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WKU Students Awarded Confucius Institute Scholarships

wku newsBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (7/19/13) - In April, the Confucius Institute became an official testing center for administering China’s national standardized test, HSK/HSKK, which assesses the Chinese language proficiency of non-native speakers (including foreigners, overseas Chinese and students from Chinese national minorities). Fourteen WKU students from both the Chinese Flagship program and the Department of Modern Languages Chinese major/minor became the first cohort.

Of the 14 students who participated in the first round of testing, eight students were awarded a Confucius Institute at WKU scholarship. The students will be studying on the campus of North China Electric Power University as early as Fall 2013.

The scholarship winners are exempt from registration fees, tuition, fees for basic learning materials, accommodation fees on campus, and are provided with a one-off resettlement subsidy (for one year or more scholarships), monthly allowance (1,400RMB or $230USD for One-Academic Year-Students and One-Semester Students), outpatient medial service and comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Of the eight winners, one student was selected for a One-Academic Year scholarship (Fall 2013-Spring 2014), and the other seven were selected for One Semester (Spring 2014) scholarships.

The scholarship winners are as follows:

•David Williams: One year (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
•Kori Mann: one semester (Spring 2014)
•Kamri Mason: one semester (Spring 2014)
•Khaign Thazin: one semester (Spring 2014)
•Evan Grantz: one semester (Spring 2014)
•Code Tutt: one semester (Spring 2014)
•Mazden Ng: one semester (Spring 2014)
•Alexandra Storm Davenport: one semester (Spring 2014)

Becoming an official testing site was merely step one in the process, and was a real coup for the Chinese language and culture programs at WKU. The test alone is important for students who are serious about perfecting their Chinese language and culture skills, but the results derived from the test provide scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study in China and apply for nationally competitive scholarships.

As more students from the Confucius Institute’s K-12 program graduate, many of them will become students at WKU and potentially major in one of the Chinese language and culture programs.  “I foresee the number Confucius Institute scholarships awarded to increase as more students enroll in WKU’s various Chinese language and culture programs,” said Terrill Martin, managing director.

The CI at WKU and Hanban, China’s Ministry of Education, work to promote understanding of the Chinese language and culture through children’s programming, training courses, cultural workshops and community events. Together, these organizations have Introduced fully articulated K-16 instruction in Modern Standard Chinese into local school systems, serve as a regional center for Chinese teacher training and Chinese curriculum development, and build connections and partnerships between Kentucky and China.

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