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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 donated $150,000 in scholarships, and in the third and final year of the program students from Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University will be eligible for apply for the remaining awards to help offset the cost of their participation in a study abroad program to China. Each scholarship is worth up to $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 for semester and year-long program participants (minimum of 12 credits per semester), or enrolled in the minimum credits for their program for summer program participants.

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.

Eligibility: Applicants must:

  • apply to the MSU Culture, Science, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship in China Summer 2015 program;
  • be involved with any multicultural student organization or support 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 enrolled in the minimum credits for the program (3 credits)

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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