Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  What is the amount of the scholarship?
A:  $1,500 per student.

Q:  When is the application deadline?
A:  The application package needs to be postmarked by April 29th of the year.

Q:  When are you going to notify the awardees?
A:  The awardees will be notified individually by May 31st.

Q:  When is the awards ceremony?
A:  Annual Awards will be held at 6 PM during the later half of the month in June.  The awardees will be notified of the exact date at a later time.

Q:  Where is the awards ceremony held?
A:  Korean Education Center, 680 Wilshire Place, Los Angeles, CA 90005

Q:  Do I need to be a Korean-American?
A:  No.  See the next FAQ for qualifications.

Q:  What are the qualifications to apply for the scholarship?
A:  An applicant must, during the applicable scholarship year (from September of this calendar year to June of next calendar year), be a full-time college student, the student must be in good standing, with financial need, scholastic ability, character, community service, and potential to make a contribution to the community.

An applicant must also belong to one of the following three categories:

  1. Children of Korean-Americans who sustained property damage, personal injury, and/or monetary loss in the 1992 Los Angeles Riot.
  2. Minority students, including Korean-Americans, in the greater Los Angeles area.
  3. Children of Peace Officers who serve in the Greater Los Angeles area.