PAID study abroad – Freeman-ASIA Awards

Fellowship Spotlight of the Week

February 27, 2017


Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) 



Freeman-ASIA (Freeman Awards for Study in Asia) is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study overseas in East or Southeast Asia. The goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its people and cultures.  Eligible countries include: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand or Vietnam.


Award recipients receive need-based funding to assist with the cost of the study abroad programs and related expenses, including airfare, basic living costs, local transportation, books, etc.  Awards of up to $7,000 are available.  Selected study abroad programs must be eligible for credit by the student’s accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.


Eligibility: Candidates must be a US Citizen or permanent resident; receive need-based financial aid or demonstrate a verifiable need for financial assistance to participate in study abroad; have a minimum GPA of 2.8, be pursuing his or her first bachelor’s degree.


More information and instructions on how to apply is available at:


Applications deadline: Wednesday March 1, 2017 (Summer Programs); Monday April 4, 2017 (Fall/Academic Year Programs)


For guidance and application advice please contact Baruch’s Fellowships Advisor, Valeria Hymas at



Valeria L. Hymas

Deputy Director, National and Prestigious Fellowships Advising

Baruch College

137 East 25th Street

New York, NY 10010

City University of New York

Phone: 646-312-2126

Office: 1027



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