Month: July 2020

CKS Receives the AKS Strategic Research Institute Program Grants for Next 10 years

On July 8, 2020, the Academy of Korean Studies announced that the Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa was selected the recipient of the grant, 2020 Strategic Research Institute Program for Korean Studies. The Center will receive a total of one billion Korean Won (approximately $820,000) for next 10 years.

The grant was newly created by AKS this year, and the Center was selected with a proposal titled “Sustainable Values for Korean Studies in the Americas: Korean Diaspora and the Prospects for Peace, Prosperity, and Unity of the Korean Peninsula.”

The Management Committee that consists of Profs. Tae-Ung Baik (Program Director, law), Sang-Hyop Lee (economics), Young-a Park (Asian studies), Seunghye Hong (social work), and Cheehyung Harrison Kim (history) will lead the projects in cooperation with the CKS members and other partners commencing on August 1, 2020.


CKS Scholarships Support Korean Studies Students for AY 2020-2021


The Center for Korean Studies awarded $44,800 as CKS Scholarships to support graduate and undergraduate students in Korea-related studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa for the 2020‒2021 academic year.

Descriptions of all the scholarships administered by the Center and instructions for applying for them can be found on the Center for Korean Studies Web site.

The recipients of the 2020 – 2021 academic year awards are listed below.

CKS Scholarship - $2,500 each

Kamilah Druex, BA, Korean

Chihiro Mase, BA, Korean

Bonnie Fox, PhD, Korean

Meghan Delaney, PhD, Korean

Keith Scott, PhD, Sociology

Sulim Kim, PhD, History

Wonkeun Lee, PhD, History


Donald C. W. Kim Scholarship - $2,500

Laura Becker, PhD, Sociology


Yong-Min Endowed Scholarship

Hwanhee Kim, PhD, Korean - $2,800

Sujin Kang, PhD, Korean - $2,500


N.H. Paul Chung Endowed Graduate Scholarship - $2,000

Young Seo Kim, MA, Asian Studies


Herbert H. Lee Scholarship - $2,000 each

Lei Yoshioka, BA, Korean

Soo Min Kim, BA, Korean

Sara Nishiie, BA, Korean

Glen Hill, BA, Korean

Yeeun Hong, MA, Asian Studies


Kim Ch’on-hung Memorial Scholarship - $2,200 each

Yoomee Baek, PhD, Music

Hae In Lee, PhD, Music


Korean National Association/Kook Min Hur Endowed Scholarship - $1,400

Hana Kim, PhD, Political Science


Dong Jae and Hyung Ja Lee Endowed Scholarship - $1,700

Shyanne Saunders, BA, Korean


In addition, the FLAS Scholarships for Summer 2020 ($2,500 each), FLAS Scholarships for graduate Students ($15,000 and tuition each), and FLAS Scholarships for undergraduate students ($15,000 each) for Academic Year 2020-2021 were also awarded to the selected students in Korean Studies.

FLAS Summer 2020
Mariah Abdelfatta, BA, Korean
Kyle Constantino BA, Korean

FLAS AY 2020 – 2021

Yini Lin, BA, Korean
Nicole Bradshaw, BA, Korean
Brianna Leisure, MA, Korean
Carey McClure, MA, Korean

To apply for CKS Scholarships, visit the University of Hawai‘i student scholarships Web site (STAR) at and complete the appropriate on-line application form.

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