Asian American History and Culture Prize


1999 Prize in Asian American History and Culture winning entry by

Meredith Mescola (UConn ’99) oil on canvas. All rights reserved.

Prize in Asian American History and Culture

Awarded every other year by the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute since 1999, the Prize encourages all University of Connecticut undergraduates, regardless of major, semester standing or enrollment in Asian American Studies courses, to submit a project based on primary research conducted in the Special Collection at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. The total amount of the biennial prize is usually $500. The winner is announced at the close of Spring Semester.

2016 Fred Ho Prize

  • ZIAEL APONTE, First Prize and $250 for his digital illustration “Music Makes a World” of music as it contributes to the vibrancy of city life and affects the environment or landscape.
  • KIMBERLY VETEL, Second Prize and $150 for her screen print on fabric/sewing “Vest”
  • BRYAN GUERRA, Third Prize and $75 for 1960s-inspired Fillmore-style poster 

This year’s competition also recognizes HENG ZHANG with Honorable Mention. The 27 art projects submitted for the 2016 Prize showcase a variety of materials and approaches.

2014  Prize

First Prize $250 HAYATO JIN KAWAI

Second Prize $150 MICHELLE HAWRAN

Third Prize $100 YEN BEI