Blakemore 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 www.blakemorefoundation.org.