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Luce Scholar applications sought

The Center for International Studies has set a November 29 deadline for applications to the Luce Scholars Program.

The program, open to seniors, graduate students, alumni/ae from recent classes and junior faculty, places young scholars from a wide variety of intellectual fields in 10-month internships throughout Asia. Past assignments have included settings as diverse as an architect's office, a newspaper, a forestry project, a family planning center, a hospital and local government agencies. The program is aimed specifically at those with no prior experience in Asia.

William Keller, CIS executive director, said MIT is eligible to nominate three applicants this year. Nominees must be American citizens not yet 30 by September 1, 2000; have earned at least a bachelor's degree or expect to receive one by September 1; and are in good physical condition and emotional health.

Dr. Keller stressed that MIT faculty members are urged to nominate former students with records of outstanding achievements.

Application forms may be picked up at the CIS office in Rm E38-651. For additional information, contact Dr. Keller at x3-9861 or Laurie Scheffler at x3-3121.

The Luce Foundation, which funds the program, was established in 1936 by the late Henry Luce, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Time, Inc., who was himself born in China. He created the foundation as a tribute to his missionary parents.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 20, 1999.

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