East Department

Honors, Prizes and Fellowships

  • Criteria for Departmental Honors
    To qualify for Departmental Honors the student must complete a thesis, perform a concert, or mount an exhibition or related project under the supervision of a faculty member. Responsibility for overseeing the senior project rests with the tutor.

    The evaluation committee for each Honors candidate is composed of the tutor, and two faculty members.

    For High Honors , Honors designations are made by the consensus of the EAST faculty

    • Prizes
      • The Mansfield Freeman Prize was established in 1975 by Mansfield Freeman, class of 1916. It is awarded annually to the student or students who have demonstrated overall excellence in East Asian Studies and have contributed to improving the quality of our program.
      • The Priscilla Kellam Prize is in memory of Priscilla Kellam, class of 1983, and is awarded to a woman who has been or is planning to go to China and who has distinguished herself in her studies at Wesleyan.
      • The Condil Award is in memory of Caroline Condil, class of 1992, and is awarded to a worthy EAS major, preferably   a sophomore   or junior, who needs financial support for study in China.
      • David A. Titus Memorial Prize was established by family, friends, and students in memory of Professor David Titus to support the summer studies of a deserving Wesleyan junior majoring in Government, East Asian Studies, or the College of Social Studies.
      • Scott Prize:  Asian Languages and Literatures – Established by Charles Scott Jr., M.A., Class of 1886, and trustee 1905-1922, in memory of John Bell Scott 1881, for excellence in modern languages.
      • Frances M. Sheng Prize: Awarded for excellence in Chinese language and excellence in Japanese Language
  • Student Fellowships
    The East Asian Studies Program offers up to three student fellowships each year. To be eligible, applicants must be writing a senior thesis for honors in East Asian Studies. The fellowship provides shared office space at the Mansfield Freeman Center for East Asian Studies (FEAS), which is accessible at any time throughout the academic year, including weekends, evenings, and during academic breaks. Fellows also have after-hours access to the center's reference library, enjoy use of the center's printer for printing the final copy of their thesis, and have abundant opportunities for interaction with center faculty and staff.