Announcement: Scholarship for researching Korean Americans issues


The Center for Korean Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is now accepting applications for the fall 2020 – spring 2021 Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi Scholarship, totaling $2,000.

This scholarship, established by Duk Hee Lee Murabayashi, the eminent historian of the Korean experience in Hawai'i, provides support for students enrolled in any discipline at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa with a focus on or interest in researching Korean Americans in Hawai‘i or elsewhere in the United States. The award may be used for costs associated with attendance (e.g., tuition, books, fees) or to provide stipends for materials, travel, and the like to conduct research. The scholarship is available to full-time undergraduate and full-time or part-time graduate students pursuing a degree or certificate.

Follow this link to download a copy of the scholarship application form. In addition to the completed form, applications must include a 1-2 page essay explaining your academic objectives, briefly explain your career goals and study plans, including your major and how it relates to your focus on or interest in researching Korean Americans in Hawaii or elsewhere in the United States; copies of academic transcripts; and one letter of recommendation (see the application form for details).

Applications and supporting documents must be sent to and received by Friday, May 15, 2020, 4:30 P.M., HST. Documents that contain sensitive information should be sent via either UH FileDrop ( or your preferred filedrop method. For further information, please contact Kortne Oshiro-Chin at or telephone 1-808-956-2212.

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