Scholarship to study in Taiwan available to HCC students

Jan 12, 2016

Have you ever dreamed of living in another country and learning how to speak the language? Houston Community College (HCC) students can take part in a unique opportunity to study in Taiwan and learn Chinese through a wonderful educational partnership.


The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston in conjunction with HCC-ASPIRE (Asian Scholarship Program Inspiring Results and Excellence) are offering students financial assistance for a once in a lifetime chance to live and study in Taiwan. How long you stay is your choice. It could be anywhere from two months to one year.

“This is a one-of-a-kind partnership for HCC-ASPIRE,” said Neeta Sane, HCC Board of Trustees, District VII and HCC-ASPIRE founder and president. “We are excited about these amazing opportunities with Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston.”

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) is to encourage American students and individuals to undertake Mandarin Chinese language training and courses at Chinese language institutes affiliated with universities or colleges in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

“The educational collaboration between the Education Division of TECO in Houston and Houston Community College is aiming at expanding students’ horizons and their international learning experiences,” said Sophie Chou, director of TECO in Houston Education Division. “Through the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) program granted by the Taiwan Ministry of Education, students will be able to take on Chinese language immersion opportunities as well as experience an up-close discovery of the rich heritage of the local culture in Taiwan."

There are 12 openings available and candidates must meet these criteria to apply:

• Be an American national

• Be 18 years old and older

• Have a high school diploma

• Have an excellent academic record

• Have good moral character

The scholarship is for 2016-2017. Applications must be submitted between February 1- March 31, 2016 and postmarked no later than March 31, 2016.

Visit to apply or if you need more information contact:

Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston

11 Greenway Plaza Suite 2012 Houston, TX 77046

P: 713-871-0851


HCC-ASPIRE supports the educational pursuits and achievements of Asian students and faculty at Houston Community College, and to support activities that highlight Asian culture. If you would like more information about HCC-ASPIRE, please visit

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