Apply Now for 2022-2023 Scholarships to Study Asian and Pacific Languages


Recent graduates of the Royal Cambodian Fine Arts University are working as interns on the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project, co-led by anthropology professor Miriam Stark, and involves EUH Mānoa graduate students, some of whom received FLS funding.

Funding requests are open for the University of Hawaii at Mānoa undergraduate and graduate students who wish to study an Asian and Pacific language. Three of EUH Federally Funded National Resource Centers of Mānoa (East Asia, Southeast Asia, and Pacific Island Studies) are offering foreign and regional language studies for the year 2022- 2023 and / or summer 2022 (FLS) Scholarships which include tuition fees and stipends. All majors are welcome, and students are required to register for language and area studies courses every semester they are in. FLS beneficiaries to receive funding.

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Seng Khang is a EUH Manoa MY student in applied archeology and obtained a FLS scholarship in Thai.

Eligibility and scholarship information

  • FLS scholarships are subject to funding from the US Department of Education.
  • Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Applicants must be full-time students ranked at EUH Mānoa or applying for an undergraduate or graduate degree program at EUH Mānoa at the time of the request.
  • FLS recipients must be full-time, ranked, undergraduate or graduate students seeking a residency degree at EUH Mānoa to receive the scholarship.
  • East-West Center scholarship holders are not eligible for the academic year FLS, but are eligible for the summer FLS.
  • Graduate students with one academic year FLS are not eligible to simultaneously hold the post of Graduate Assistant / Teaching Assistant / Research Assistant.
  • The scholarships are awarded for one academic year and / or one summer at a time, and recipients may re-apply for ongoing funding for up to two years of the scholarship.
  • Fieldwork / Research: FLS The scholarships are not a grant for research or fieldwork. Check with your university department for research / fieldwork funding opportunities from other sources.
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Keith Bettinger got his Doctorate in geography of EUH Mānoa in 2014 and received a FLS scholarship in Indonesian.

Registration deadlines

  • The deadline for submitting applications for Southeast Asian languages ​​(Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog, Hmong or Lao) is January 17, 2022. Application instructions.
  • The deadline for submitting applications for East Asian languages ​​(Chinese, Japanese, Korean) is February 1, 2022. Application instructions.
  • The deadline for submitting applications for Pacific Island languages ​​(Chamorro, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan, Marshallese, Fijian) is February 1, 2022. Application instructions.

All questions related to FLS Scholarships and the application process can be directed to the scholarship coordinator Dr Chizuko Allen at [email protected] or (808) 956-2210.

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Tyler Esch is a EUH Manoa MY in Asian Studies and received a FLS scholarship in Thai.
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