- ^ Boxer Rebellion Indemnity：the overture of Chinese students coming to the United States. Beloit College. [2011-11-17]. （原始内容存档于2010-06-02） （英语）.
In 1906, the pioneer American missionary and a Beloit graduate of class of 1867, Arthur H. Smith, suggested a Chinese Student Educational Plan to President Roosevelt. The main point of the plan was to return part of 'the Boxer Rebellion Indemnity Fund to the Chinese government to be used to develop higher education in China, particularly by sending Chinese students to American colleges, where they would study American institutions and practices which, upon returning to China, they could help inculcate into Chinese life.' (The Round Table, November 8, 1918, p.2) Becoming very interested in this plan, President Roosevelt conferred with Chinese authorities and suggested it to Congress.