US Provides Master Scholarships in 70 Years Relationship with Indonesia

Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Culture in the United States Marie Royce at the reception commemorating 70 years of Indonesian-US relations in the field of education and culture at the MACAN Museum, Jakarta, Tuesday night (6/18). (Photo: Rana / MINA)

Jakarta, MINA – The United States Embassy (US Embassy) in Jakarta provides master program scholarship and a non-degree exchange program Community Initiative Program to celebrate 70 years of diplomatic relations with Indonesia.

Both are provided through a Fulbright mechanism managed by the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF).

“We are very pleased to announce that the Embassy (US) has provided special funding for a series of 70-Year Commemoration (Indonesia-US relations) scholarships,” said US Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Culture, Marie Royce at the reception commemorating 70 years of Indonesian-US in the field of education and culture at MACAN Museum, Jakarta, Tuesday night June 18.

Master program scholarships and certificate programs for one year of study at US community colleges are prepared for four fields, namely business administration, tourism and hospitality management, early age education, and information technology.

According to US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R Donovan Jr., the selection of four scientific fields was based on suggestions from the Indonesian government and colleagues.

However, the US Embassy has not provided detailed funds for the provision of Fulbright scholarships or quotas provided for Indonesian students.

Donovan said the US government would focus on developing various student exchange programs and educational cooperation, which became an important part of relations with Indonesia.

The event also celebrated 40 years of the Hubert Humprey Fellowship scholarship program that has brought international professionals to the United States to study and collaborate with colleagues in the US.

Every year, around 150 program participants are funded by the US State Department’s Education and Culture Bureau to follow professional development in areas that are important for US relations with developing countries.

Humphrey scholarship program has a network of nearly 6,000 participants and alumni in 162 countries around the world working to improve their community.

The program, which is held at leading US universities also expected to be able to continue alumni who come from Indonesia by strengthening cooperation, especially in the fields of education and culture.

Presented at the Commemoration, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the United States period 2010-2013 H.E Dino Patti Djalal with his wife, Tangerang Selatan Mayor Airin Rachmi Diany, and Humphrey alumni from 20 countries in the Indo-Pacific region. (TL/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)