Departmental Awards and Scholarships
Every year, The Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures recognizes outstanding students for their academic achievements. We invite you to browse the various awards presented to our students over the years.
If you have been recognized in the past and don't see your name, email us and we will add you to our list of recipients
E. John Niswander Awards
Thess awards are presented to promising students at the elementary level in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
E. John Niswander Chinese Dictionary Award
2016 Adrienne Cox and Rena Stair
2015 Garrett Jason Schuman and Patrick Spanier
2014 Mario Vlasic and Hannah Jones
2013 Nolan Schmidt and Michael Stephen Swarts
E. John Niswander Japanese Dictionary Award
2016 Michael Burns and Jake Harris
2015 Alexis A. Butts and Chelsea M. Morris
2014 Victoria Purvis, Michelle Dunn, and Brittany Spargur
2013 Brock Miller and Alexandra Schoenberg
E. John Niswander Korean Dictionary Award
2016 Grace Devero
2015 Vann Hassell
E. John Niswander Award for Excellence in Intermediate Japanese
2016 Mary Mitchell
2015 Jonathan Mains
E. John Niswander Korean Book Award
2015 Katie Harding
E. John Niswander Award for Excellence in Intermediate Korean
2016 Brooklyn Shaw
2015 Kassandra Knoff
2014 Breanna Endecott, Kim Hang, and Juliana Alor
2013 Emily Guerin
Grace Wan Award
This fund is given annually to a promising undergraduate student at the intermediate level of Chinese language study.
2016 Philip Bradshaw (Undergraduate)
2015 Beth Fentress (Undergraduate) and Mario Vlasic (Undergraduate)
2014 Patrick Walter (Undergraduate) and Stefanie Becker (Graduate)
2013 Samuel Real (Undergraduate) and Emily Bowden (Graduate)
Andrew and Lilly Tsubaki Award
This fund is given annually to a student to support their participation in a study abroad program in Japan.
2016 Chelsea Morris
2015 Monique Ware
2014 Nicole Prenevost
2013 Annette Jardon
Excellence in Tibetan Award
The Excellence in Tibetan Award is awarded annually to promising students of the Tibetan language.
2016 Molly Kaup
2015 Hank Mamalis
Tibetan Dictionary Award
The Tibetan Dictionary Award is awarded annually to promising students of the Tibetan language.
2014 Jiaqi Liu
Mary and Joseph Kuo Scholarship
This fund is given annually to one intermediate or advanced level student who demonstrates exceptional talent and expresses a commitment to continue his or her Chinese studies at the University of Kansas or in graduate studies.
The Jill Kleinberg Scholarship
The Jill Kleinberg Scholarship will provide funds to a promising undergraduate student to study abroad or intern in East Asia.
2013 Derrick Wells
Foreign Language and Area Studies [FLAS] Fellowships
2014 Academic Year
2013 Academic Year (Undergraduates)
2013 Academic Year (Graduate Students)