Awards & Scholarships

Spring 2018 Asian Studies Awards & Scholarships

  • Asian Studies Paper Awards
    • Any paper that deals with Asia or Asian America and was written in Spring 2017, Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 for a course at EIU (or presented at a conference) will be accepted. A paper that was submitted for the 2017 Asian Studies competition will not be considered. Winners will be recognized with certificates and monetary awards at an EIU conference on Asia on Thursday, April 19, 2018. Winners are required to present their papers and receive the awards at the conference. The deadline for submission is 12 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. The online form for submission is located here:

      If you have any questions about the awards or the paper submission process, please contact the chair of the committee, Dr. Tim Engles, at
  • Asian Studies Leadership Award
    • The Asian Studies Program is accepting nominations for a leadership award for an EIU student whose contributions have made a positive impact on our campus to fulfill the mission of Asian studies: to promote education about Asia and take leadership in Asia-related programs and research. Please send your nomination to Dr. Jinhee Lee, Coordinator of Asian Studies, at by 12 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. The letter of nomination must include the nominee's name, email, and a brief description of the nominee’s contribution toward the aforementioned mission of Asian Studies during the current academic year. The award will be announced at the Asian Studies Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 19, 2018.
  • Asian Studies Study Abroad Scholarship
    • The Asian Studies Program is accepting applications for scholarship for EIU students who are minoring in Asian Studies and demonstrating a commitment to studying abroad in Asia. The scholarship shall be used to defray the cost to study abroad in Asia within the current or the following academic year. Please send your letter of application to Dr. Jinhee Lee, Coordinator of Asian Studies, at by 12 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018. Your application letter shall include your purpose and preparation for your study abroad plan in Asia along with your name, major and minor, and email.

*Please note that all awards are pending budget approval.

EIU Awards & Scholarships

  • Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Student Travel Award

    • The ICGD wwards EIU students presenting original research/creative activity at a conference in keeping with the ICGD's mission: promoting a greater awareness of global diversity and interdisciplinary approaches to Africana, Asian, Latin American, and Women's Studies.
  • History Faculty Writing Awards History
    • EIU History Department award for the best paper in world history (excluding European and US history) written by an undergraduate for a course taught in EIU's history department.
  • The Leften Stravianos World History Award
    • EIU History Department awards a one-year membership in the World History Association to one graduate student and one undergraduate student majoring in history and pursuing a career in teaching