The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies invite applications for the following scholarships and student awards for work completed in 2019 (Spring and Fall Semesters)


  • Atsuko Hayashi Memorial Scholarship 1 award: $500
  • San-Pao Li Scholarship (Undergraduate and Graduate) 2 awards $500 each
  • Frank Cole Scholarship (Sponsored by Japanese faculty) 1 award: $500 Award application due date TBA.


  • Taiwan Essay Contest 2 awards: $200, $100
  • Lloyd T. Inui Prize $100

Best Papers and Creative Work

  • Best Paper in Asian American Studies (Undergraduate) $100
  • Best Paper in Asian Studies (Undergraduate and Graduate) 2 awards $100 each

All scholarship applicants must apply online at the Beach Scholarships website. Applications must be submitted by Monday, March 2, 2020For questions or additional information, please contact: Dr. Barbara Kim ( or Dr. Kiyomi Chinen ( Presentation of awards will take place at the AAAS Spring Awards Reception in April 2020. Your name will be included in the Commencement Program as a recipient of a special AAAS award.