KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

Applications Open: April 1, 2020

Applications Due: June 30, 2020, 11:59 PM EDT

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 2019-2020 academic year
  3. Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia

Visit https://www.kasf.org/apply-erc/   for more information and the application form.

Association of Korean American Medical Graduates Scholarship


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Contact the Association directly for more information.

The Association of Korean American Medical Graduates (AKAM) is a physician organization dedicated to promoting awareness of healthcare issues that specifically affect Korean-Americans.   As the Korean population in the United States has grown, many physicians in the Korean-American community have recognized that some issues specifically affect the health of our community.  These issues can stem from our cultural heritage and belief system, our social standing in the larger community, and our underlying biologic differences.

Some examples of these issues include: increased rates of gastric cancer, liver cancer and lung cancer, differences in breast cancer among Korean women, increased rates of Hepatitis B infection, higher rates of cosmetic surgeries, higher rates of diabetes at lower Body Mass Index, high prevalence of tobacco use, higher rates of tuberculosis re-activation, higher suicide rates, poor access to care, and problems with elder and end-of-life care.

To help address some of these problems, AKAM sponsors this grant/service award.  The award will be given to applicants pursuing either a research or service project which addresses different medical issues that specifically affect Korean-Americans.  The recipient of the award will receive a $5000 grant to support any expenses required for completion of the project.  The awardee is required to submit a summary of the project and to present the results at the AKAM Awards dinner.

In addition, to help promote the growth of the next generation of physicians within our community, we will also offer sponsorship for Korean-American students or physicians who wish to participate in medical/humanitarian missions.  The amount awarded will be considered on a discretionary basis.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:  Applicant must be enrolled in medical school, residency, or fellowship training program in the United States.  Each applicant must conduct the project in conjunction with a physician mentor or supervisor to oversee the project.

FUNDING:  $5000 for research or service project.  Up to $2000 for medical mission.