Testimonial Contest Winners

First Place

Hong Beom Lee

Syracuse University (Physics)

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Second Place

Sandra Bae

University of Colorado
(Creative Technology and Design)

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Lynn Ma

Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY

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Christie Kim

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
(Public Health)

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Jueun Baek

University of Washington

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Our Mission

We are a non-profit organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to:

1. Assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement
2. Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development
3. Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition

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KASF was founded in 1969 and has been in operation for half a century.



In 2021 alone, we awarded $600,000 to undergraduate and graduate students, high school students, and Korean War Veterans Descendants.


Students Awarded

Students living in all parts of the United States have received support for their education through KASF grants.


In Endowment

Donors have generously contributed towards our endowment. The interest earned from our endowment is used for our Chair Scholarships.


50 for 50 Fundraiser

To celebrate KASF’s 50th anniversary, we are asking 50 of our board members and friends of KASF to pledge a gift of $50K—or more—in their will. This is a gift that will be made to KASF upon his/her/their passing: a pledge of intent, not a commitment to donate today.

50% of Donation Goal Met
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