Deadline for applying for Chinese government scholarship is April 8
April 6, 2011
Lisle, Illinois ~ Joy Holowicki of Franklin Park had never visited another country. Adam Baldocchi of Glen Ellyn saw it as an opportunity to study ancient history and Asian culture.
The two Benedictine University students were the first recipients of full scholarships – covering tuition, lodging, medical insurance, living allowance and learning materials – from the Chinese Government to study Chinese language and culture at a prestigious Chinese university for a semester during the 2010-2011 academic year.
The scholarships were the result of the growing relationship between Benedictine University and the people of China.
The Chinese Government Scholarship Program is again offering full scholarships to qualified Benedictine University students for the 2011-2012 academic year. The scholarship is for one student for one academic year or two students for one semester each. The full scholarship covers tuition, on-campus accommodations, basic medical insurance and a living allowance.
The program is administered by the China Scholarship Council under the Ministry of Education in China. The deadline for application is Friday, April 8 to the Asia Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"We are extremely grateful to the Chinese Government and the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Chicago for their incredible support and generosity," said Elsie Yuan, director of the Asia Institute at Benedictine University.
Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 53 undergraduate majors, 13 graduate and four doctorate programs. Benedictine University is ranked as a Top School in the Midwest (11th in Illinois) for Master's Universities, 12th in the Midwest (and sixth in Illinois) for Racial Diversity, and eighth in Illinois for Freshmen Retention for 2011 by U.S. News & World Report.