The East-West Center is an internationally recognized education and research organization established by the U.S. Congress in 1960 to strengthen understanding and relations between the United States and the countries of the Asia Pacific region. The Center helps promote the establishment of a stable, peaceful and prosperous Asia Pacific community in which the United States is a natural, valued and leading partner.
As mandated by the Congress, the Center carries out its mission through programs of cooperative study, training and research. Professionals and students from the United States, Asia and the Pacific study and work together at the East-West Center to better understand issues of common and critical concern and explore mutually beneficial ways of addressing them.
Scholarships to Filipinos to study at the graduate level (master’s or doctoral studies) at the University of Hawaii and participate in East-West Center programs. Awards are also given to Filipino professionals for non-degree advanced work at the Center. These full scholarships cover the costs of tuition and fees at the University of Hawai’i, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, meals and incidental expenses and health insurance. Funding for field study is also offered on a competitive basis.