Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

About the Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of the Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $17 million in grants to college graduates and young professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive language study. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one academic year of advanced level language study at approved language programs in East or Southeast Asia. Eligible languages are Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Thai, and Vietnamese.

The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

Location of award, if applicable: East and South East Asia

Eligible applicants:

University endorsement required?


Citizenship requirement:

U.S. citizen or permanent resident

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowship application process:

Start by reviewing the scholarship website for information on eligibility and other requirements, and to determine whether it is a good fit for your academic background and career goals.

Contact CFSA and your mentor(s) to discuss your plans to apply.

Applications open in early July.

Application components include:
– a list of classes/training you have taken in your chosen language of study
– CV or resume
– list of academic or professional honors you have been awarded
– a personal essay (statement)
– two letters of recommendation
– official transcript(s).

Application deadline is December 30th.

Interested? Contact CFSA for more information on how to get started!

Advising contact:

Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising  Email: More Information:

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