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Center for Korean Studies Undergraduate Award

Undergraduate Award by CKS


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To foster interest and scholarship in Korean Studies, Center for Korean Studies is selecting up to two undergraduate students for CKS Undergraduate Award.

To foster interest and scholarship in Korean Studies, Center for Korean Studies is selecting up to two undergraduate students for CKS Undergraduate Award. $500 will be awarded for the selected undergraduate students. The Application period for 2021 is from Monday, February 1 to Friday, March 12, 2021. The award will be processed in Spring 2021. The CKS Undergraduate Award Announcement will be made in April, 2021 and will be posted on the CKS website. Award winners will be contacted via email. An incomplete or duplicate applications will not be considered.

Application Period: 

  • Monday, February 1 - Friday, March 12, 2021

 

Fellowship Award Announcement:

  • Friday, April 16, 2021

 

Winners of 2021 CKS Undergraduate Award:

  • Marvin E. Araiza: Marvin is a junior majoring in Korean and minoring in Film, TV, and Digital Media. She has always loved language and the arts and hopes to work in the Korean entertainment industry. Marvin's goal is to promote cultural and musical events in the United States and Latin America.  
  • Mahmuda Khan: Mahmuda is studying Asian Languages and Linguistics, with passion in language and technology. Mahmuda plans to combine these two fields in becoming a conversation designer for Artificial Intelligence and virtual assistants, with hope that the older generation will be able to enjoy new technology with ease.

 

Eligibility: 

  • Passing letter grade on at least two upper division courses on Korea
  • Full-time undergraduate student at UCLA 

 

Application Requirements:

  • Personal Statement (2 pages max.)
  • Unofficial Transcript (PDF)
  • Online Application (available ONLY during the application period)
  • One (1) Letter of Recommendation from Korea-related course faculty
    * Letter of Recommendation must be received by the application deadline*

 

ONLINE APPLICATION

Please follow the link to apply. If you have any questions, please email the Center’s Assistant Director, Hyung-Wook Kim at hyung-wook.kim@international.ucla.edu.


Published: Monday, March 4, 2019