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Scholarships and Awards

Bryan Pawlic, front row center, a Chinese Studies major, won First Place in the International Chinese Speech Tournament 汉语桥 2005


Scholarships 2020

Shang-Zhih & Lucia Lee Wu 吴尚势与李静安 Scholarship for Excellence in Chinese Studies
| Sino-USA Friendship Award | Excellence in Chinese Graduate Studies Scholarship


Shang-Zhih & Lucia Lee Wu 吴尚势与李静安 Scholarship for Excellence in Chinese Studies

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Thanks to our generous donors, the Chinese Studies Program is able to award scholarships to students who have demonstrated academic excellence in, and significant commitment to, the study of Chinese. Scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in second to fourth year Chinese courses.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Enrollment in the Chinese Program during the years 2019-2020.
    Although not required, preference will be given to students who have declared majors or minors in Chinese studies.
  • Overall minimum GPA of 2.75.
  • Overall minimum Chinese GPA of 3.25.
  • Applicants should be full time students at the University of Houston.
  • Application essay of good quality.

Application process:

Please submit

  • 3 copies of Shang-Zhih & Lucia Lee Wu 吴尚势与李静安 Scholarship for Excellence in Chinese Studies application form.
  • 3 copies of the candidate’s personal statement in English, stating the reasons for the application. (400 words).
  • 1 copy of a recent transcript.

NOTE: All completed applications and justifying documents must be turned in to the MCL office (613 AH) or your instructors by March 20, 2020.

Selection process:

The Chinese Scholarship Committee will select candidates based on academic merit, dedication to the study of the Chinese language and culture, originality of thought and purpose, and contribution to the development of the Chinese language and culture.


Sino-USA Friendship Award

The Award is given annually to students who excel in Chinese language courses at UH. It is sponsored by the Education Office of the Consulate General of PRC in Houston. Students who are currently taking Chinese language and culture courses offered by the China program are eligible to apply. Students should write a brief statement of application and submit it to the instructor of the course. The deadline for the application is March 20, 2020. Please submit your application statement to your course instructor.


Excellence in Chinese Graduate Studies Scholarship

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Thanks to our generous donors, the Chinese Studies Program is able to award scholarships to incoming and continuing students who have demonstrated academic excellence, and expressed significant commitment to the MA program with a concentration on the study of Chinese. The scholarship gives recipients $1000 per school year with an in-state tuition award.

Eligibility requirements:

  • The application statement is well-written, demonstrating academic potential and a well-developed plan for the program.
  • High overall GPA and Major GPA
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time at the University of Houston.

Application documents required:

Deadline: Completed application form and required documents must be submitted via mail or email no later than June 15, 2020 to

Xiaohong (Sharon) Wen,
Professor & Director, Chinese Studies Program.
664 AH, Department of Modern and Classical Languges,
University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3006.
xwen@uh.edu 

Selection process:

The Chinese Scholarship Committee will select candidates based on academic merit, dedication to study, originality of the application statement, and scholarship potential

Advertisement of scholarships: The scholarships are advertised via classroom announcements, distribution lists, and MCL webpages at the University of Houston.