Category Archives: Awards and Scholarships


APA-UCLA is proud to announce that the 2013 APA-UCLA Scholarship selection process has begun.  Over $22,000 in scholarships are available to current UCLA undergraduate and graduate students.  Each year, APA-UCLA is proud to honor many qualified young women and men with APA-UCLA scholarships.

New to 2013 is the Charlie Woo Scholarship.  This Scholarship has been graciously provided by Charlie Woo ’72 M.S. ’75 to recognize both undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate academic success, dedication to the community, and financial need.

Other awards include:

  • APA-UCLA Excellence in Community Service Award
  • APA-UCLA Sam Law Memorial Excellence in Student Leadership Award
  • UCLA Korean Alumni Association Award
  • Sho Iino Accounting Scholarship

Please note that the application due date has been extended to April 26, 2013. Submission instructions and scholarship guidelines are included in the application form.

If you have any questions, please contact any of the APA-UCLA Scholarship Committee Members:

  • Christy Sakamoto –
  • Viet Bui –

DUE DATE EXTENDED – Applications are now due April 26, 2013.

2013 APA UCLA Scholarship Application – Contains scholarship application guidelines, requirements, and submission instructions.

UCLA Asian American Studies Center Scholarships! Due March 8!

Please review all information below for each section. If you need additional information, please contact:
Meg Thornton (
2239 Campbell Hall

UCLA Asian American Studis Center Grants, Fellowships, Prizes, & Scholarships

Awards range from $8,000 to $500. They are provided from endowments and special funds that were established through the generosity of donors to the UCLA Asian American Studies Center. Grants, Fellowships, Academic Prizes, and Scholarships are given for community oriented research, creative projects, campus or community service experience, internship with specified community organizations.


  • For Fellowships and Prizes, the applicant must be a registered continuing graduate student enrolled at UCLA in Fall 2013, Winter 2014, Spring 2014 and can include Summer 2013 if applicable.
  • For Prizes, students who are graduating or completing their degree programs can submit a paper, thesis or dissertation.
  • Applicant can be enrolled in any departmental major or graduate program at UCLA.
  • Applicant can be of any race or ethnicity and academic discipline at UCLA, for most fellowships, scholarships, internships and grants.
  • Additional eligibility or criteria requirements for specific fellowships, prizes and grant may be listed.

IMPORTANT: Submit the application and your proposal or paper as a Microsoft Word document and submit 1 paper copy of your entire application package for each fellowship or prize you are applying for.

For complete information, please read through the Guidelines.

Research Grants

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Martha Ogata Grants to study Domestic Violence and Abuse in Asian Pacific American Communities
    • Faculty Research Grant & Graduate Student Research Grant
  • Patrick and Lily Okura Research Grants in Asian Pacific American Mental Health
    • Faculty Research Grant & Graduate Student Research Grant
    • Ogata Grant 2012-2013 Application (Application)
      Okura Research Grant 2012-2013 Application (Application)

Graduate Fellowships

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

  • 21st Century Graduate Internship (NEW)
  • Asian Business Association Fellowship (NEW)
  • Pearl Wang Fellowship
  • Professor Harry H. L. Kitano Fellowship
  • Rose Eng Chin & Helen Wong Eng Fellowship
  • Tritia Toyota Graduate Fellowship
  • 21st Century Graduate Fellowship
  • George and Sakaye Aratani Graduate Fellowship
  • Dr. Paul and Hisako Terasaki Fellowship

Academic Prizes for Graduates

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Hiram Wheeler Edwards Prize for the Study of WWII Internment Camps & Japanese Americans
  • Professor Harry H.L. Kitano Graduate Prize
  • Benjamin Cayetano Public Policy and Politics Prize
  • Ben & Alice Hirano Academic Prize
  • Tsugio & Miyoko Nakanishi Prize in Asian American Literature & Culture
  • Rose Eng Chin & Helen Wong Eng Prize
  • Wei-Lim Lee Memorial Prize

Undergraduate Scholarships, Internships and Research Grants

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

  • 21st Century Undergraduate Internship
  • Angie Kwon Memorial Scholarship
  • 21st Century Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Toshio & Chiyoko Hoshide Scholarship
  • Reiko Uyeshima & Family Scholarships
  • Chidori Aiso Memorial Scholarships
  • George and Sakaye Aratani Community Internship
  • John Kubota Grant in Japanese American Studies
  • Morgan & Helen Chu Outstanding Scholar Award

Academic Prizes for Undergraduates

Deadline: Friday, March 8, 2013

  • Hiram Wheeler Edwards Prize for the Study of Japanese Internment Camps
  • Eun Ju Koo Graduate Prize
  • Professor Harry H.L. Kitano Undergraduate Prize
  • Benjamin Cayetano Public Policy and Politics Prize
  • Ben & Alice Hirano Academic Prize
  • Tsugio & Miyoko Nakanishi Prize in Asian American Literature & Culture
  • Rose Eng Chin & Helen Wong Eng Prize
  • Royal Morales Prize in Pilipino American Studies


IMPORTANT: Submit the application and your proposal or paper as a Microsoft Word document and submit 1 paper copy of your entire application package for each fellowship or prize you are applying for.

