Chinese Scholarship


Ada Belle Winthrop-King Scholarships


Deadline for Completed Applications: October 9, 2017 by 5:00 pm


The purpose of the Ada Belle Winthrop-King Undergraduate Summer Semester Scholarship in Chinese is to provide an opportunity for an undergraduate student at Florida State University to facilitate study on FSU's Chinese Program in Tianjin, China, in order to increase his or her knowledge of Chinese language and culture.

The award is valued at $6,000. Previous study or travel in a Chinese-speaking country will not make the applicant ineligible. The scholarship is repeatable. To be eligible for an award, applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in Chinese and complete two courses in Chinese at FSU on and above CHI2200 by not later than the end of the semester in which the application is made.

The application consists of:

  • Part A Online application (student academic information, electronic resume and a statement of purpose)
  • Part B (hard copy form that must be completed and turned in, in person to the Department of Modern Languages Main Office (Diffenbaugh 362) along with a copy of the student’s unofficial FSU transcripts)

Applicants are subject to the General Conditions and Procedures Governing Winthrop-King Awards (see below).


How to Submit Your Application

All required parts of the scholarship application must be completed and submitted by the advertised Winthrop-King applications deadline. As you will need some time to prepare your application, you are strongly advised to complete those preparations well before the advertised deadline so that you can complete and submit all parts of your application on time. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered by the Scholarships Committee. Be sure to comply with all of the important instructions below; failure to do so will render you ineligible for an award.

Part A: On-line application form

This part of the application is to be submitted electronically. You may save your data and return to it later before submitting the completed application. When your application is complete, you must press the "submit" button. If you do not press the "submit" button by the advertised deadline, your application will not be considered by the Scholarships Committee.

Part B: Transcripts (hard-copy submission)

Applicants must print and fill out the Part B Application Form (see below) and submit with it along with their unofficial GPA transcripts of all undergraduate courses which they have taken. Based on the information supplied by the candidate the Undergraduate Office in the Department of Modern Languages will calculate (a) the applicant's overall GPA in all undergraduate courses and (b) the applicant's GPA in all undergraduate courses taken in the language of the award for which they are applying.

Completed Transcript forms and accompanying documents must be received by the Undergraduate Office in the Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics by not later than 5:00 pm on the advertised deadline. As proof of receipt by the advertised deadline, applicants must sign the sign-in sheet provided for this purpose in the Department of Modern Languages Main Office (Diffenbaugh 362).

Part C

You must sign the list of applicants form when you submit your Part B application to the department’s office of undergraduate students


Applicants intending to study on a program administered by Florida State University International Programs (FSUIP)

For students intending to study on a program administered by Florida State University International Programs (FSUIP), no other materials in addition to those stated above are required to support the application for a Winthrop-King scholarship.


Application for admission to your intended program of study

All applicants for Winthrop-King awards must apply separately for admission to their intended program of study abroad. Admissions deadlines and procedures are administered by the organizing body of the study abroad program, for which the Winthrop-King Fund has no responsibility.

Award Conditions

All applicants

All Winthrop-King awards are subject to the availability of funds.

Awards are made for future study in the semester specified in the application; they may not be made for current or past semesters nor for a semester prior to that following the semester in which application results are announced. Awards are made for the specified semester and may not be deferred until a later date. Awards cannot be taken up after graduation from FSU. Successful applicants who are unable to attend the program for which they are awarded funds must repay the award within 7 days of the commencement of the program.

Awards will not be granted for study on programs which FSU prohibits or discourages its students from attending, e.g. on the grounds of U.S. State Department travel warnings; awards may be withdrawn at any time on the grounds of revised FSU advice or prohibition.

If you receive federal or state financial aid, these awards may affect your entitlement. You are advised to check with the aid agency before applying for one of these awards.

It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all necessary information, including a valid e-mail address, is provided legibly on the application form, together with supporting transcripts and other documentation where required. Applications which are incomplete, illegible or in any other way ineligible will not be considered by the Scholarship Committee.

Awards are made at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee, taking into account all the information provided on the application form. The Committee's decision is final. If the Committee so determines, no award will be made. Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their applications by e-mail in January 2018. The Committee does not provide any additional feedback to candidates. In view of the large number of applicants, the notification process may take several days and candidates should not be concerned if some applicants receive notification before others. Candidates are responsible for supplying a valid e-mail address in their application and for checking their e-mail account for messages.

Under FSU and federal regulations, funds cannot be disbursed to recipients before the week after Drop-Add in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded, and not until later in the case of recipients studying on a program administered by a U.S. university other than FSU. If you expect to incur expenditures (e.g. in respect of the purchase of airline tickets or course fees) prior to the disbursement of the award, you will be responsible for making such payments at the time they are due; scholarship funds cannot be disbursed in advance of the time frame indicated above.

Recipients of Winthrop-King Awards are expected to attend Honors Night held in April.


The Florida State University (University) is an equal opportunity employer and educational provider committed to a policy of non-discrimination for any member of the University’s community on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veterans’ or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected group status. This policy applies to faculty, staff, students, visitors, applicants, and contractors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University policies, procedures, and processes.


Applicants intending to study on programs administered by FSU's International Programs

Applicants who receive awards for study on a program administered by FSU's International Programs (IP) must register on the IP program within one week of notification of the award and pay the $100 non-refundable registration fee. Failure to register by the due date will result in cancellation of the award. Award recipients should note that IP program fees do not include airlines fares or reservations, which are the responsibility of the student.

For recipients who are US citizens or permanent residents and who have completed all the necessary formalities by the due dates, awards are made available by FSU Student Financial Services the week after the Drop-Add period in the semester of the award after deduction of any balances owed by the student to the University.

Recipients who are not US citizens or permanent residents will receive their awards up to two weeks after Drop-Add period in the semester of the award after deduction of any balances owed by the student to the University and after withholding of up to 14% in tax. After you file your tax return for the fiscal year, the IRS will assess you for tax and may make a refund to you if it judges that tax has been overpaid.


In view of the time required to complete these procedures, award-winners are strongly advised to contact IP immediately upon notification of their awards. Failure to contact IP within a week of the award announcement will result in cancellation of the scholarship. Recipients must submit the completed forms by not later than February 15, 2018.


Application Form
Part A
Application Form
Part B
To be completed and submitted online by all applicants To be completed and submitted in hard copy by all applicants




If you have any questions about Winthrop-King awards, undergraduates should address these in the first instance to

If you experience technical difficulties in submitting the on-line Part A of your application, e-mail Ray Marky at indicating the nature of the difficulty, which must be notified before the deadline for applications.

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