Announcing the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarship Recipients for 2019-20

By NEBHE Staff

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce the awarding of three NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

Through the generosity of the Chinese government, this scholarship offers qualified New England students the opportunity to study at Chinese universities with a full scholarship.

After a competitive awarding process, three New England students have officially been awarded the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarship. All three students have received full scholarships for master’s degree programs in international relations, international studies and international politics. Recipients have been awarded enrollment at East China Normal University, Renmin University, and Beijing Language and Culture University.

This scholarship covers tuition, fees and accommodations, and supports study at hundreds of universities across the country. Scholarships are awarded for both short-term or long-term study. Short-term scholarships fund one to two years of study and long-term scholarships allow students to pursue full undergraduate, master’s or doctoral degree programs.

Scholarship awardees will begin their studies in China at the beginning of September.

NEBHE congratulates this year’s recipients of the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarship and thanks the Chinese government for funding this valuable opportunity for New England students.

“Without [the] NEBHE-CGS partnership, I would not have the incredible opportunity to continue my education in a field that I have a passion for,” said Dustin Lewis, Castleton University alumnus, who in September will obtain a master’s degree in International Studies at Renmin University, Beijing.

Added Gordon College alumna Winifred Penkethman: “I am certain my experience studying at Beijing Language and Culture University will be one that alters the course of my life for the better, and I feel so blessed to be awarded with this incredible opportunity. I hope to continue to improve my understanding of Mandarin and find my place in the community around me. I am looking forward to this new chapter of life in terms of broadening my understanding of the world at large, and embracing the uncomfortable moments knowing that it is in those times of discomfort where growth truly happens.”

Students interested in applying for the 2020-21 scholarships are encouraged to visit the program website this coming fall. Detailed information about eligibility and the application process will become available in October or November. For more information, please contact NEBHE’s Emily Decatur at 617-533-9513 or at


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