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S.C. Lee Awards

The Shao Chang Lee Scholarship Fund was established by friends and colleagues of the late Professor Lee to provide scholarship awards for undergraduate students enrolled at MSU who have made outstanding accomplishments in Asian studies and are pursuing or planning to pursue a program that includes Asian studies.

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S.C. Lee Scholarship awards encourage excellence in scholarship. Professor Lee was a noted authority on Chinese history and religion and worked tirelessly to promote further understanding between East Asia and the United States.

S.C. Lee Best Paper Competition

The Asian Studies Center at Michigan State University makes awards for undergraduate and graduate students for papers focusing on Asian topics. Students in any academic discipline may submit a research paper (typically 15 – 25 pages with citations) completed for a course, or under the supervision of a faculty member at MSU during the spring, summer, or fall semesters of the preceding year (for example papers submitted for the 2023-24 competition should have been written during spring, summer, and/or fall 2023). The paper must focus on an Asian topic or have significant content related to Asia. Book reports or reviews are not eligible. The paper competition is open to both undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled through the Spring semester. Only one paper may be submitted by a student for a particular annual competition. 

All Center awards, fellowships, and scholarships may impact student's financial aid package. Please check with the MSU Office of Financial Aid before applying for these awards.

To view this year's and past scholarship and award recipients, please visit the S.C. Lee Award Winners page


SC LEE Scholarship Application SUBMISSION PORTAL 

Application Materials and Competition Dates 

Submissions are due February 5, 2024 (Extended)

S.C. Lee Undergraduate Scholarship Materials

S.C. Lee Best Paper Awards Materials