Through these funding awards, Freeman-ASIA seeks to increase the number of students studying in these countries with hands-on exposure and promoting understanding of peoples of cultures in East Asia/Southeast Asia.
Freeman-ASIA Awards are based on student financial need to assist with the cost of studying abroad programs and related expenses including international airfare, living expenses, textbooks and other incidentals. These award amounts are based on sessions, financial need, program fees and expenses with ranges estimated as:
- Summer - up to $3,000
- Semester - up to $5,000
- Academic Year - up to $7,000
Program details along with eligibility requirements and online application instructions are available on the Freeman-ASIA website.
In addition to studying in East Asia or Southeast Asia regions, recipients are required to give back to their campuses or communities upon return by share their experiences to promote increased understanding of Asia in the United States.
- Summer 2017 application OPEN NOW – deadline Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
- Fall/Academic Year 2017 application OPEN NOW - deadline Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Future application deadlines will be posted directly through this website based on the following guidelines:
- Summer application usually opens mid-January with submission deadline late February/early March;
- Fall/Academic Year application usually opens mid-February with submission deadline early April
Freeman-ASIA awards are provided through the generous funding from the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Created in 2001, Freeman-ASIA awards have enabled more than 4,600 undergraduate students from over 600 institutions these opportunities.
Additional questions can be directed to the specific Study Abroad Advisor or Teresa Kout, Participant Services Coordinator, (319) 335-0353.