MWRC Application Info

Online Application is NOW Open

Application & Recommendation Deadlines:

June 30, 2024 10:59pm CDT

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 Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) during the full 2024-2025 school year.

3. Academics

Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

4. Financial Need

Can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

KWVD Scholarship & Criteria


1. Heritage

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).

2. Enrollment

Will be a full-time student at a school in one of the designated Midwestern region states (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin) during the full 2024-2025 school year.

Your category depends on what your status will be during the 2024-2025 school year, as follows:

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

The chosen college must be within the Midwestern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter.

The chosen college must be within the Midwestern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter.

You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Midwestern region during the 2024-2025 school year. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school.

You must be continuing your studies in the 2024-2025 school year at a school within the Midwestern 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 2024-2025 school year.

Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2024-2025 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

To begin the online application process, select the appropriate category under APPLY HERE below. If you have any questions, please write to us at mwrc.scholarship@kasf.org.