Skip to main content

Jackson Pearce ’18 named 2021-2022 Luce Scholar

White man in black coat standing in front of brick wall, Jackson Pearce '18
Jackson Pearce '18 is a third-year med student at MUSC.

Jackson Pearce ’18, a third-year medical student at Medical University of South Carolina, has been named a 2021-2022 Luce Scholar. One of only 18 scholars selected from a pool of 164 candidates, Pearce will take a break from medical school to spend roughly 13 months learning the culture, language and customs of a selected region in Asia.

The Luce Scholars Program aims to bolster the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in America. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars annually.

Pearce joins the five other Furman Luce Scholars who have been named since 1996. Besides demonstrating leadership qualities in the public sphere, fellowship candidates must also meet another criterion – little to no exposure to Asia.

For more information about the Luce Scholars Program, contact Scott Henderson in the Department of Education,

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Talent, persistence and resiliency on display at Furman Engaged

Student experiences across disciplines, centuries and culture show what is possible at Furman.

Gut check: Anju Saxena ’21 will share work on how diet affects the brain

The neuroscience research of Anju Saxena '21 is one of the engaged learning experiences featured at Furman Engaged on April 13.

Music Major Spreads Creative Wings with ‘Butterfly Effect’ Composition

Willie Cornish ’22 will present his composition, "The Butterfly Effect," during Furman Engaged on April 13.

Sisters to share pre-med study away syllabus at Furman Engaged

The health science work of Hannah '21 and Rachel Perkins '21 is one of the engaged learning experiences featured at Furman Engaged on April 13.