The purpose of the J. Watumull Scholarship for the Study of India is to promote understanding of India through scholarship support of University of Hawai‘i students who present focused and well-developed proposals to study for a minimum of two months in India. The scholarship is generously supported by the J. Watumull Fund.

The scholarship supports students in any area of study such as the visual and performing arts, history, philosophy, religion, and politics, and including the professional schools and community college programs. Students are expected to be enrolled in courses at a recognized Indian institution or to be conducting pre-approved independent study overseen by a faculty member at UH in cooperation with a scholar in India. Students may also choose to participate in an approved study abroad program sponsored by another U.S. institution.

* Portable Document File (PDF) versions of the various scholarship applications are available by clicking the links below. Applications for 2011 J. Watumull Scholarships are due on March 15, 2011. Recipients of these awards should expend funds between May 2011 and May 2012.

Application - 2011
Independent Field Research/Study Approval Form
Third Party Study Abroad Program Course Approval Form
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* Watumull Recipients Describe Their Experiences

For more than twenty years, the J. Watumull Scholarship for the Study of India has very generously helped UH students study for extended periods in India. Because these funds have helped promising young scholars at pivotal points in their studies, they have tended to importantly affect these students' career trajectories. Below, the most recent J. Watumull Scholarship recipients share a few words about their experiences.

Geoff Ashton, Ph.D. Student, Philosophy, '08 Watumull Scholar

Crystal Chen, MA Student, Asian Studies, '08 Watumull Scholar

Rohan Kalyan, Ph.D. Student, Political Science, '08 Watumull Scholar

Elizabeth 'Cedar' Louis, Ph.D. Student, Geography, '06 Watumull Scholar

Jeremy Henkel, Ph.D. Student, Philosophy, '06 Watumull Scholar

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