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Fung Scholars

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University President William P. Leahy, S.J., presented the President’s Medal for Excellence to BC parents Victor and Julia Fung in 2015, in recognition of their lifelong support of education. Photo courtesy of BC News (Justin Lim)

Established in 2017 with a generous gift by the Victor and William Fung Foundation, the Fung Scholars program at Boston College provides opportunities to support international experiences in Asia. In line with the Office of International Programs’ mission, the program is designed to expand BC students’ access to study, intern, volunteer, and academic research opportunities in Asia, as well as to help students develop as well-rounded, interculturally competent, and globally conscious citizens.

Semester, year, or summer grants are awarded to BC undergraduates to cover tuition, fees, living expenses, and cost of travel to approved programs in Asia. Selection is based on academic excellence and leadership qualities and potential. Preference is given to candidates who focus on language study.

BC students join the global community of Fung Scholars from distinguished institutions in Asia, Europe, and the U.S., including Harvard, MIT, Princeton, and Northeastern, to contribute to the legacy of distinguished leadership and public service established by the Fung family.

Fung Scholars

Fung Scholar recipients

Katie Oh '19 is on the Pre-Law track, majoring in Applied Psychology & Human Development as well as Political Science at the Lynch School of Education. Additionally, she is minoring in Leadership in Higher Education and Community Settings. Originally from California, Katie is studying at Seoul National University in South Korea in Spring 2018.

 

Fung Scholar recipients

Karen Zheng '19 is an Operations Management and Managing Social Impact Major on the Pre Law Track at the Carroll School of Management. Originally from New Jersey, Karen is studying at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Spring 2018.

Fung Scholar recipients

Bay Tipping '19 is majoring in Finance and Economics at the Carroll School of Management. Originally from California, Bay is studying at Sogang University in Korea in Spring 2018.

 

Fung Scholar recipients

Nima Boluriaan '19 is a majoring in Biology on the Pre-Medical Track at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Massachusetts, Nima is spending the Spring 2018 semester at Sophia University in Japan.

Fung Scholar recipients

Will Bullock '19 is majoring in Economics and Computer Science at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Colorado, Will is studying at the University of Hong Kong for his Spring 2018 semester as a Fung Scholar.

Fung Scholar recipients

Angela Li '19 is on the Pre-Law track studying Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Lynch School of Education. She is also double minoring in Asian Studies and Management and Leadership. Originally from China, Angela is studying at Waseda University in Japan in Spring 2018.

 

Fung Scholar recipients

Sarah Behringer '19 is a Finance and Marketing double major at the Carroll School of Management. Originally from Connecticut, Sarah is studying at the University of Hong Kong in Spring 2018.

 

Fung Scholar recipients

Haley Duggan '19 is studying Elementary Education and Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Lynch School of Education. Originally from New Jersey, Haley is spending the Spring 2018 semester studying at Sophia University in Japan.

Fung Scholar recipients

Deniz Demirci '19 is on the Pre-Law track as a Political Science major at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. She is also minoring in Arabic Studies. Originally from Connecticut, Deniz is spending the Spring 2018 semester studying at Seoul National University in Korea.

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Sarah Ashebir '21 is an Environmental Studies student at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Springfield, Illinois, Sarah is spending the summer 2018 term studying in Nanjing, China, where she will be looking at sustainability practices in China under the instruction of a BC course, Climate Change and Sustainability: An Environmental Chemistry View.

 

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Othman Khoshafa '21 is a Biology student at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Malden, Massachusetts, Othman is spending his summer 2018 term studying in Nanjing, China, where he will be learning about climate change’s impact on our planet and its causes.

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Chantal Sanchez ‘20 is a Theology Major and a International Studies Minor at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Hemet, California, Chantal Sanchez is spending her Fall 2018 semester studying at the Center for Buddhist Studies at Kathmandu University in Nepal.

 

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Chelsie Park ‘20 is double majoring in Elementary Education and Applied Psychology and Human Development at the Lynch School of Education. Originally from New Jersey, Chelsie Park is spending her fall 2018 semester studying at Seoul National University in Korea.

 

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Felix Lee ‘19 is a History Major at the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Originally from Chinatown, Boston, Felix Lee is spending his fall 2018 semester studying at the University of Hong Kong.

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Jenny Shi ‘20 is a Nursing student at the Connell School of Nursing. Originally from Arcadia, California, Jenny Shi will be spending her fall 2018 semester studying at the University of Hong Kong.

 

APPLICATION

Summer 2018: 

February 5

Fall/Academic Year 2018-19:

March 25  

Spring 2019: 

November 1

The Fung Scholarship application for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year 2018-2019 is now open! Click here to access the online application.