Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Language Study

image: garden viewBlake­more Free­man Fel­low­ships are award­ed to indi­vid­u­als pur­su­ing pro­fes­sion­al, busi­ness, tech­ni­cal, or aca­d­e­m­ic careers that involve the reg­u­lar use of an East or South­east Asian lan­guage, includ­ing Kore­an, Japan­ese, Chi­nese, and sev­er­al South­east Asian lan­guages. The awards are made by the Blake­more Foun­da­tion of Seat­tle.

These high­ly com­pet­i­tive grants fund an aca­d­e­m­ic year of advanced lan­guage study and cov­er tuition and a stipend for relat­ed edu­ca­tion­al expens­es, basic liv­ing costs, and trans­porta­tion, but do not include depen­dent expens­es. The grants are only avail­able for study at spe­cif­ic lan­guage schools in East and South­east Asia. For Kore­an, these are cur­rent­ly Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty, Yon­sei Uni­ver­si­ty, and Sogang Uni­ver­si­ty. Oth­er lan­guage pro­grams in Korea may be con­sid­ered on a case-by-case basis dur­ing the appli­ca­tion review process.

To be eli­gi­ble, appli­cants must:

  • Be pur­su­ing a pro­fes­sion­al, busi­ness, tech­ni­cal or aca­d­e­m­ic career that involves the reg­u­lar use of an East or South­east Asian lan­guage;
  • Have a col­lege under­grad­u­ate degree by the time the lan­guage pro­gram starts;
  • Be at or near an advanced lev­el in the lan­guage as defined in the Grant Guide­lines;
  • Be able to devote one­self exclu­sive­ly to full-time inten­sive lan­guage study;
  • Be a U.S. cit­i­zen or per­ma­nent res­i­dent of the Unit­ed States.

Appli­ca­tions must be post­marked by Decem­ber 30, 2013. Grants will be award­ed in April 2014.

For appli­ca­tion forms and fur­ther infor­ma­tion, see