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): The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) –  is pleased to announce a 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 will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success.

Evaluation Criteria

Our applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria:
  • Financial Need
  • Scholastic Achievement
  • Recommendations
  • Essay
  • Community Service/Extracurricular Activities