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Scholarships & Awards

Recipients of Scholarships for 2012-2013

Seney Delayne Higginbothan, Fujiya Kawashima Memorial Scholarship for Asian Studies
Abbie Doll & Kristen Michelle Haase, Dr. Kiyo Kitahara Scholarship for Asian Studies
Andrea Badeertscher & David Adam Coldren, Dr. Hiroko Nakamoto Scholarship for Japanese Studies
Sage Morrison Panter, Seiko & Charles McCann Scholarship for US-Japan Cultural Exchange
Nicole Paige Abern, Christina Merrick Scholarship for Japanese Studies

The Christina Merrick Scholarship  Christina Merrick, a graduate of 1994, a former Asian Studies major and President of Japanese Club, felt so strongly about the Japanese program at BGSU that she created this annual scholarship in 1999. This is given to students who are involved in the study of the Japanese language and with the BGSU Japanese Club.

  • Recipients must major in Asian Studies and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • The recipient must exhibit service to the promotion of Japanese Program through their activities and be actively involved in the Japanese Club.

The Dr. Hiroko Nakamoto Scholarship for Japanese Studies Dr. Hiroko Nakamoto, a donor for BGSU and a graduate of 1956, has given this scholarship to students who have studied hard to learn the language and have contributed to the Japanese program. This is given to one or two students who have demonstrated excellence in the study of Japan.

  • Recipients must major in Asian Studies and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Recipients must have studied hard to learn the Japanese language and have contributed to the Japanese program.

The Seiko and Charles McCann Scholarship   Seiko and Charles McMann who were residents of Toledo established a sholarship for the students who have contributed to the mutual understanding through culture between the US and Japan. This is given to one or two students who have demonstrated leadership to promote the mutual understanding through culture between the U.S. and Japan.

  • Recipients must major in Asian Studies and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • Recipients must have contributed to the mutual understanding through culture between US and Japan

The Dr. Kiyo Kitahara Scholarship for Asian Studies Dr. Kitahara, who was an educator in Japan and principal of the school in Japan, established the scholarship for students who have committed to promote Asian Studies. This is given to an Asian Studies major who has demonstrated excellence in the study of Asia.

  • Recipients must major in Asian Studies and have a GPA of 3.0 or above.
  • The recipients must have committed to promote Asian Studies.

The Dr.Fujiya Kawashima Memorial Scholarship  This scholarship was established by the faculty of Asian Studies Program in memory of Fuyiya Kawashima when he suddenly passed away in 2006. This scholarship is given to outstanding undergraduates majoring in Asian Studies with a focus on East Asia (Japan, Korea, China). The student should maintain a grade point average of 3.2 or higher and demonstrate a commitment to the ideals of bridging Asian and American culture and of promoting global peace and mutual historical understanding. 

  • Recipients must major in Asian Studies and have a GPA of 3.2 or above.
  • Preference shall be given to Asian Studies majors with history as a minor.
  • Recipients must exhibit service to the promotion of Asian Studies through their activities and/or involvement in the Japanese or Chinese Club.

Qualified candidates can complete the Asian Studies Scholarship Application Form to be considered for the scholarships listed above.  Each scholarship is awarded during the Spring semester, in April. Contact the Asian Studies Program at 419.372.7814 or email Akiko Kawano Jones, Director of Asian Studies, at jakiko@bgsu.edu to learn more information and important deadline dates.

Winners of the Senior "Best Paper & Presentation" Awards 2013 
and Asian Studies Program Faculty