Applications due by February 15

The Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan announced the inauguration of the Sang-Yong Nam Award in Korean Studies in February 2012. Once a year, the Nam Center honors one graduating senior or recent graduate of the University of Michigan whose academic achievement, citizenship, service to the community, and commitment to Korean Studies exemplify the values to which Sang Y. Nam dedicated his life. The award comes with a $3,000 cash prize. To be eligible, the candidate must have taken at least one course on Korea at U-M or a Korean language class and have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Nominations must be made by a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan and be accompanied by a nomination letter that highlights how the nominee has pursued the Desire, Dream, Drive, and Determination (four Ds by Elder Sang-Yong Nam) in making a difference in the four areas of scholarship: achievement, citizenship, service to community, and commitment to Korean Studies.

Application Materials Required from Nominee

  1. Personal statement (maximum 400 words)
  2. Transcripts (Written authorization to access U-M transcripts for inclusion in application is also accepted)
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Name and e-mail of nominator

Application Materials Required from U-M Faculty Member

  1. Letter of Nomination

How to Apply

All application materials should be submitted to with the subject line: SYNAwardapplication by the deadline of February 15th.