Details & Qualifications

KASF scholarships (which range from $500 to $5,000) are offered to the qualified Korean American students (including foreign students from Korea). All applicants must be enrolled in a full time program in the U.S during the scholarship application year. If extra funds are available, other students (non Koreans) may qualify for scholarships. Specifically, descendants of American veterans served during the Korean War may qualify for scholarships (applicable to selective regions).

To apply for KASF scholarships, it is very important to follow the specific requirements and instructions of the region where the applicant’s school is/will be located during the scholarship application year as the type and amount of available scholarships may differ from region to region.

Note: You can only apply to the region where your school is located.

Scholarship Types

KASF scholarships cover the following:

  • High School Students – Based on special talents (i.e., winner of musical competition)
  • College
  • Graduate School
  • Professional Schools (Law, Medical, etc.)
  • Descendants of Korean War American Veterans – available only in some regions

Evaluation Criteria

Our applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Financial Need
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Community Service/Extracurricular Activities