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Scholarships for Study In China

The Office of Study Abroad at Michigan State University is encouraging students to look at study abroad program opportunities in China in response to the U.S. State Department's 100,000 Strong Initiative.

As part of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, MSU has secured two scholarship grants:

MSU Study Abroad Opportunities in China

We offer six different programs ranging from a full academic year of study to several summer options.

To find out more about the 100,000 Strong Initiative, please visit the U.S. State Department's webpage. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.


Scholarships for Study in China

Amway Corporation China 100,000 Strong Scholarship

Amway and Michigan State University are partnering to provide West Michigan college students with the opportunity to study in China through the "Amway China 100,000 Strong Scholarship."

The three-year program will be administered by Michigan State University's International Studies and Programs, Office of Study Abroad.

Of the scholarships, 15 will be awarded to MSU students, with the other 15 to be awarded to students of other accredited four and two-year West Michigan colleges: Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Kuyper College and Grand Rapids Community College. Each scholarship is $5,000.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to applicants who:

  • demonstrate financial need as determined by the applicant's Federal Student Aid filing (FAFSA);
  • demonstrate in a one-page essay that this scholarship will provide them with a study and learning opportunity, which would otherwise not be available to them; and
  • are full-time students (minimum of 12 credits)

If awarded a scholarship, recipients must acknowledge the receipt of the award in a letter to the Amway headquarter immediately following their stay in China with a brief summary of their experience.

To apply for this scholarship, complete and return the Amway Corporation China 100,000 Strong Scholarship Form. (PDF)*

The Coca-Cola Foundation China 100,000 Strong Scholarship

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Company, has awarded Michigan State University a grant totaling $200,000 in support of the U.S. State Department's 100,000 Strong Initiative. Over the next four years, this scholarship program will target multicultural business students interested in intensive study in China.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • be involved with the Multicultural Business Program (MBP) within the Eli Broad College of Business
  • apply to the Chinese Language and Culture Program in Tianjin (Summer 2012) or Harbin (Summer 2013)
  • complete the equivalent of Chinese 101/102 prior to participation on the summer program
  • demonstrate financial need as determined by the applicant's Federal Student Aid filing (FAFSA);
  • demonstrate in a one-page essay that this scholarship will provide them with a study and learning opportunity which would otherwise not be available to them;
  • be a full-time student (minimum 12 credits)
  • within one month of their return, submit to OSA a letter addressed to Coca-Cola Foundation describing their experience in China

To apply for this scholarship, complete and return the Coca-Cola Foundation China 100,000 Strong Scholarship Form. (PDF)*


MSU Study abroad opportunities in China


MSU/China connections

Read how studying abroad in China has had an impact on MSU students through their testimonials (PDF)* and stories.

MSU collaborated on a documentary film and associated toolkits with Crossing Borders Education on intercultural communication between American and Chinese students in China.

Faculty, staff and students at MSU have been involved in research and outreach in China for some 50 years. To see what their latest endeavors are, be sure to visit "MSU's global impact: China" webpage.

The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University is a great resource to get information about curriculum, faculty research, exchange programs, and outreach activities in China and throughout Asia.

Learn about the Panda Project that is the result of years of close partnership and collaboration with institutions and individuals in the United States and China. The project, funded by the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station, spans beyond pandas, examining issues of biodiversity, global warming, zoonic diseases and policy.


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