The Luce Scholars Program provides a paid year-long internship in an Asian nation for eighteen young Americans with little or no previous experience in Asia. The Program finds an internship appropriate for each scholar, based on the Scholar's background, experience, training and aspirations. Prior to travel to Asia, Scholars attend a week-long orientation session in Princeton. The program is designed to provide an intensive experience in Asia for those who would not, during the normal course of their careers, expect to have such an exposure.
Please note that internal deadline is now October 5 and external deadline November 2 -- one month earlier than in previous years.
ADVISER: Michelle Mancini, Undergraduate Dean's Office.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for the Luce Scholars' Program, you must be:
In addition, to be eligible, you must not have:
SELECTION CRITERIA: Candidates should have a record of the highest academic achievement, combined with evidence of outstanding leadership ability, either on campus or off. More important than any other single criterion, candidates must have a mature and clearly defined career interest in a specific field, and must have given evidence of a potential for professional accomplishment within that field and strong personal motivation.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Students interested in being nominated should submit the following to the Dean’s Office by noon by the posted deadline:
On the basis of this internal application, the Fellowships Adviser, in consultation with the fellowships committee, will name up to 2 nominees. The Committee may opt to interview candidates as part of this selection process.
AFTER THE APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED: Each nominee is interviewed during December or January, by one representative of the Luce Foundation, at a mutually convenient location. Forty-five finalists are selected for regional interviews in February. Eighteen scholars are named by mid-March.