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[Essay title changed] 2024 Korean Honor Scholarship (KHS) 재미한인장학기금 장학생 선발 안내

Updated: Apr 23

There is a change in the essay title, please refer to the amended Guidelines**

The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee extends an invitation to Korean and Korean-American undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the year 2024 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 3,388 scholarships to outstanding Korean and Korean-American students over the past 42 years. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be attending college or university at least both 2023 fall and 2024 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 74 scholarships* in the U.S. and 6 scholarships in Canada will be awarded in the U. S. this year. Scholarship will be awarded once in undergraduate and graduate level respectively.)

*They include special scholarships for U.S. Presidential Scholarship winners

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: April 22 ~ June 28, 2024

- First round evaluation at regional consular offices: July 1 ~ July 5, 2024

- Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 23

- Scholarship Award presentation: After September 30

The amount of scholarships is as follows:

- Best Honor Scholarship: $ 5,000 (2 students)

- Excellent Honor Scholarship - $ 3,000 (4 students)

- Honor Scholarship: $1,500 (58 students or so)

* Applications 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 or delivered in the mail to the Chicago Korean Education Center (9810 Capitol Drive, Wheeling, IL 60090) by June 28 (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.

2024 Korean Honor Scholarship Application Form
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2024 Korean Honor Scholarship(KHS) Guidelines
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2024 재미한인장학기금(KHS) 선발요강
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2024 보도자료(2024 Korean Honor Scholarship Press)
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