Blakemore Foundation


Scholarships for Chinese     Scholarships for Korean    Scholarships for Japanese
Scholarships for Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Burmese & Khmer

The Blakemore Foundation awards scholarships for advanced Japanese, Chinese, Korean language study, as well as for advanced study of selected Southeast Asian languages.   We also make grants to improve the understanding of East Asian art in the United States.

Eligible Languages & Programs

Language scholarships are awarded for study of the following modern languages of East and Southeast Asia.

Chinese Japanese
Korean Thai
Vietnamese Indonesian
Khmer Burmese

The Blakemore Foundation makes grants for study only at specific language programs. Please refer to the current list of approved programs.

Application Information

The deadline for applications was December 30, 2013 for study starting between June 2014 and May 2015.  We will also accept applications postmarked December 31, due to a previous error on this webpage.

Grants are highly competitive. In recent years, we were able to fund less than 10% of applicants.

Application materials are printed from this website through the links below.

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
  • 2014 Application Form & Instructions
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    Click here to download in Word format
  • 2014 Grant Guidelines: Blakemore Freeman Fellowships
    Click here to download in pdf format
Blakemore Refresher Grants
  • 2014 Application Form & Instructions
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    Click here to download in Word format
  • 2014 Grant Guidelines: Blakemore Refresher Grants
    Click here to download in pdf format

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