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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. Photo credit: Hanban

Award-Winning Students

  • Chinese studies majors and minors have won prestigious awards such as first place in the International Tournament of Chinese Language and Culture competitions 世界大学生汉语桥比赛: Brian Pawlik, Beijing, 2005. My Viet Le, Beijing, 2015.
  • Many Chinese majors and minors have won highly competitive scholarships to study or teach internationally. They are the recipients of the Critical Languages Scholarship, Gilman Scholarship, Boren Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, Full Scholarship from the Ministry of PR China and Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) from Taiwan.
  • Numerous Chinese studies majors and minors have won top prizes in competitions such as Chinese language speech, singing and martial arts at the local, national and international levels.

Scholarships 2022

Louis Wu Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies | Sino-USA Friendship Award |
The Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2022-2023

Louis Wu Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies

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Many thanks to the generous donation from the Wu family, Chinese Studies is pleased to announce that the Louis Wu Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies is available to students.

Scholarship criteria:

  1. Majoring in or minoring in Chinese Studies
  2. Full-time undergraduate
  3. Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  4. Demonstrated financial need
  5. Students who received this scholarship in the past two years are not eligible

Application process:

Students must submit the following documents to Professor Zhang: jzhang5@uh.edu by March 22, 2022

  • The application form for Louis Wu Endowed Scholarship in Chinese Studies
  1. Candidate’s personal statement in English, stating the reasons for the application (400 words)
  2. Copy of a recent transcript
All completed applications and justifying documents must be submitted to Professor Zhang: jzhang5@uh.edu by March 22, 2022

Selection process:

The Chinese Undergraduate Scholarship Committee (Professors Xiaohong Wen, Marshall McArthur and Jing Zhang) will select candidates based on the criteria listed above and the personal statement.


Sino-USA Friendship Award

Sponsored by the Chinese studies program

The award is given annually to students who excel in Chinese language and culture courses at UH. Students who are currently taking Chinese language and culture courses offered by the Chinese studies program are eligible to apply. The awardees receive certificates from the department in addition to Chinese culture and language related gifts. Students should write a brief application statement and submit it to the instructor of the course. Application deadline: March 30 


The Ministry of Education Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2022-2023

Each year, the Ministry of Education (MOE) of Taiwan provides outstanding American students with scholarships to study Chinese in Taiwan. It is a great opportunity for students who are interested in studying abroad for short-term language training. Individuals with American citizenship, above the age of eighteen, with a high school diploma or higher degree, are welcome to apply for the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship.

*Applications are accepted between February 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022.*

Please contact their office if you have any questions about this program.

Tel: 713-871-0851

E-mail: houston@moetw.org 

駐休士頓教育組敬上
Education Division
Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston TX 77046, U.S.A.