Mark B. Kertz Scholarship Endowment in Chinese Area Studies

This scholarship will be awarded for the FALL semester.

  • Awarding Department: Modern Languages & Literature
  • Scholarship Intent: To support undergraduate or graduate students majoring or minoring in Chinese or Pacific Asian Studies or History and demonstrating an interdisciplinary scope of study, including but not limited to course work in Chinese civilization, culture, geography, history (intellectual and political), language (must include traditional characters), linguistics, literature, and philosophy.
  • Criteria:
    Applicants must be full time (12 units undergraduate, 9 units graduate) in the semester of application, and also full time in the semester of the award. Students should also be enrolled in one or more Chinese courses in both the application semester and award semester, except with the permission of the Project Director.
  • Major: Multiple, Asian Studies, or History, Graduate students in Chinese or History
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, & Senior, Other: Graduating seniors in the SF State Scholars Program
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 Units; Grad: 9 Units
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: No
  • Citizenship: Any
  • Minimum GPA: Undergrad & Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Ayan Jiggets
  • Campus Address: HUM 475
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132-4011
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1421
  • Email:
  • Web page: Modern Languages & Literatures
  • Amount of Award: Varies
  • Number of Awards: Varies

In Memory of Mark B. Kertz
Supplemental Questions
  1. Personal Statement (in English, 350 word maximum) -- Describe your educational and career objectives, and specify how Chinese Studies will be a key part of it. You may also describe personal or academic achievements, challenges you have faced in your education, or any information you deem will be helpful to the Scholarship Review Committee.
  2. Transcript: Please upload your current academic transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
  3. Recommendation: Confidential letter of recommendation request - Please include the name and e-mail of a faculty member, employer, or other person who knows you well and can provide a reference on your behalf.