The James T. Araki Scholarship for Japanese Literary Studies

The James T. Araki Scholarship for Japanese Literary Studies aims to foster the development of Japanese literature studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mânoa by providing financial support to qualified students who demonstrate outstanding performance and potential in the study of Japanese literature. The scholarship was established by his son Dale Araki in honor of the late Dr. James T. Araki, Professor Emeritus of Japanese Literature, in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). Professor Araki was an internationally renowned specialist in Japanese literature of the medieval and early modern periods, and was a leading figure in Japanese literary studies at UHM until his retirement in 1984.

The Araki scholarship welcomes applications from full-time upper division undergraduate students and graduate students taking courses in Japanese literature at UHM, with preference given to undergraduate students and to residents of the State of Hawai‘i. The Japanese Literature faculty of the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures selects the awardee annually. The award for AY 2010-2011 is expected to be approximately $1,500.

Eligibility requirements include: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, completion of at least one Japanese literature course in EALL, and enrollment during the tenure of the scholarship in at least one additional course in Japanese literature in EALL.

To apply, go to the University of Hawaii's STAR scholarship page, located at https://www.star.hawaii.edu, then select the Araki Scholarship, and fill out the online application form.

For further information, contact the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the address above, or by telephone (808) 956-8940, fax (808) 956-9515, or email eall@hawaii.edu.

Application deadline: extend to Sunday, February 28, 2010

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