Subject: U.S. govt scholarships available to East Timorese

The East-West Center at the University of Hawaii is offering two scholarships funded by the U.S. government for East Timorese students, for graduate (Masters degree) study. More details are below.

Information and application forms can be found at

If that link doesn't work, go to and follow the links for Education, Student Programs, and East Timor.

The following description is from that website:

The East-West Center is pleased to announce the 2001 East Timor Scholarship Program competition. The Program, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program open to East Timorese who meet specific selection criteria.

The objective of the Program is to identify and support the education of academically talented East Timorese who are in the future expected to assume leadership roles in East Timor. This Program will ensure that this group has the opportunity to pursue master's degrees in fields that are directly relevant to the needs of a newly emerging nation and obtain a broader understanding of the United States.

Eligible fields of study emphasize areas of critical development needs in East Timor. Students admitted to the master's degree program will have access to fields related to agriculture, business administration, economics, education, environmental sciences, communication, psychology, political science, public administration, community/public health, and urban and regional planning. Study for a professional degree in fields such as engineering, law or medicine is not within the scope of this scholarship.

For Spring of 2001 two scholarships will be available.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

Please see the application information sheet below for complete details regarding eligibility and selection criteria.


An application packet may be obtained from the Public Affairs offices of the U.S. Embassies/Consulates located in Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia; or from the Award Services Office at the East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawai`i 96848-1601, USA. In Jakarta, materials may also be obtained from The International Education Foundation (Yayasan Pendidikan Internasional), Menara Imperium, 28th Floor Suite B, Metropolitan Kuningan Superblok Kav. 1 Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, Jakarta 12980 (phone: (62-21) 831-7304, 831-7305; fax (62-21) 831-7306; email: ). In East Timor, materials may be obtained from Aderito José Correia, Secretariat Rector, Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa'e, Rua Formosa, Dili.

All application documents contained in the application packet may also be found at the following internet sites:

Telephone, Fax, or e-mail inquiries to the East-West Center should be routed as follows: Telephone: 1-808-944-7735 Fax: 1-808-944-7730 E-mail:

Faxed inquiries should include in large print the individual's name, mailing address, telephone, and, if available, fax number and e-mail address. All inquiries should reference the 2001 East Timor Scholarship Program.

Applications must be received by January 31, 2001 for awards beginning in Summer 2001. Awards are expected to be announced by April 13, 2001.

Charles Scheiner National Coordinator, East Timor Action Network/US P.O. Box 1182, White Plains, New York 10602 USA Telephone:1-914-428-7299; fax:1-914-428-7383 cell:1-914-720-9205 PGP key available on request. Check out ETAN's web site: For information on East Timor write

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