EWC Education Programs Awarded $870K in Grants
HONOLULU (October 13, 2010) -- East-West Center education programs have been awarded three grants totaling $869,704. The recent awards are:

  • $239,594 from the U.S. Department of State to support the Study of the U.S. Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues . The institute aims to develop young leaders with the ability to build and maintain resilient communities in light of global environmental challenges. Through field study in Hawai‘i and Washington D.C., participants gain a better understanding of sustainability and create a clear action plan addressing an environmental concern upon their return home.

  • $165,484 from the Asian Development Bank to support the Asian Development Bank–Government of Japan Scholarship Program , which provides financial support for students pursuing post-baccalaureate study in ADB-approved fields. Travel grants are also provided to enable students to advance their studies through field research, conference presentations and other learning opportunities. Applicants must be a citizen of a borrowing member country of the Asian Development Bank.

  • $464,626 from the U.S. Department of Education ’s Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language program to support the work of EWC’s Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) on the development of Chinese language and cultural studies programs at colleges and universities. A joint effort of the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i, ASDP offers a variety of content-focused faculty and institutional development programs to enhance teaching about Asia at the undergraduate college level. For this three-year project, ASDP is working with a group of six colleges and universities representative of American higher education in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Kansas and Oregon.