The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee extends an invitation to Korean and Korean-American undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the year 2020 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 3,222 scholarships to outstanding Korean and Korean-American students over the past 38 years. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be attending college or university at least both 2019 fall and 2020 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 46 scholarships will be awarded in the U. S. this year.
Scholarship will be awarded once in undergraduate and graduate level respectively.
- The following dates are important for who are interested in applying the Korean Honor Scholarship
Application period: April 27 ~ June 19, 2020
***All of the required documents should be delivered in the mail to Chicago Korean Education Center (9935 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090) by June 19 (Fri) 5pm
First round evaluation at regional consular offices: June 22 ~ June 26, 2020
Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 10
Scholarship Award presentation: After September 28
- The amount of scholarships is as follows: Honor Scholarship $1,000 (34 students or so)
- Questions: Chicago Korean Education Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-777-8830