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Nam Award Application

Applications due by March 1

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 exemplifies 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 or Korean language class at U-M and have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

Nominations must be made by a faculty member at U-M and be accompanied by a nomination letter that highlights how the nominee has pursued the DesireDreamDrive, and Determination (the four Ds of Elder Nam) in making a difference in the four areas of scholarship: Achievement, citizenship, service to the community, and commitment to Korean studies.

Application Process

Nominating Faculty Member
Submit a Letter of Nomination as an attachment in an e-mail describing how the nominee has pursued the four Ds in:

  • Achievement
  • Citizenship 
  • Service to the community
  • Commitment to Korean studies

Student Nominee

Submit the following as attachments by e-mail:

  1. Personal Statement:
        - Should be no longer than 400 words
        - Include in the header, the nominee's full name, uniqname, and UMID
        - State the name and e-mail of the nominating faculty member at the end of the statement.
  2. Transcripts
        -Written authorization for staff to access U-M transcripts for this application is also accepted)
  3. Curriculum Vitae

All materials must be submitted to with the subject line: [SYNaward-application] by March 1.