Blakemore Foundation

Scholarships for Chinese     Scholarships for Korean    Scholarships for Japanese
Scholarships for Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Burmese & Khmer

The Blakemore Foundation awards scholarships for advanced Japanese, Chinese, Korean language study, as well as for advanced study of selected Southeast Asian languages.   We also make grants to improve the understanding of East Asian art in the United States.

2014 Language Grant Applications

The deadline for grant applications was December 30, 2013.  We also accepted applications postmarked December 31, due to an error on one of our web pages.

Question of the Day: Should you email or call to ask if your application has arrived?

Answer:  As of Friday morning, January 10, we have emailed every applicant to acknowledge receipt and notify of any missing items.

If you have not heard from us, please contact the Foundation by email at or phone 206.359.3684.

The Blakemore Freeman Fellowship changed the trajectory of my career and life, granting me a tremendous opportunity to focus my energy exclusively on one dream: raising my Chinese language skills to an advanced professional level. As a Blakemore Freeman Fellow, I was not only provided with access to some of the world’s most skilled Chinese language instructors at National Taiwan University’s International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), but also joined an exceptional group of classmates who have become life-time friends. The ICLP education opened many exciting professional doors. Currently, I’m working as the leader of a division marketing team for the Chinese subsidiary of a Fortune 500 company. As the only non-Chinese member of the its China business team I am completely immersed in Chinese language and culture on a daily basis.  

My Blakemore Freeman Fellowship provided me with the tools I need to survive as a business leader in China. 
--Former Blakemore Freeman Fellow

Frances Blakemore Asian ArtGrants

Applications for art grants are accepted by invitation only. Organizations are pre-selected by the Foundation and then asked to submit  a grant proposal 

Please do not contact us inquiring how to be invited to submit a proposal.