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2021 CUMT General Announcement

Scholarships for Summer Program in Energy/Environment and Chinese Culture


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A major Chinese university has offered tuition-free scholarships to three WVU students for a two-week virtual summer course covering topics in energy/environment and Chinese history/economy/and culture.  The WVU Energy Institute will provide a scholarship of $500 for students who earn a Certificate of Participation from CUMT for completion of the program. Students will benefit by obtaining verifiable experience in international collaborations that will enhance their resumes. 

Interested students are invited to apply for the scholarships by May 21st by visiting the WVU Energy Institute web site at:

 https://uscec.wvu.edu/student-exchange/2021-cumt-summer-program-application-instructions

The China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT) located in Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province, China annually hosts an international summer school program that gathers students from over 20 countries who will interact with each other and their students.  The program is conducted in English and normally consists of a mix of formal lectures, field trips, and cultural trips to major historical sites in China.  Due to COVID restrictions imposed by the Chinese government, this year’s program will be a virtual class running from Monday-Friday for the weeks of July 5th and July 12th.  Our students will not travel to China as in previous years but will participate in the USA at venues of their choice that provide internet access.

Students who will be juniors, seniors, or graduate students in the Fall Semester, 2021 are eligible for consideration.  Applicants are requested to complete the one-page Registration Form available on the Energy Institute web site.  Selections will be based on an essay written by the student that describes their motivations for participating in the summer school. 

The information on the Energy Institute web site also includes videos of previous classes, a course outline for the 2021 program, and stories about previous WVU students who have completed the program. For additional information, please contact:  Richard.Bajura@mail.wvu.edu or by cell phone to 304-216-0360.