Chinese Language Scholarship Programs

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih

“If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade.”   Tom Peters

“One secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.”  Benjamin Disraeli

There are scholarships and grants you can apply to study Chinese abroad or in the U.S.

Scholarship for High School Students for Chinese Language Study in Ohio

Support for High School students for Language Study

U.S. Government Programs:

  • American Youth Leadership Programs
    The American Youth Leadership Program is for participants from the United States to travel abroad to gain firsthand knowledge of foreign cultures and to collaborate on solving global issues.
  • Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Abroad Program (YES)
    This program offers scholarships to American high school students to spend the academic year abroad in countries that may include Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Tunisia and Turkey. The program focuses on increasing understanding between people in the U.S. and countries with significant Muslim populations.
  • National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) / NSLI for Youth
    Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, this intensive language immersion program provides merit-based scholarships for high school students to study abroad for a summer or an academic year and learn Arabic, Chinese, Persian, Hindi, Korean, Russian, and Turkish.
  • STARTALK Summer Language Programs.

Non-Government Programs:

Scholarships for College Students

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