Korean American Scholarship Foundation —
Fellowship Program

Note to PIs: The following program summary is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It does not replace the sponsor’s actual funding opportunity announcement. Always review the most recent version of the sponsor’s full announcement to verify that the deadline has not changed and to identify the most current program requirements.

About the fellowship

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean-American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to:

1. Assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement
2. Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development
3. Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition

In addition, pending funds availability, KASF has also provided scholarships to qualified descendants of Korean War American Veterans. The foundation is operated by its voluntary-based Board of Directors and supporters and its operating expenses are funded by incomes from membership dues and local fund raising activities. In addition to their voluntary work for the KASF, many of the Board of Directors are also scholarship donors.


Applicants must:

  • Students with a Korean heritage studying in the United States regardless of citizenship status (including Korean Nationals). If extra funds are available, other students (non-Korean) may qualify for some scholarships.
  • Undergraduate, graduate and high school students enrolled full time during the scholarship application year.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

Award amount

Generally, $500 to $5,000 for college and graduate students, but amount varies by region.

Award period

Not specified.

Application deadline

Not specified.

Learn more

Visit https://www.kasf.org/

Last updated: July 2021.