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Honors and Awards

The Asian Studies program hosts an annual Student Awards Ceremony at the end of the Spring semester. Past recipients are listed below.

2017

William Maddox - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Samantha Zila - Outstanding Student during the first year in Arabic Language Studies
Emily Lefko - Outstanding Student during the second year in Arabic Language Studies
Taylor Hall - Outstanding Student during the third year in Arabic Language Studies
Patrick Crotty - Outstanding Student during the first year in Chinese Language Studies
Kevin O'Dell - Outstanding Student during the second year in Chinese Language Studies
Madeline Goodman - Outstanding Student during the first year in Hindi Language Studies
Harsh Patel - Outstanding Student during the second year in Hindi Language Studies
Yuki Yamasaki - Outstanding Student during the first year in Japanese Language Studies
Allisa Blair Horton - Outstanding Student during the second year in Japanese Language Studies
Miah Elizabeth Bundy - Outstanding Student during the third year in Japanese Language Studies

2016

Maximilian Getler - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Cailin Johnson - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Octavia Sims - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Joseph Tan - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Mary Fraces Zeager - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Justine McIntosh - Outstanding Student in Asian Studies
Sylvia Skerry - Outstanding Student during the first year in Arabic Language Studies
John Taylor Hall - Outstanding Student during the second year in Arabic Language Studies
Maddison Rogers - Outstanding Student during the first year in Chinese Language Studies
Matthew Mossberg - Outstanding Student during the second year in Chinese Language Studies
Ellen Cleary - Outstanding Student during the first year in Hindi Language Studies
Nikita Patel - Outstanding Student during the second year in Hindi Language Studies
Jordan Gravelle - Outstanding Student during the first year in Japanese Language Studies
Miah Bundy - Outstanding Student during the second year in Japanese Language Studies
Lauren Mitchell - Outstanding Student during the third year in Japanese Language Studies
Christopher Jackson - Outstanding Student during the fourth year in Japanese Language Studies

Other Scholarships and Awards recipients

In 2018, Olivetti Posy was awareded the Critical Languages Scholarship.

In 2014, Elizabeth Burdette was awarded the Bishop Robert Smith Award, the highest undergraduate award. She also recieved a Fulbright Scholarship to complete research in India. Learn more about her previous work done in India in her InGenius Event Lecutre from September 25, 2013.

Asian Studies had three students recieve the nationally competitive Critical Languages Scholarship provided by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

In 2013, seven students were awarded the Confucius Institute Scholarships to study Intensive Chinese at Guizhou University in China for the 2013-2014 academic year.

In 2013, Madeline Edwards was awarded a scholarship to study Arabic in Jordan.

In 2013, Elizabeth Burdette studied Hindi in India.

In 2012, Daniel Hodge was awarded a scholarship to study Chinese in Shanghai.

In 2011, one student was awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship.