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Parker House, HB 6201
Room 106
Hanover, NH
Phone:  603.646.1622
Fax:  603.646.8190
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Luce Scholars Program


The Luce Scholars Program provides stipends and internships for young Americans to live and work in Asia each year. The program aims to increase future American leaders' awareness of Asia.

Luce Scholars have backgrounds in virtually any field-other than Asian studies-including medicine, the arts, business, law, science, environmental studies, and journalism. Placements can be made in the following East and Southeast Asian countries: Cambodia, China and Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.



  • Do not have significant experience in Asia or Asian studies.
  • US Citizen.
  • Hold at least a bachelor's degree by July 1 of program year.
  • Under age 30 by July 1 of program year.
  • Record of high achievement, outstanding leadership ability, and a clearly defined career interest showing potential for professional accomplishment.


 Application Process


Luce Scholars applicants must be nominated by the Dartmouth College Committee on Graduate Fellowships. Dartmouth College can nominate three candidates for this award. Candidates must submit the following to Fellowship Advising by the campus deadline. The application is available online as a fillable document (Word).

  1. Scholarship Registration Web Form (Submit by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
    This form provides Fellowship Advising with the necessary information to open an application file and communicate with you about the application process and important deadlines and considerations.
  2. Complete the Nomination Permission Form and Waiver (Submit to Fellowship Advising by email PRIOR to the campus deadline)
  3. Application Form
  4. Personal Statement
  5. Four Recommendation Letters
  6. Official Transcripts: Order an official paper transcript with fall courses through the Registrar's homepage, and have the transcript sent directly to
  7. Two Passport-sized original photographs with your name printed on the back. 

The Committee on Graduate Fellowships will read all application materials and decide on nominations. You will be informed of your status via email.

If you are nominated, you must revise your application essays with the Writing Editor.


Recommendation Letters

The 4 Recommendation Letters should be sent to as a PDF or Word document to or by mail to Fellowship Advising, 6201 Parker House, Hanover, NH 03755 or HB6201.

For more information on recommendation letters, click here.


Final Application Submission

Print out your final application single-sided.  Be sure to sign the first page.  The Fellowship Advising office will submit your final application with all materials by the Luce Scholars Program deadline.


Luce Scholars Program Application Schedule

Tuesday, October 3

Campus deadline for nomination materials

Wednesday, November 1

Luce Scholars Program Application Deadline


Finalists & Interviews announced


Luce Scholars Announced


Additional Information

Luce Scholars Program website

Frequently Asked Questions


Last Updated: 8/2/17