Scholarships for Undergraduates


To recognize outstanding undergraduate students in the United States who excel in academics as well as in services to the community, and have demonstrated a potential to become future leaders of the society for closer cooperation between the U.S. and Korea.

Scholarships Information

Number of recipients: 30

Scholarship award: $1,500 each


List of Scholarships

Application Materials

Online application only ( Other materials including essay and copy of transcript must be submitted Online in PDF format. The maximum file size for each is 2MB.

1. Curriculum Vitae or Resume (including education, work experience, publications, extracurricular activities, and involvement in KSEA and Korean community activities).  Resume must be in PDF format, 1 page.

2. An essay: Describe your present and future contribution to your local community based on your major in undergraduate school. (600-800 words limit)

3. Official transcripts from up to two colleges attended. You may submit an unofficial transcript (PDF) or scanned copy of an official transcript (PDF) online, (The maximum file size for each is 2 MB) but you MUST send an official transcript to KSEA for verification. Your school can send soft copies of your official transcript to KSEA ( electronically. In the application form, you will be asked to provide the overall GPA and also average GPA by each semester.

4. Two recommendation letters: At least one letter must be from a college professor, the other could be from a professor or a current/former KSEA official such as an Executive Committee member, local professional Chapter President, or a Councilor. Current Scholarship Committee members cannot write a recommendation letter.

5. Recommendation Letters: 

1) The recommendation letter should have a letterhead and a signature on it. (it could be a scanned letter)
2) Once recommender's information is included on the application, a link to upload recommendation letters will be automatically sent to the recommenders. Please note that the recommenders' information cannot be changed once added. In case the link to upload the recommendation letter can not be delivered to the recommenders, the letters can be submitted to via email.

6. No supplemental materials beyond the above will be accepted.

Evaluation Criteria

Application Deadline

Deadline: 5:00 PM (ET) March 31, 2024

Announcement and Award Presentation

The recipients of the scholarships will be announced on the KSEA webpage ( by May 2024. Undergraduate Scholarship Checks will be sent via postal mail.

If you have any questions about the scholarship application, please contact:

KSEA Scholarship Committee
1952 Gallows Rd., Suite 300
Vienna, VA 22182
phone: 703-748-1221, fax: 703-748-1331