ERC Application Info

Online Application is Now Open

Application & Recommendation Deadlines:

June 30, 2023 11:59pm EDT

Application Criteria

1. Heritage

Must be of Korean heritage (i.e., have a Korean parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent, or be adopted from Korea).

2. Enrollment

Will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia) during the 2023-2024 school year.

3. Academics

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

4. Financial Need

Can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

KWVD Scholarship & Criteria

To be eligible, the applicant should meet the following requirements:

Be a direct descendant 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).
Be enrolled as a full-time student during the 2022-2023 academic year.
Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Your category depends on what your status will be during the 2023-2024 school year, as follows:

Scholarships awarded based on achievement (not based on financial need).

High School Seniors with plans to attend college in 2023-2024 school year.

The school you are attending must be within the Eastern region.

You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Eastern region during the 2023-2024 school year. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school.

You must be continuing your studies in the 2023-2024 school year at a school within the Eastern region.

For international and self-supporting students, please download the Personal Financial Statement form below and upload the completed form in the Financial Documentation section.

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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 2023-2024 school year.

Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2023-2024 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

To begin the online application process, select the appropriate category in red below. If you have any questions, please write to us at