2013 Competition

*Note: The Scholarship varies its recipients from year to year. In odd years, it is awarded to American students studying in China, and in even years it is given to Chinese students studying at UMKC. In 2013 the competition will ONLY be open to American students. Chinese should check back again in 2014.*

For American Students For Chinese Students

Eligibility criteria
•U.S. Citizen
•Full-time
•Studying some aspect of China, e.g. political system, history, art, language, scientific innovation, etc.
•3.25 GPA or higher.
•Undergraduates: must have had two UMKC semesters before applying.
•Graduate students: must have had one previous semester before applying.
•First Professional: must have had one UMKC semester before applying



Eligibility Criteria
•Students must be on a valid F-1 or J-1 Visa from the People’s Republic of China
•Full-time, degree seeking students
•Graduate students: must have had one UMKC semester before applying
•First Professional: must have had one UMKC semester before applying
•Undergraduate: must have had one UMKC semester before applying



Procedures
•Complete the application
•Two academic references
•IAP will secure one copy of your UMKC transcript
•Essay should include (two page, double spaced maximum):
••What kinds of experiences sparked your interest in China?
•What do you see yourself doing with reference to China in ten years' time?
•The completed application and materials listed above must be turned into IAP on or before the deadline listed below
•Finalists will be interviewed by the Wu committee
•The award is to be applied against international travel to China and will be applied to the student's UMKC account for Fall Semester 2013
•The Committee reserves the right not to make an award in any competition year( Do not attach a resume or anything not requested.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted)


Procedures
•Complete the application
•On the application, provide names of two academic references and have them write your letter of recommendation and send it to us (or you can deliver it to us in a sealed envelope).
•Our office will secure one copy of your UMKC transcript
•Write an essay to include (two page, double spaced maximum):
•Information about yourself and your individual academic program
•Your plans upon graduation
•Your long-term career goals
•The completed application and materials listed above must be turned into our office on or before the deadline listed below
•Finalists will be interviewed by the Wu Committee
•The award is to be applied to the student’s UMKC account for Fall Semester 2014
•The Committee reserves the right not to make an award in any competition year


Application (PDF)for both programs, due April 12, 2013 interview for final candidates April 23, 1-5pm

For more information, contact Emma Spong at 816.235.5759 or email