China’s Shaanxi Translators Association (STA) launched the first Helen Foster Snow Translation Award in 2002, spawning biennial competitions throughout China. The award’s purposes are to:
The 8th Helen Foster Snow Translation Award Competition is now open. It is cosponsored by the China Cernter for Edgar Snow Studies, Peking University, Southern Utah University (SUU) in the United States, Northwest University (NWU) in China, and Shaanxi Translators Association in China.
There are first, second, and third place winners in multiple divisions. Southern Utah University offers one tuition scholarship for the top Chinese winner in the competition; Northwest University offers a tuition scholarship to the top American winner. Other winners are offered priority admission to the postgraduate Master of Translation and Interpretation program at the School of Foreign Languages at Northwest University.
We are currently working to fund our two scholarships to Southern Utah University.
These scholarships help build bridges of understanding in powerful ways. The recipients of the scholarships learn more about America and our culture by being immersed in it. They interact with professors, students, and community members in positive ways; through these interactions, they learn first-hand of the difference—but more frequently, the similarities—between cultures.
These scholarships help not only the recipients, but they help all with home the recipients associate. Friends, students, professors, and community members all learn more of China’s unique history, culture, and role in the world. With this understanding, greater harmony is created and lives are change.
We invite you to support our scholarship efforts.