Undergraduate Scholarships

Margaret M. Coughlin Memorial Award in Asian History

Cash award of $2,500, up to $1,300 in Airfare to Asia, Award Certificate, and Recognition in Graduation Ceremonies.

Competition is open to all graduating fourth-year students, any major, with 12 credit hours in South or East Asia-related courses, including at least 6 credit hours in Asian history. Candidates must have a demonstrated record of academic excellence and a commitment to pursue Asia-related interests in graduate school, professional school, or in a career.

Submit 1) the application form (available online at www.virginia.edu/eastasia or at 436 Nau Hall); 2) a copy of your official transcript; 3) two letters of recommendation; 4) a 500-word statement of purpose; and 5) an academic paper of at least 1,000 words from an Asian history course to Professor Brad Reed, 436 Nau Hall.

The deadline for all applications is 3 p.m. Friday, April 1, 2011 .  No electronic submissions, please.

Submit applications to: the mailbox of Professor Brad Reed, Department of History, Nau Hall

To access the application, click DOC document iconhere (.doc).

Mastercard Asian Studies Scholarship

The Mastercard Asian Studies Scholarship competition is held annually. This scholarship was established by Ms. Rebecca George and H. Eugene Lockhart Jr. to encourage the study of Asia. It is based on merit with a successful candidate showing excellence in language study and creative approaches to topics in South Asian or East Asian studies or languages. The award will go toward the payment of tuition and fees. South Asia or East Asia majors who apply for the Distinguished Majors Program will automatically be considered for the Mastercard Scholarship. The deadline for consideration of the Mastercard Scholarship is March 20, when the DMP applications are due. A separate application is not required for the Mastercard Scholarship. For details about the please visit Distinguished Majors program.