Announcing the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for 2018-19

By Emily Decatur

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) is pleased to announce awarding of six NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarships for the program’s inaugural 2018-19 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, six New England students have officially been awarded the NEBHE-Chinese Government Scholarship. Four of the six students will have the opportunity to study in China on a short-term basis – pursuing studies in programs such as Chinese Language and International Trade. Additionally, two students have been awarded scholarships for master’s degree programs in higher education and business administration. Recipients have been awarded enrollment at Central Beijing Language and Culture University, China Normal University, Shanghai Normal University, the University of Science and Technology in Beijing and Zhejiang Normal 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.

Scholarship recipients express their excitement and gratitude. Among them:

“I chose to apply for the Chinese Government Scholarship because of my strong desire to learn about the culture of China from an inside perspective. While I would be able to learn about the history and culture of China in a traditional classroom setting here in the United States, being surrounded by the brilliant culture of China at every moment will allow me to completely transform my current knowledge on China and grow as a student. The education I will be given during my time in Shanghai will play a major role in my career development as well as I wish to work in China in the future.”
– Austin Jackson, Bridgewater State University, General Scholar Scholarship Recipient

“I traveled to Beijing, China, three years ago for a summer internship program through my alma mater, Gordon College. From that experience of living, learning, and growing professionally in China, I fell in love with the country and returning has had a pull on my heart ever since, so I applied for the Chinese Government Scholarship. The scholarship offers me the opportunity to not only pursue my long-awaited dream of returning to China, but it offers me an opportunity to develop my Chinese language skills over the next two years—a skill I hope will help pave the way for my career aspirations.”
– Toussaint Williams, Gordon College Alumni, General Scholar Scholarship Recipient

“It is amazing that China is giving students from all over the world the opportunity to come together and experience multicultural exchanges while pursuing their education. I am excited to see how this experience will shape my views, as well as my personal and professional development.”
– Delma Tavares, Bridgewater State University Alumni, Master’s Degree Scholarship Recipient

Students interested in applying for the 2019-20 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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