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We seek to contribute to a better understanding of education development in China and to strengthen education relationship between the United States and China.

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Education and Poverty Reduction in China

|Intro| |Trends in Poverty in Rural China| |Project on Financing of Compulsory Education in Rural China| |Project on Financial Assistance to Primary-School Children in Yunnan| |College Scholarship for Female Minority Students from Rural China| |Other Related Sources|

College Scholarship for Female Minority Students from Rural China

Center on Chinese Education-Dr. Tsai Yen-Ping College Scholarship Project

With the support of the Yunnan Department of Education, the Center on Chinese Education and the Yunnan Education Society jointly organize the Dr. Tsai Yen-Ping College Scholarship Project to expand the opportunity for college education for female students from poor, rural, and minority backgrounds in Yunnan province. In this project that runs from 2005-2010, 22 five-year full college scholarships (covering college tuition, living expenses, and school supplies) will be provided to academically-qualified female minority high-school graduates in two nationally-designated poor counties (Ning-Lang Yi-Minority Autonomous County, and Xi-Meng Wa-Minority Autonomous County).  These scholarships enable the recipients to attend Yunnan Normal University, which they will otherwise not be able to attend because of poverty.  Upon graduation from college, the recipients will return to their hometown to serve as secondary-school teachers, for a period of at least three years.  After serving as teachers for two years, these recipients will be eligible to apply for funding for a four-month visit to Teachers College the following year.  Three recipients will be selected, based on their teaching performance.  The Center on Chinese Education will organize the four-month professional-development activities in New York for these three recipients. 


Please refer to the introduction of Yunnan College Scholarship Project.

The list of female students supported by the program in 2005 and 2006 Dr. Tsai Fund