The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.
Award recipients are required to share their experiences with their home campuses or communities to encourage study abroad by others and fulfill the program’s goal of increasing understanding of Asia in the United States.
A Freeman-ASIA Award provides need-based funding to assist the recipient with the cost of the study abroad program and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.
Grant amounts are:
- Summer Award: up to $3,000
- Semester/Quarter Award: up to $5,000
- Academic/Calendar Year Award: up to $7,000
Freeman-ASIA Award funds may be adjusted should the recipient receive additional financial assistance not reported at the time of application.
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
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Donor: The Freeman Foundation/Institute of International Education
Freeman-ASIA is sponsored by the Freeman Foundation and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). The Freeman Foundation’s major objectives include strengthening the bonds of friendship between the United States and countries of East Asia. IIE works to build more peaceful and equitable societies by advancing scholarship, building economies and promoting access to opportunity.Website