Luce Scholars Program

UW-Madison is one of 60 institutions eligible to nominate candidates for the prestigious Luce Scholars Program that provides an intensive experience in Asia for young leaders who would not expect to have such exposure in the normal course of their careers. Internships are arranged on the basis of the Scholar's specific interest and background; the assignments are designed to provide a broader understanding and appreciation of the culture of the country. To be eligible, a candidate must be an American citizen who has earned at least a bachelor's degree. Candidates must be no more than 29 years of age by September first of the year they would enter the program. Applicants may not have a professed career interest in Asian Affairs, nor have made that an area of academic concentration, and may not have lived or worked in Asian countries. Candidates should have a record of the highest academic achievement, combined with evidence of outstanding leadership ability. More important than any other single criterion, candidates must have given evidence of potential for professional accomplishment within that field. Personal characteristics that typify successful candidates include creativity, maturity, initiative, self-considence, breadth of interest, enthusiasm and sensitivity. Two candidates will be nominated by the UW-Madison after a review process and forwarded to the Henry Luce Foundation for consideration. The Luce Scholars competition campus deadline is 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, November 6, 2006. Applications should be submitted to Dr. Erin Crawley, Fellowships Office, 328 Ingraham Hall. Information on the program can be found as www.hluce.org. Information on the campus competition procedures can be found at www.intl-institute.wisc.edu/fellow under "Announcements."

Submitted by Kristin Davis, Public Interest Law Advisor on October 6, 2006

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