The East-West Center is pleased to announce the 2013 United States–Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program competition. The Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program open to East Timorese who meet specific selection criteria.

The objective of the Program is to identify and support the education of academically talented East Timorese who are in the future expected to assume leadership roles in Timor-Leste. Following a “bridge” period of intensive English language preparation, the scholarship provides the opportunity to pursue a bachelor’s (S1) (four-year) degree study at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, in fields that are directly relevant to the needs of the country. It will also enable the recipients to obtain a broader understanding of the United States. The scholarship program will include a summer enrichment program in Honolulu, and may include a four to five-week community service project in Timor-Leste, depending on length of study abroad.

Eligible fields of study emphasize areas of critical development needs in Timor-Leste. Students admitted to the undergraduate degree program will pursue fields of study related to agriculture, business, communication, computer science, economics, education, environmental sciences, international relations, political science, psychology, urban planning.

Completed applications must be received by AUGUST 16, 2013 for awards beginning in January 2014.

For 2013, three (3) scholarships will be available:
There are specific eligibility and selection criteria that applicants must satisfy before they can be considered for a scholarship. Please see “Information for Applicants” in the application packet for complete details regarding eligibility, selection criteria, and major fields of study options at UH Hilo.

In East Timor, an application packet may be obtained from the United States Embassy, Praia dos Coqueiros, Dili. For more information in Timor-Leste, please contact the East-West Center’s representative in Dili, Ms. Emma Coupland. Mobile: (+670) 735 8477 (within Timor-Leste), or e-mail: USTLscholarship@gmail.com. Application materials may also be obtained from the Award Services Office at the East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96848-1601, USA.

All application documents contained in the application packet may also be found at the following Internet site: www.eastwestcenter.org/ustl.

Telephone, fax, or email inquiries to the East-West Center should be routed as follows: telephone: 1-808-944-7735; fax: 1-808-944-7730; or e-mail: USTL@EastWestCenter.org. Faxed inquiries should include in large print the individual’s name, mailing address, telephone, and, if available, fax number and e-mail address. All inquiries should reference the 2013 United States–Timor-Leste (USTL) Scholarship Program.

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