SEALC Tuition Scholarship

Priority application deadline for Summer 2024 is: March 15, 2024

The Southeast Asian Language Council (SEALC) will offer up to five partial tuition remission awards to highly qualified recipients in combination with the SEASSI Tuition Scholarship or WISLI Tuition Scholarship in order to fully fund their SEASSI tuition costs.


Preference will be given to non-National Resource Center* students, both those who are beginning their study of a Southeast Asian language and those continuing their study of one.

Eligibility for the Tuition Scholarship is not limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents; international students are encouraged to apply.

*I.e. current students who are not based at UC-Berkeley, UCLA, Cornell, University of Michigan, NIU, University of Washington, UW-Madison, University of Hawai’i – Manoa.


All necessary information and materials for applying for a SEALC Tuition Scholarship are contained in the general application form; there is no separate SEALC Tuition Scholarship application form. All applicants must submit their SEASSI application through the online portal and are responsible for ensuring that all accompanying application materials for financial aid (statement of financial need and two letters of reference) are complete and submitted on time.

Criteria for Selection

Applicants will be judged by the following criteria:

    • Commitment to career relating to Southeast Asia or involving use of the language to be studied.
    • Academic performance.
    • Appropriateness of the applicant’s chosen program of academic study and experience to meet his or her stated goals.
    • Fit with SEASSI program as determined by language and level of language proposed to be studied in order to ensure appropriate enrollments in some SEASSI classes.
Note: This is the same criteria as for the Tuition Scholarship award.

Selection Procedure

  • Applications are reviewed by a committee at the SEASSI host institution, including a member of the Southeast Asian Language Council (SEALC). This committee determines the applicants who will be offered SEALC Tuition Scholarships and the amount of the awards, and establishes an alternate list.
  • Notification of awards and of rejection are sent out by the SEASSI Program Coordinator. Those offered an award must indicate acceptance no later than the deadline listed on the award notification letter. Those who have not indicated acceptance by this date will automatically have the offer withdrawn.

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