The University of Utah, in partnership with Brigham Young University, has been awarded prestigious four-year grants from the U.S. Department of Education to support international education and language study in Utah. Grant funding totals $6.6 million, $4.6 million of which is earmarked for student scholarships.
The U Asia Center, together with the BYU Asian Studies Program, and the U Center for Latin American Studies, together with the BYU Latin American Studies Program, have been designated as Title VI National Resource Centers, or NRCs, the most highly competitive and coveted recognition of area studies programs nationwide.
“In addition to the funding that will support numerous training programs, outreach activities and workshops, faculty research and approximately 80 student scholarships per year, the designation as a Title VI National Resource Center speaks volumes about the quality of our centers,” said Ruth Watkins, senior vice president of Academic Affairs. “It represents national recognition of our Asian Studies and Latin American Studies programs, enhancing our ability to attract top-notch students and prepare students for careers in an increasingly global world.”
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