The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee extends an invitation to Korean and Korean-
American undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the year 2021 Korean
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 3,272 scholarships to
outstanding Korean and Korean-American students over the past 39 years.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be attending college or university at least both 2020 fall and 2021 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 27 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
- Application period: April 26 ~ June 18, 2021
***All of the required documents should be delivered in the mail to Chicago Korean Education Center (9935 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090) by June 18 (Fri) 5pm
- First round evaluation at regional consular offices: June 21 ~ July 2, 2021
- Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 19 ~ July 30, 2021
- Scholarship Award presentation: After October 11
The amount of scholarships is as follows:
- Honor Scholarship: $1,000 (15 students or so)
Applications also must be submitted to the regional consular office CLOSEST
TO his or her HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION.
The KHS Committee asks the applicants who need further information or inquiry contact the Office of Education Minister Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C.(202-939-5679~5681) or one of the regional Consular Offices closest to their college or university (Chicago Korean Education Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 847-777-8830)