The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee extends an invitation to Korean and Korean-American undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the year 2019 Korean Honor Scholarship.
The Scholarship was first established in 1981 with the gift fund of one million US dollars donated by the government of the Republic of Korea to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between Korea and the U. S. A. Now the total amount of fund is 2.90 million US dollars. The scholarship is awarded to encourage outstanding students who have Korean heritage to achieve their highest academic performance and develop leadership qualities for their future professional careers in the global society.
The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee has awarded 3,141 scholarships to outstanding Korean and Korean-American students over the past 37 years. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be attending college or university at least both 2018 fall and 2019 spring semesters in the U. S. A. and must have an overall grade average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 basis. In addition to the academic achievement, an essay, a letter of recommendation, awards, honors, performances and extracurricular activities are reviewed for selection. Approximately 69 scholarships will be awarded in the U. S. this year.
Scholarship will be awarded once in undergraduate and graduate level respectively. (Until 2017 year scholarship could be awarded once per each student in any levels)
The following dates are important for who are interested in applying the Korean Honor Scholarship
- Application period: April 29 ~ June 21, 2019
- First round evaluation at regional consular offices: June 24 ~ June 28, 2019
- Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 12
- Scholarship Award presentation: After September 23
The amount of scholarships is as follows:
- Best Honor Scholarship: $ 2,500 (2 students)
- Honor Scholarship: $1,000 (55 students or so)
- Best Essay Award - $ 1, 500 (3 students)