To apply, visit the University of Hawai‘i student scholarships Web site (STAR) at www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship/ and complete the appropriate on-line application form. Search for our scholarships using the keyword Korea. Please note that the listing Center for Korean Studies Student Scholarships & Awards Fund covers the CKS graduate, undergraduate, graduate travel, and Donald C.W. Kim scholarships.
In addition to completing the on-line application, you must:
All application materials should be sent to:
CKS Scholarship Coordinator
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
1881 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96822
ph: (808) 956-2212
fax: (808) 956-2213
Applications for the Foreign Language and Area Studies fellowships and Korea Foundation scholarships should be made following the instructions in the respective descriptions on this site.
The Center for Korean Studies Graduate Scholarships range up to $2,500 and are available for full-time graduate students at UH Mānoa who demonstrate a proven commitment to the field of Korea-related studies. Scholarships can be used for tuition, special thesis needs, and some types of fieldwork. New incoming graduate students in Korea-related studies at UH Mānoa are encouraged to apply. The scholarship competition is open to all U.S. citizens and international students.
These scholarships were established to provide financial assistance to undergraduate students with a commitment to Korea-related studies at UH Mānoa. Recipients must be of junior or senior standing enrolled full-time with a documented commitment to Korea-related studies. Recipients must have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Financial need will also be considered by the Review Committee. The scholarship competition is open to all U.S. citizens and international students.
This scholarship was established by the Center for Korean Studies in honor of Donald C.W. Kim (1928–2018), a long-time supporter of Korean studies at the University of Hawai'i. The scholarship was created both to provide financial assistance to top graduate scholars currently doing research in Korea-related studies at UH and to support incoming students to the program. The scholarship competition is open to U.S. citizens and international students. East-West Center grantees and full GAs/TAs are not eligible to apply.
Students interested in applying for the Donald C.W. Kim Graduate Scholarship in Korean Studies should meet the following qualifications:
This scholarship ranging up to $5,000 was established to provide financial assistance to an undergraduate or graduate student in Korean studies at UH Mānoa. The scholarship is available beginning in the fall semester of each academic year. U.S. citizens only. East-West Center grantees and full GAs/TAs are not eligible to apply.
Students interested in applying for the Herbert H. Lee Scholarship should meet the following qualifications:
This scholarship was established in 2003 to provide financial assistance to a top graduate student in Korean studies or a Korea-related field of study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Students interested in applying for the N.H. Paul Chung Endowed Graduate Scholarship should meet the following qualifications:
This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to a top graduate student in Korean studies or a Korea-related field of study at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Students interested in applying for the Yŏng-Min Endowed Scholarship should meet the following qualifications:
This scholarship supports full-time undergraduate students at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa who have junior or senior class standing, who are pursuing Korea-related academic interests including, but not limited to, Korean language, literature, culture, politics, or economics. Students interested in applying for the Lee Korean Studies Scholarship should meet the following qualifications:
This scholarship celebrates the life and performing arts of Kim Ch'ŏn-hŭng (1909–2007), an extraordinary Korean dancer and musician whose impact on Hawai'i began in the 1960s and continues today. This scholarship seeks to assist students in studying and understanding Korean dance and music, particularly the older forms Kim practiced, and in contributing to the further understanding of the art forms among the scholarly and broader communities.
Students interested in applying for the Kim Ch'ŏn-hŭng Memorial Scholarship should meet the following qualifications:
The Korean National association/Kook Min Hur Endowed Scholarship commemorates the sacrifices of the Korean patriots of the Korean National Association by assisting students to further their education and knowledge of Korea and Korean traditions and values. It is open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students pursing a degree with a focus on Korea. The scholarship is to be used for costs associated with attendance, for example, tuition, books, and fees. Requirements:
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships for graduate and undergraduate students are available for the 2016–2017 academic year and for summer 2016. U.S. citizen and permanent-resident UH Mānoa students combining modern foreign-language training with area/international studies in full-time degree programs are encouraged to apply.
Students who already possess Korean language fluency equivalent to educated native speakers will be given lowest consideration.
To apply for fellowships to study Korean and other East Asian languages (Chinese and Japanaese), visit the University of Hawai'i student scholarships Web site (STAR) at www.star.hawaii.edu/scholarship/ and search using the keyword FLAS.
The deadline for applications is February 2, 2016. FLAS awards are subject to funding by the U.S. Department of Education. Major fellowships such as East-West Center grants and half-time graduate assistantships cannot be held concurrently with FLAS academic-year awards.
Questions about FLAS scholarships should be directed to the School of Pacific and Asian Studies fellowships coordinator, Chizuko T. Allen (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (808) 956-2210. An information sheet with answers to common questions about the FLAS fellowships is available here.
The Korea Foundation fellowships for field research seek to promote Korean studies and facilitate in-depth research on Korean topics by supporting on-site study and research by scholars and Korea specialists. Fellowships are awarded for Korea-related research in the humanities and social sciences, culture and arts, and comparative research related to Korea.
Candidates must possess adequate proficiency in Korean or English to conduct their research project and prepare required reports. Individuals related to the following circumstances are not eligible for consideration. Persons who are:
Terms of Fellowship Award:
Application submission deadline in Korea: July 31 of the year preceding the desired felllowship year.
The Korea Foundation fellowships in Korean language training are intended to enhance competency in the Korean language among Korean studies scholars, graduate students, and professionals in Korea-related fields by providing an opportunity to undertake intensive language training in leading Korean universities. Consult the Korea Foundation Web site (http://www.kf.or.kr) for the latest details regarding this program.
The number of fellows varies based on the Foundation's annual plan.
Terms of Fellowship Award:
Application submission deadline in Korea: July 31 of the year preceding the desired fellowship year.