Scholarships

THE CHARLES WEI-HSUN FU SCHOLARSHIP IN CHINESE THOUGHT & CULTURE

beginning in Fall, 2005 in cooperation with the SDSU College of Arts & Letters and the China Studies Institute

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • The scholarship will be open to any student in good standing at SDSU, Graduate or undergraduate, pursuing a program of study focusing on Chinese Thought and Culture.
  • The award will be based on the awardees record of academic excellence, with a minimum GPA of 3.5 out of 4.0.
  • Demonstration of financial need as defined by the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will be taken into consideration.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are engaged in Taiwan studies, Chinese Philosophy and Religion, Chinese culture and Language, as well as applicants from the College of Arts and Letters.
  • If no suitable candidate is found in a given year, no award will be granted.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Application period - March through May

Please visit the SDSU scholarship page (under C) for further details and application form.

An essay is required for the application (2 pages maximum) including why you chose your major or educational program, your career plans, how your orientation to Chinese thought and culture factors into your educational and career choices.

2008 Awardee
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Tonya Warren

(Philosophy)


2007 Awardee
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Tonya Warren

(Philosophy)


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Tonya Warren

(Philosophy)


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Tonya Warren

(Philosophy)

THE FU FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AT FIU

$2000 in travel grants to Asia provided annually for students of the Asian Studies Institute Florida International University, Miami, Florida.

Scholarship application details can be found at the following link:

2008 Scholarship Recipients
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Doria Bareket

an Asian Studies Major, will be spending a semester at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan.

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Gregg Burrow

a Japanese Studies Certificate student, traveled to Hiroshima for a seminar on the atomic bombing.

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Stephanie Cua and Yakelin Wong

are both in the Japanese Studies Certificate program and will be spending a semester at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.

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Karyna Do Monte

is traveling to India for studies of religion and culture in pursuit of the Graduate Asian Studies Certificate.

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Boris Escalona

also an Asian Studies Major, will be attending the Ritsumeikan University program in summer 2008.


2007 Scholarship Recipients
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Jacob Dobbs

is traveling to China for studies of language and culture in pursuit of the Chinese Studies Certificate.

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Jennifer Garcia

an Asian Studies major, participated in the 2007 summer intensive language program in Kyoto.

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Marisely Rojas

is pursuing a Japanese Studies Certificate and attended the Ritsumeikan University program in summer 2007.

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Jan Solomon

conducted research in South Asia leading to her doctoral degree in International Relations.

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Antonio Vega

an Asian Studies major, spent the Fall semester abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Japan.


2006 Scholarship Recipients
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Brian Hunting, Teresa Montgomery, and David Shaw

2006 Summer Intensive Language Program at Ritsumeikan University.
Brian is seeking a minor in Asian Studies and a Japanese Certificate. Teresa is pursuing a certificate in Asian Studies and is very active in the conjunction with IAS. David is an Asian Studies major and has been pursuing Japanese studies for the past two years.

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Felix Maldonado

studied at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan. He is pursuing a double major in Asian Studies and Computer Engineering, and plans to incorporate research in Japan with his graduate studies.

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Zhang Xiu Hui

Treasurer of the International Business Honor Society, went to Thailand in the spring semester to take part in the 2006 International Business Honor Program.


2005 Scholarship Recipients
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Yanery Andreu - (Semester in Japan)

Yanery, an Asian Studies major, has been studying Japanese extensively and will spend the Fall 2005 semester studying at Kansai Gaidai University near Kyoto and Osaka on a student semester exchange program.

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Jonathan Cameron - (Summer in China)

Jonathan will spend two weeks this summer in China as part of Professor Chang's "Art and Education" trip.

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Christopher Pena - (Summer in Japan)

Christopher has won an essay contest from Aichi Prefectural University's International Symposium in Partnership with EXPO 2005 Aichi, Japan "Symbiosis: Harmonious Coexistence and Our Challenge of Creating a New Age in the 21st Century," and as part of this award will attend a two-week conference at Aichi Prefectural University over the summer.

