Asian Studies Major Awarded Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship
Posted: May 8, 2012
Asian Studies major Ching-Yin Nathan Kwan has been awarded the prestigious Unrestricted Endowed Presidential Scholarship (UEPS) for 2012. The UEPS program was created in 1973 to make available substantial scholarships for outstanding students at the University of Texas at Austin. Selection is made by a presidentially appointed scholarship committee. The UEPS is considered one of the most notable scholarship offers for UT students. Students nominated for this honor take heavy academic loads while demonstrating leadership ability and involvement in co-curricular and extracurricular activities. They must be nominated by their academic department in order to be considered for this award.
Nathan is specializing in Chinese Studies with a double major in Psychology. He was recently admitted to Asian Studies Honors where his thesis will investigate the identity and isolation of South China in the Chinese intellectual tradition. After graduating, Nathan plans to attend graduate school to focus on the study of colonial culture in Hong Kong.