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CIS seeks Luce Scholars

The Center for International Studies has set a Nov. 26 deadline for applications to the Luce Scholars Program.

The program, open to seniors, graduate students, alumni 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.

Nominees must be American citizens not yet 30 by Sept. 1, 2002, who have earned at least a bachelor's degree or expect to receive one by Sept. 1, and who are in good physical condition and emotional health. MIT faculty members are urged to nominate former students with records of outstanding achievements.

Application forms may be picked up at the Center for International Studies (CIS) in Room E38-656. For more information, contact Dr. William Keller, CIS executive director, at x3-9861 or Laurie Scheffler, CIS administrator, 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 24, 2001.

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