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Kathy Stone - (Summer in India)

Kathy, an Environmental Studies MA student who is also completing a graduate certificate in Asian Studies, will be doing her thesis research in Southern India over the summer. She will be investigating the socio-economic challenges of restoring mangrove forests in commercial aquacultures in the area.


2004 Scholarship Recipients
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Jelena Avramovic - (Summer in China)

Jelena, an Asian Studies certificate student, is traveling on a special trip this summer sponsored by International Mission on Diplomacy that will enhance her studies of global political economy.

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Sandy Avila - (Summer in Thailand)

Sandy, a graduate student in Religious Studies, as well as an Asian Studies graduate certificate student, will be working on a research project this summer in Thailand that combines her interest in the study of religious ritual and performing arts, especially dance.

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Alan Flaten - (Summer in Japan)

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Natali Garcia-Diaz - (Summer in Japan)

Natali, an Asian Studies B.A. student who is also majoring in Sociology, will be spending a semester at Kansai Gaidai University during Fall 2004.

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Ronald Gonzalez - (Summer in Japan)


2003 Scholarship Recipients
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Isidro de Prat - (Japan)

Isidro will be spending a year on a student exchange program at KandaUniversity of International Studies, which is just outside of Tokyo. FIU has had an exchange program with Kanda for a couple of years, but Isidrois the first FIU student to participate. He is also receiving a scholarship from Kanda University and will be completing the Asian Studies B.A. program here.

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Aviva Menashe - (Japan)

Aviva, another Asian Studies B.A. student who also majors in International Relations, will be spending a year at Kansai International University outsideof Kobe.

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Diana Ter-Ghazaryan - (Kyrgyztan)

Diana is a graduate student in Environmental Studies who is working on a research project this summer in Central Asia. She will completethe graduate certificate in Transitional and Regional Studies with a concentrationon Asia.

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Bryna Griffin - (Thailand)

Bryna is also a graduate student in Environmental Studies who will be working on a research project in Southeast Asia this summer.


2002 Scholarship Recipients
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Luis Dionisio - (Year in Japan)

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Dareth Iseda - (Summer in Japan)

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Daniell Jaramillo - (Semester in Japan)

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Timothy Knapp - (Summer in Japan)

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Damaris Ramos - (Conference in Malaysia)


2001 Scholarship Recipients
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Angel Drolet - (Semester in Japan)

Angela will be spending a semester abroad at Kansai Gaidai in Japan.

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Christian Ruehling - (Semester in Japan)

Christian will also be spending a semester abroad at Kansai Gaidai in Japan.

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Jessica Satanonchai - (Summer in Japan)

Jessica, an Asian Studies B.A. student, will spend three months studying in Xian, China.


2000 Scholarship Recipients
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Marsha Lance - (Summer in China)

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Marsha Lance - (Summer in China)

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Wendy Lo - (Semester in Japan)

Wendy, an International Business student, will be spending a semester abroad at Kansai Gaidai in Japan.

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Yale Needel - (Semester in India)

Yale, a graduate student in Religious Studies, will research his MA thesis in India.

FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR, SDSU PHI BETA DELTA

Scholarship application details can be found at the following link:

2007 temporary suspension of PBD scholarship; research grants awarded to

SUE-YUN KIM(History, Academy of Korean Studies, Seoul)
DONAVAN MUIR(Philosophy, SDSU)


2006 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR - SDSU PHI BETA DELTA

Xiaying

XIAYING ZHANG
MSBA Finance, College of Business Administration

"I will attend the University of Hong Kong on Spring 2007 as a visiting student. While in Hong Kong, I'm planning to learn Cantonese as well as to explore the cultural diversity that reside in its society due to its unique historical background. I'm also planning to attend the Summer Service Learning Program sponsored by the Wang Foundation after my studies at University of Hong Kong."


2005 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR - SDSU PHI BETA DELTA

Rice

STEPHEN RICE
Fine Art Studio Arts

B.A. Fine Art, Emphasis in Studio Arts, Minor in Chinese Language. Starting Fall 2006 will attend the China Central Academy of Fine Artsin Beijing, determined to be the first American to attain a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Painting from China's premier art school.


