The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee extends an invitation to Korean and Korean-American undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the year 2023 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 3,319 scholarships to outstanding Korean and Korean-American students over the past 41 years. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be attending college or university at least both 2022 fall and 2023 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 64 scholarships* in the U.S. and 6 scholarships in Canada will be awarded in the U. S. this year.
*They include 10 public diplomacy scholarships and special scholarships for U.S. Presidential Scholarship winners
Scholarship will be awarded once in undergraduate and graduate level respectively. (Until 2017, scholarship could be awarded only once per each student)
The following dates are important for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in applying the Korean Honor Scholarship in the U.S.
- Application period: May 4 ~ June 30, 2023
- First round evaluation at regional consular offices: July 3 ~ July 7, 2023
- Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 26
- Scholarship Award presentation: After October 2
The amount of scholarships is as follows:
- Best Honor Scholarship: $ 5,000 (2 students)
- Best Essay Award - $ 2,500 (3 students)
- Honor Scholarship: $1,500 (49 students or so)
* Applications also must be submitted to the regional consular office CLOSEST TO his or her HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION.
* All of the required documents should be emailed to email@example.com or delivered in the mail to the Chicago Korean Education Center (9810 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090) by June 30 (Fri), 5pm CST
* Applications for the scholarship in Arts, Adoptee and Special must be directly submitted to the Office of Education Minister Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C.
Please refer to the attached files for more details.