Scholarship Application Guidelines

  • Scholarship Amount: $1,500 per student
  • 20-25 Scholarships will be awarded.
  • Application Deadline: Scholarship applications are being accepted from April 1st and ending April 29th of the year.
  • Scholarship awardees will be notified by May 31st of the year.
  • Annual Awards will be held at 6 p.m. during the later half of the month in June. The awardees will be notified of the exact date at a later time.
  • For further details, please click here.

Application Package

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Copy of Tax Return
  3. Copy of FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or SAR (Student Aid Report). Need basis for college and college bound students and FAFSA qualifying low income family students.
  4. Current School Transcript
  5. Essay (1 page of 8½” and 11” in single space with font size 10). The topic will be “Why I need the scholarship” including your special circumstances.
  6. If applicable, Riot Victim Data (require evidence)
  7. Parents’ Peace Officer Status, if applicable.

*An incomplete application package may result in disqualification.*


An application package must be postmarked by April 29th of the year, and mailed to:

Korean Heritage Scholarship Foundation
269 S. Western Ave., #221
Los Angeles, CA 90004


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, 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.

Awardees Attendance Requirements

  1. Awardees attending school in Southern California are recommended to personally attend the annual award program in order to receive the Scholarship Award.
  2. Awardees attending schools outside of Southern California may have a representative accept the award for them.
  3. Annual Awards will be held at 6 p.m. during the later half of the month in June. The awardees will be notified of the exact date at a later time.
  4. RSVP will be requested for your attendance.

Announcement of Awardees

Awardees will be notified individually by May 31st.

Communication Regarding Scholarship

Scholarship Application can be downloaded by clicking here.

Direct questions or comments through e-mail to or phone (213) 738-0908, between 9am – 5pm (Pacific Standard Time), Monday to Friday.

Download application in PDF format.