The application form for the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) scholarships awarded through the School of Pacific and Asian Studies is now available on the UH Star fellowship site. The deadline for applying for FLAS scholarships for the 2011 – 2012 academic year is February 1, 2011.
To locate the application form, log on to www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship/ and go to “keyword search.” In the search window, enter “FLAS” to get to “SPAS Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS).” Click on the “apply” button and respond to twenty questions.
To receive a FLAS scholarship, one must be a U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and must be studying an eligible East Asian (Korean, Chinese, Japanese) or Southeast Asian language during the award period. Academic-year fellowship recipients must take at least one language course and a matching area studies course each semester, and summer fellowship recipients must enroll in a formal intensive language-training program with 120 hours of instruction at the advanced level, or 140 hours of instruction at lower levels, for a period of six weeks or longer.
This year, the application process is entirely on line, and applicants for FLAS scholarships in Korean need not submit additional documentation to the Center for Korean Studies, as was done in previous years.
All questions about FLAS scholarships should be directed to the School of Pacific and Asian Studies fellowships coördinator, Chizuko T. Allen (email@example.com), telephone (808) 956‑2210.