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Nine students win scholarships for Asian studies

Mare Payne, News Bureau
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Nine University of Illinois students are the first recipients of undergraduate scholarships in Asian studies.

Students in any discipline who commit to focusing their academic studies in East or Southeast Asian studies were eligible for the $3,000 awards from the UI Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.

The winners, their majors and areas of concentration: (EDITORS: See list.).

The purpose of the scholarship is to attract, retain and reward outstanding students in the study of Asia. Each scholarship recipient is assigned a faculty mentor who will work with the student, providing advice and guidance. Opportunities to conduct fieldwork in Asia may be available.

A minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) was required for consideration. Applicants have to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.


BURR RIDGE – Amy LaudeEast Asian languages and cultures
EFFINGHAM – Brian FitzpatrickEast Asian languages and cultures
GRAYSLAKE – Karen Hauckgeneral engineering
GURNEE – Sang Leeinternational relations,
NAPERVILLE – Katherine Bewersdorf general engineering
SPRINGFIELD – Jennifer GladishEast Asian languages and cultures
URBANA –Kory Langhofer, political science,Nicholas Watanabe, East Asian languages and culture


WISCONSIN, Madison – Ann Oleinik