Eastern Regional Chapter
Scholarship Application Information
|Applications Available Online:||April 1, 2016|
|Application Deadline:||July 8, 2016|
|Recommendations Deadline:||July 8, 2016|
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ERC High School
for Descendants of
American Korean War Veterans
For international and self-supporting students, please download the Personal Financial Statement form and upload the completed form in the Financial Documentation section.
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Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility:
- Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia) during the 2015-16 school year.
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
- Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.
Your category depends on what your status will be during the 2015-16 school year, as follows:
- High School Sophomores & Juniors - Scholarships awarded based on achievement (not based on financial need).
- High School Seniors with plans to attend college in 2015-16 school year - The chosen college must be within the Eastern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter.
- College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors - The school you are attending must be within the Eastern region.
- College Seniors - You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Eastern region during the 2015-16 school year. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school.
- Graduate Students - You must be continuing your studies in the 2015-16 school year at a school within the Eastern region.
Current non-students are eligible if they can provide documentation (acceptance letters, signed commitment letters, or other documents showing commitment to attend) indicating they will be a full time student in one of the above categories in the 2015-16 school year.
Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2015-16 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.
KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans
The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) - Eastern Regional Chapter (ERC) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded.
To express our gratitude to these Veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-ERC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-ERC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success. Awardees will receive a check of $2,000 scholarships from KASF and be able to attend the KASF-ERC Award Ceremony & Banquet in Washington, D.C.
Scholarship Eligibility Requirements, the applicant should be:
- Direct descendants of a Korean-War Veteran who served in Korea from June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 (Korean War Era, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
- Enrolled as a full-time student during the 2015-16 academic year
- Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: DC, DE, IN, KY, MD, NC, PA, VA, & WV
KASF/ Korean Community Services of Greater Washington (KCSC) Scholarship for Cash for Success project
Summary of the Korean Community Services of Greater Washington (KCSC) ‘Cash for Success’ project.
- Purpose of this project: To demonstrate and support an assets-based approach for increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income individuals and families.
- Eligibility for this project:
- Members of households eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program when they apply for enrollment in the project; or
- Persons who meet both of the following criteria:
- Their household adjusted gross income is equal to or less than twice the federal poverty line (200%); and
- Their household net worth (excluding primary residence and one vehicle) does not exceed $10,000 at the end of the last calendar year before the enrollment determination.
2015 Poverty Level: Less than 200%
|Persons in family/household||100% of Poverty||200% of Poverty|
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 to the 100% of poverty amount for each additional person.
- Uses: KCSC enrolls participants to save earned income in special-purpose, matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Every dollar that a participant deposits into an Assets for Independence program and Individual Development Accounts (AFI IDA) is matched (1:8 match – Max. $4,000 matched for the participants’ saving of $500) by the AFI project. AFI participants use their IDAs and matching funds for one of two allowable assets: capitalize or expand a business; or fund post-secondary education or training.
- Payment: 3rd party payment
- Educational Institutions
- Business Account
- To apply for this project, please contact the person at KCSC below to set it up first and apply online with KASF here.
Attention: Mr. Jai Jung
7700 Little River Turnpike, Suite 406
Annandale, VA 22003