대한민국 주미대사관에서는 매년 재미한인장학기금 (The Korean Honor Scholarship)을 운영하고 있습니다.
재미한인장학기금은 1981년 한미수고 100주년을 기념하기 위하여 대한민국 정부가 출연한 100만불, 1985년도에 추가 출연한 50만불, 그리고 2003년도에 한인이민 100주년을 기념하기 위하여 출연한 80만불 및 2008년도 21만불, 2009년도 24만불, 2010년도 15만불의 추가출연분 등 총 290만불의 기금에 대한 투자수익으로 매년 미국과 캐나다지역의 우수한 동포대학(원)생과 한국유학생에게 혜택을 주고 있습니다. 2017년까지 36회에 걸쳐 총 3,086명에게 장학금이 지급되었으며, 앞으로도 주미대사관은 한미관계 질적 발전과 양국간의 글로벌 가교 인재 양성 등을 적극 지원할 계획입니다.
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 Deadline : June 21, 2019 (Friday) - All of the required documents must arrive by 6/21, 5pm (CST)
Submission : mail to the Chicago Korean Education Center (9935 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090)
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 2
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)