Erin Blasko | April 18, 2019
University of Notre Dame graduates Jeremy Cappello Lee and Lily Falzon, both members of the class of 2018, have been invited to study at the Yenching Academy of Peking University in Beijing, China, as two of approximately 125 Yenching Scholars from across the globe.
Established in 2014, the Yenching Academy offers a one-year master’s degree program for students with outstanding academic backgrounds and broad curiosity. The program pushes the study of China beyond the traditional boundaries of the humanities and social sciences.
Students who are admitted to the academy receive a full scholarship, including tuition, accommodation in the Yenching Academy House, a travel stipend for one round-trip journey to and from Beijing, basic medical insurance and a living stipend for campus living costs and expenses related to field studies.
In applying for the scholarship, Cappello Lee and Falzon worked with the Flatley Center for Undergraduate Scholarly Engagement (CUSE) at Notre Dame, including Paul and Maureen Stefanick Director Jeffrey Thibert and National Fellowships and Undergraduate Research Advisor Jenny Claire Smith. CUSE promotes the intellectual development of Notre Dame undergraduates through scholarly engagement, research, creative endeavors and the pursuit of fellowships.
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