Huayu Enrichment Scholarship Application Question

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Hi everyone! I’m working on my application for the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship 2-month summer program, and on the application it asks for the contact information of my current employer. That has me a little worried that they will try to contact my boss and ask about me. As I’m sure you can understand, I really don’t want my place of work knowing I have plans to leave before I’m accepted to the program!

Has anyone else who applied in the past had the selection committee contact their employer? Or do they ask for it just to have all the info on record? I’d love some help or words of wisdom about this!