2004 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR - SDSU PHI BETA DELTA

Megan

MEGAN MORN
M.A. STUDENT IN INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

Research focuses on the relationship of Noh drama to shamanism. Of special interest are the historical connections made between China and Japan through Korea, especially through itinerant performers. Through these relationships Japanese shamanism has been influenced by Chinese and Korean shamanism. This legacy and heritage is still seen in Japan today and is also found within the tradition of Noh drama. Results of this study may help distinguish religious traditions in Japanese history, which have been difficult to separate.


2003 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR

Miguel

Miguel Llora(Canada)
M.A. Asian Studies

Mr. Llora will be completing his Masters Thesis on the topic of Filipino migration to the U.S.


2002 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR

Suzuki

Shigeru Suzuki(Japan)
M.A. English and Comparative Literature

Mr. Suzuki will be pursuing his Ph.D. at University of California, Santa Cruz beginning in Fall 2003


2001 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR

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Tomoko Kubotani(Japan)
M.A. Social Work


2000 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR

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Ming Jin Woo(Indonesia)
M.A. Television, Film & New Media Production


1999 FU FOUNDATION SCHOLAR

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Jennifer Kue(U.S.)
M.A. Anthropology

THE CHARLES WEI-HSUN FU MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, ROWAN UNIVERSITY

$2000 in scholarships given annually to students in the Asian Studies Program Glassboro, New Jersey

2008 Awardees
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Jeffrey Cucinotta(Spanish major, Asian Studies minor)

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Elizabeth Moreton(English major, Asian Studies minor)


2007 Awardees
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Magdalena A. Dziopko(Spanish)

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Jeffrey Hill(Writing Arts)


2006 Awardees
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Kirk LaVecchia(History)

After graduating from Rowan University, I will continue my studies of Asia. My immediate plan is to take an introductory course in Mandarin Chinese. Hopefully, with this core knowledge of the language, I will be able to travel to China where I can explore and extend more substantially my learning. With a B.A. in History and concentrations in both Asian Studies and International Studies, I plan to one day go on to post-graduate law studies with a focus on international law. In doing so, I hope to provide and integral service that helps aid the relationship between the United States and China.

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Sheryl Wong(English)

I am an English major with a Political Science minor and concentrations in Asian Studies, International Studies and Honors. I chose Asian Studies because finding out more about my own culture and being able to speak Mandarin as well as my native Cantonese really interested me. I plan on using this knowledge and these language skills to pursue my career as a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and plan on taking the exams in April 2007.


2005 Awardees
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Glenn Iannaco(History)

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Pasquale Sabatini(History)

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Sheryl Wong(English)


2004 Awardees
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John J. Herman, Jr.

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Glenn F. Iannaco Jr.


2003 Awardees
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Debra Lore(Spanish)

After graduating college, I hope to take some time off from continuing my education to figure out what type of career I would like to pursue. I would like to travel and see what lies beyond my New Jersey home. At the present time, I am relieved and happy to have survived so many difficult years of school.

FU FOUNDATION GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS
SDSU WOMEN'S STUDIES DEPARTMENT

2004-05 Graduate Student, Scholarship Recipient
Wendy

Doria Bareket

"After I finish my master's degree at SDSU, I will return to China and continue my career at a women's magazine. I want to found a first rank women's magazine in China,a professional magazine, and make it a voice for Chinese women. I will establish an academic research center based on the women's studies magazine. I will support cooperation between scholars of Women's Studies in China and western countries.I believe in this way I can do much to contribute to Chinese Women's Studies."


2003 Graduate Student, Scholarship Recipient
Lihong

LIHONG SHI

M.A. in Women's Studies, SDSU, May 2003. A past recipient of a Fu Foundation Scholarship, she will begin work on Ph.D. in Anthropology at Tulane University in Fall 2003


2002 -03 Graduate Student, Scholarship Recipient
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LEI PING

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