The prizes, which will be given at an event in Seoul on May 31, were awarded to Harold Y. Hwang, a professor at Stanford University, in science; Kim Sang-tae, distinguished professor at Purdue University, in engineering; Lee Se-jin, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, in medicine; novelist Shin Kyoung-sook, in arts; and Rhee Chong-man and Kim Hyun-sook, a couple running the Only Grace Social Welfare Foundation, in community service, its officials said.
|Winners from left are Harold Y. Hwang, Kim Sang-tae, Lee Se-jin, Shin Kyoung-sook, Kim Hyun-sook and Rhee Chong-man. (Samsung)|
The awardees will each be granted 300 million won ($268,000) as well as a medal and diploma at the ceremony attended by Samsung chairman Lee Kun-hee next month.
“The recipients for 2013 are world-renowned scholars and specialists in their respective fields representing a wide range of activities at home and abroad,” said the group in a statement.
The Ho-Am Prize, established by chairman Lee in 1990, was created with the vision to build a new corporate culture that aims to support the spirit of public service.
By Cho Ji-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org)