The Luce Scholars Program

The Committee on General Scholarships is pleased to announce the internal Harvard University competition for the Luce Scholars Program.

The program is an enterprise of The Henry Luce Foundation, which has invited Harvard to nominate three students (Harvard College seniors, graduate student, and / or recent alumni as part of its national search for fifteen to eighteen Luce Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year.

The goal of the Luce Scholars Program is to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society.

The program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young Americans in a variety of professional fields who have limited experience in Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

The Luce Scholar Year is a cultural and experiential opportunity rather than an academic one. Students are not enrolled in colleges or universities and no academic credit is extended for the program.

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Luce Scholars gain new perspectives and cultural insights through immersive living and working experiences in Asia.

A professional placement is individually arranged for each scholar on the basis of his or her professional interest, background, and qualifications.

Eligibility for The Luce Scholars Program

  • The competition is open to Harvard College seniors who expect to graduate by June 2011, current graduate students, or recent graduates of the College or Harvard’s graduate and
    professional schools. Nominees need not be present on campus.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizens who have not reached their 30th birthday by September 1 of the year they enter the program.
  • Candidates must be in good physical health.

Application deadline for The Luce Scholars Program : 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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