KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) – Eastern Regional Chapter (ERC) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded.

To express our gratitude to these Veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-ERC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-ERC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success. Awardees will receive a check of $2,000 scholarships from KASF and be able to attend the KASF-ERC Award Ceremony & Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements, the applicant should be:

  1. Direct descendants of a Korean-War Veteran who served in Korea from June 25, 1950 – January 31, 1955 (Korean War Era, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
  2. Enrolled as a full-time student during the 2016-17 academic year
  3. Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: DC, DE, IN, KY, MD, NC, PA, VA, & WV

Visit http://www.kasf.org/eastern for more information and the application form.

Deadline: July 8, 2017

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

The KASF offers scholarships to full-time students with financial need and GPAs of 3.0 or higher.   Koreans (international students) and Korean-Americans may apply. The KASF has divided the US into 6 districts.  Application requirements depend upon in which district your university is located.  General requirements include a lengthy application form, an official transcript, two letters of recommendation, a recent photo and a one-page essay.   Some districts require the FAFSA or copies of parents’ tax returns.

Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility:

  1. Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia) during the 2016-17 school year.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.

Deadlines: Districts have differing deadlines mostly from May to July each year. Virginia is in the East District– applications become available April 1st and are due by July 8th, 2017.

Visit http://www.kasf.org/eastern for more information and the application form.

Korean American Medical Association

KAMA offers scholarships of at least $1,000 for basic clinical research or community outreach.

Applicants must 1)be members of KAMA, 2)be in M1, M2 or M3 and 3)submit a CV, SOM transcript, two letters of recommendation and the online application.   Receipents of KAMA awards must attend a dinner in NYC and give a presentation about their experience.  All travel costs are paid.

Although KAMA encourages all med students to apply, their stated goal is to “assist and support medical students of Korean heritage”.

Deadline: July 1 each year.

Visit  http://www.kamaus.org/info/index.php/medical-students/80-scholarship-program for more information or contact directly about application:

Address:
200 Sylvan Ave. #22
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632

info@kamaus.org

Tel  (201) 567-1434
Fax (201) 567-1753