Application and Guidelines Forms

  • Download Information and Guidelines
  • Download Application
  • AASC Fellowship & Scholarship board located in hallway by 2229 Campbell Hall.
  • AASC main office at 3230 Campbell Hall on the receptionist desk.
  • Department of Asian American Studies at 3336 Rolfe Hall.
  • Scholarship Resource Center, 233 Covel Commons, 310-206-2875 or online here.

Also see: AASC Scholarships and Grants for more info.

$6,000 Mario Savio Young Activist Award for ages of 18-26 years old: applications due June 30, 2012

Mario Savio Young Activist Award

This award, which carries a cash prize of $6,000, is presented each year to a young person (or persons) with a deep commitment to human rights and social justice and a proven ability to transform this commitment into effective action.
The recipients should have demonstrated leadership ability, creativity, and integrity.
The cash award is divided equally between the individual recipient and an organization of his/her choosing.

Nominations for the Young Activist Award may be submitted at any time by filling out the Nomination Form.
Nominations for the next award are due by June 30 of the current year.
Finalists will be asked to submit further supporting documents (letters of recommendation, articles by or about the candidate, etc.) Anyone may nominate a candidate, including members of the general public.

The Lecture Board may also solicit nominations for activists who have come to its attention.
All material should be submitted by e-mail to savio@sonic. net.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not been widely recognized and do not have personal privilege or a strong institutional base of support.

Between ages of 18-26 by 9/1 of the current year;
Engaged in activism for social change in the U.S., promoting the values of peace, human rights,
economic or social justice, or freedom of expression;
Acting not alone but within the context of an organization, social movement, or larger community effort;
Considered by others within that context as an inspirational leader or motivating force;
Willing to attend award ceremony in Berkeley, California (expenses paid).

For application go to

$4,800 stipend for internship with Student Leadership Academy 2012! Apply by April 30!

Are you:
Committed to the labor & social justice movements?
Want to make a difference in the Los Angeles community with workers, immigrants, and people of color?
Interested in labor and community organizing for economic justice?

Then YOU should apply for the Student Leadership Academy!!

The Student Leadership Academy (SLA) is a full-time, paid summer internship program for young leaders who want to get in-depth experience as organizers in the Los Angeles labor movement.
The academy is a project of the UCLA Labor Center .
What does it mean to participate as an intern in SLA?
Working full-time for a labor union in Los Angeles for 8 weeks during the summer 2012
Participation in a mandatory two-day training on June 18 and 19, where you’ll learn the history of the Los Angeles labor movement and the basics of labor organizing
Mentorship opportunities with your supervisor and colleagues at your host organization
You’ll earn a stipend of $4800 total for participation in the 8-weeks, June 18 to August 10, internship program.

One of our biggest internship sites this year has a lot of Asian American and Pacific Islander members (home care workers) and we’d love to recruit various Asian & Pacific Islander language speakers for our program. Chinese and Vietnamese language speakers are especially needed, but all languages are needed.

Any questions, contact Lucia Lin

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: Hoshide Teaching Prize for 2011-12: Due May 4, Friday

Through the generosity of UCLA alumna, the late Chiyoko Doris Hoshide, Class of 1934, of Rockville, MD,
an endowment has been established to annually recognize a UCLA professor for outstanding teaching in Asian American Studies:
The Chiyoko Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies.
A monetary award of $1000 will accompany the prize.

UCLA students and faculty may nominate eligible faculty from the Center’s Faculty Advisory Committee and
the Asian American Studies Department. For a listing of the eligible faculty (emeritus professors not eligible):

The student or faculty member must submit the attached nomination form and other materials to: Ann Chau,
Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2012

Previous Winners:
2005-06: Professor Valerie Matsumoto
2006-07: Professor Min Zhou
2007-08: Professor Thu-Huong Nguyen-Vo

2008-09: Professor Keith Camacho
Professor Lois Takahashi
2009-10: Professor Victor Bascara
2010-11: Professor C. Cindy Fan