Twenty-One Students Selected for Center for Korean Studies Scholarships

CKS logoThe Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies is pro­vid­ing $55,000 in schol­ar­ships for twen­ty-one stu­dents in Korea-relat­ed stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for the 2017‒2018 aca­d­e­m­ic year. This year’s finan­cial sup­port includes the first awards of two recent­ly estab­lished schol­ar­ships: the Kook Min Hur schol­ar­ship and the Doin and Hee Kyung Lee Kwon Schol­ar­ship.

The Kook Min Hur schol­ar­ship was cre­at­ed by the Kore­an Nation­al Asso­ci­a­tion (Kung­min­hoe or Kook Min Hur) in mem­o­ry of the sac­ri­fices made by the many patri­ots of the orga­ni­za­tion. The KNA was estab­lished in Hawai‘i in 1909 for the pur­pose of unit­ing all Kore­ans in the Unit­ed States in the com­mon cause of lib­er­at­ing Korea from Japan­ese occu­pa­tion.

The Do In Kwon and Hee Kyung Lee Kwon schol­ar­ship was estab­lished to hon­or the mem­o­ry of the Kwons, two out­stand­ing civic lead­ers among the ear­ly Kore­an com­mu­ni­ty in Hawai‘i.

Descrip­tions of all the schol­ar­ships admin­is­tered by the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies and instruc­tions for apply­ing for them can be found on the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies Web site. The dead­line for apply­ing for Cen­ter-man­aged schol­ar­ships for the 2018–2019 aca­d­e­m­ic year is Feb­ru­ary 2, 2018.

The recip­i­ents of the 2017–1018 awards are list­ed below.

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies Under­grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ships

  • Vic­to­ria Meza (B.A., Kore­an) $2,500
  • Hol­ly Moehlman (B.A., Kore­an) $2,500

Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies Grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ships

  • Bon­nie Fox (Ph.D., Kore­an) $2,500
  • Ki Tae Park (Ph.D., Soci­ol­o­gy) $2,500
  • Esther Yi (M.A., Kore­an) $500

Don­ald C. W. Kim Schol­ar­ship

  • Yuki Asahi­na (Ph.D., Soci­ol­o­gy) $5,000
  • Inho Jung (Ph.D., Kore­an) $5,000

Doin and Hee Kyung Lee Kwon Schol­ar­ship

  • Jae Hyun Lim (M.A., Music) $3,000

Dong Jae and Hyung Ja Lee Schol­ar­ship

  • Lacey Bon­ner (B.A., Kore­an) $1,700

Her­bert H. Lee Schol­ar­ship

  • Soo Youn Kim (B.A., Kore­an) $4,500
  • Jee Hyun Lee (Ph.D., Kore­an) $2,000
  • Jai Eun Kim (M.A., Kore­an) $4,000

Kim Chŏn-hŭng Memo­r­i­al Schol­ar­ship

  • Yoomee Baek (Ph.D., Music) $3,000
  • Seo­la Kim (Ph.D., Music) $3,600

Kook Min Hur Schol­ar­ship

  • Bri­an­na Leisure (B.A., Kore­an) $1,750

N. H. Paul Chung Grad­u­ate Schol­ar­ship

  • Kyeongkuk Kim (Ph.D., Eco­nom­ics) $2,000
  • Yen-Zhi Peng (M.A., Asian Stud­ies) $2,500
  • Robert York (Ph.D., His­to­ry) $1,000

Yŏng-Min Endowed Schol­ar­ship

  • Hye Young Choi Smith (Ph.D., Kore­an) $1,830
  • Hyun­jung An (Ph.D., Kore­an) $1,830
  • Sumire Mat­suya­ma (Ph.D., Kore­an) $1,840

In addi­tion, ten stu­dents are receiv­ing finan­cial sup­port to study Korea through the fed­er­al For­eign Lan­guage and Area Stud­ies pro­gram admin­is­tered by the School of Pacif­ic and Asian Stud­ies. The are:

2017–2018 Aca­d­e­m­ic Year Awards

  • Eloise Mor­ris (B.A., Kore­an; under­grad­u­ate fel­low­ship)
  • Xiu Ju Cooney (B.A., Kore­an; alter­nate for under­grad­u­ate fel­low­ship)
  • Clara Hur (M.A., Kore­an Flag­ship)
  • Daniel Ku (M.A., Kore­an Flag­ship)
  • Kel­ly Watts (M.A., Kore­an Flag­ship)

Sum­mer 2017 Awards

  • Kei­ta Moore (M.A., Asian Stud­ies)
  • Crys­tal Taka­ta (B.A., Kore­an)
  • Ben­jamin Yi (B.A., Kore­an)
  • Hol­ly Moel­man (B.A., Kore­an)
  • Bri­an­na Leisure (B.A., Kore­an)