Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship

The recipients of this year’s Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship are IU Bloomington juniors Estefani Alcaraz Quevedo and Kathryn Bixby, and Ph.D. students Giselle Cunanan and Ryan Davis. The scholarship was established in 1999 by former IU President Myles Brand to honor the memory of Yoon, an IU graduate student from South Korea who was killed in 1999. The recipients were honored at the End of the Year Recognition Banquet for the Asian Culture Center, an OVPDEMA program.

Alcaraz QuevedoAlcaraz Quevedo, a junior studying accounting, finance, and international business at the Kelley School of Business, is part of several campus and community service organizations, including IU’s Balfour Scholars Program, in which she serves as a mentor for rising high school seniors, and Providing Access To Higher Education (P.A.T.H.E.), which helps Northern Indiana high school students learn about post-secondary opportunities.


Kathryn BixbyBixby, a junior secondary English education major also minoring in counseling, plans to use her award to fund her student teaching abroad in Italy, where she plans to work with Somalian refugees as part of her community learning service, helping her bring a new multicultural perspective into the classroom after graduation.


Giselle CunananCunanan, a Ph.D. student in American studies who is minoring in sociology, will use her award to conduct field research in California about how educational institutions shape the identities of students from diverse backgrounds, particularly Filipino-Americans.


Ryan DavisDavis, a doctoral student in higher education and an affiliate in the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at IU Bloomington, will use his award to participate in the Anti-Racist Pedagogy Across the Curriculum (ARPAC) workshop in Minnesota this summer.