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Blakemore Freeman Fellowship

Offered by Blakemore Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated May 31, 2023
Multiple awards worth

Full Program Costs

Grade level

Graduate Students

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

December 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a bachelor’s degree holder pursuing a career that involves the use of an East or Southeast Asian language? If so, consider applying for the Blakemore Freeman Fellowship! The Blakemore Freeman Fellowship is open to college graduates pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that will require the regular use of East or Southeast Asian languages. Applicants should have already formally studied their target language for at least three years and be willing to partake in extensive language study during the term of the grant.

The scholarship is offered by the Blakemore Foundation, a Washington-based charitable trust dedicated to encouraging the use of Asian languages and increasing the understanding of Asian art within the United States. Every year, the fellowship covers tuition, and awards a stipend for related educational expenses, and basic living and transportation costs for the language programs of each of the winning applicants. If you’re looking for some help to pay off your East or Southeast Asian language program, we encourage you to apply!

Eligibility information

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, you must be a bachelor's degree holder pursuing a professional, business, or academic career that will require the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language. Applicants should have already formally studied their target language for at least three years and be willing to partake in extensive language study during the term of the grant (you must apply to your language program separately). Lastly, applicants must meet the below eligibility requirements.

Grade Level

Graduate Students


U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents

Academic Interest

Architecture, Journalism, Education, Engineering, Foreign Languages, Law, Math, Political Science, Business, Accounting

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, a list of all study-abroad language programs and summer intensive language programs attended, a list of all classes/training taken in the chosen language of study, in addition to the below application materials. Bear in mind that you must also apply to your chosen language program by its own application deadline.

4-page essay

Academic transcript

Resume or CV

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Blakemore Foundation at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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