S.C. Lee Scholarship and Paper Prize
S. C. Lee Scholarship
The Shao-Chang Lee Scholarship Fund was established by friends and colleagues of the late Professor Lee, in his honor, to provide scholarship awards for outstanding MSU students pursuing or planning to pursue a program that includes Asian Studies. The primary purpose of the awards is to encourage excellence in scholarship.
Professor Lee was a noted authority on Chinese history and religion. He worked tirelessly to promote further understanding between East Asia and the United States.
The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at MSU. Applicants must be US citizens.
Preference shall be given to those who have not won the paper prize or a scholarship before, and scholarships will not be awarded to any student two years in a row.
The program is administered by the Asian Studies Center. Selection of winners is determined by the Shao Chang Lee Scholarship Committee. The scholarships are distributed through the MSU Office of Financial Aid.
For the academic year 2012-2013 awards, application materials must be submitted to the Asian Studies Center by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2013. Submissions by e-mail, to email@example.com, are welcome.
S. C. Lee Best Paper Competition
Students in any field may submit a research paper completed for a course, or under the supervision of a faculty member, at MSU during the Spring, Summer or Fall semesters of the current calendar year. The paper must focus on an Asian topic or have significant content related to Asia. Book reports or reviews are not eligible. Awards are given for both undergraduate and graduate papers. Only one paper may be submitted by a student for a particular annual competition.
Each paper submitted must meet the following standards:
Typed, double-spaced, free of typographic and spelling errors and any commentary by the professor who graded the original paper. Pages must be numbered and include a title page.
References to the writer or class for which it was written must all be removed from the paper. A separate cover sheet (available from the Asian Studies Center or online below) must be submitted, containing the student's name, class for which the paper was written, and the signature of the professor.
Only one paper per annual competition may be submitted.
Any research paper written and completed for a course at MSU during Spring, Summer or Fall semesters is eligible, as long as its subject relates primarily to Asia. Book reports are not eligible.
Awards of up to $1000 will be given for the best graduate and undergraduate papers.
For the academic year 2012-2013 competition, papers and supporting materials must be submitted to the Asian Studies Center by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 18, 2013. Submissions by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org, are welcome.
Papers will not be returned.