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Nam Award Application

Applications due by March 1

The Sang-Yong Nam Award in Korean Studies 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-Yong Nam dedicated his life. The award was inaugurated in 2012.

The award comes with a $3,000 cash prize. To be eligible, the candidate must have taken at least one Korean culture or language course at U-M and have a minimum GPA of 3.3.

The nomination must be made by a faculty member at U-M and be accompanied by a nomination letter.

Application Process

Nominating Faculty Member
Submit a Letter of Nomination as an attachment in an e-mail describing the nominee’s qualifications in the following four areas:

  • Academic 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