I’ve won the The Korean Honor Scholarship from the U.S. Korean Embassy!
“The Korean Honor Scholarship fund was established in 1981 by a gift of $1.0 million from the government of the Republic of Korea to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic ties between Korea and the U.S.A. Later, the Korean government donated additional funds twice: $0.5 million in 1985 and $0.8 million in 2003, adding up the total fund to $2.3 million. Especially the $0.8 million increase in 2003 was in celebration of the centennial of Korean immigration to the United States. The scholarship is awarded to encourage outstanding students to achieve their highest academic performance and develop leadership qualities for their future professional careers.
The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee has awarded 1,935 scholarships to outstanding Korean and Korean-American students over the past 21 years. To be eligible for consideration, students must be attending college or university in the U.S.A. or Canada and must have an overall grade average of 3.5 or higher. In addition to academic achievement, an essay, a letter of recommendation, awards, honors, performances and extracurricular activities are criteria reviewed for selection. Up to 80 scholarships will be awarded in the year 2004 covering all areas of study.”