2022 THE KOREAN HONOR SCHOLARSHIP(KHS)Contest Guidelines
The Korean Honor Scholarship (KHS) Committee extends an invitation to Korean and Korean-Canadian undergraduate and graduate students to compete for the 2022 Korean Honor Scholarship. This Scholarship was first established in 1981 with a gift of US $1 million dollars donated by the government of the Republic of Korea to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of diplomatic relations between Korea and Canada. Over the next several years, an additional US$1.75 million was added to the fund by the Korean Government and now the fund totals $2.90 million. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding students of Korean heritage to encourage high achievement in academic performance and the development of leadership qualities for their future professional careers. The Korean Honor Scholarship Committee has awarded 3,296 scholarships to outstanding Korean, Korean-American, and Korean-Canadian students over the past 40 years. To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be attending college or university in the United States and must have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In addition to academic achievement, the Scholarship Committee also considers an essay, a letter of recommendation, awards, honors, performances, and extracurricular activities when making selections. 3 scholarships will be awarded in Canada this year.
1. Important Dates for the Year 2022 Contest ○ Application period: April 18 ~ June 17, 2022 ○ First-round evaluation at regional consular offices: June 20 ~ July 1, 2022 ○ Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 29, 2022 ○ Scholarship Award presentation: after October 4, 2022 2. Amount of Scholarship: $1,000 3. Allocation of Awards Will be subject to change according to the number of applications in each category and the amount of funds available.
(1) At the time of application, an applicant must be a full-time 4-year college or graduate student who has achieved a grade point average of 3.0 or higher at least for the previous academic year (Fall, 2021 ~ Spring*, 2022)
* If not available, Spring(2021) is also accepted.
※ The GPA should be on a 4.0 basis (Pass or Fail is not acceptable).
(2) Any students whose parents are Korean (either one or both) or any legally adopted Korean-Canadian students are welcome to apply. (3) Scholarship will be awarded once at undergraduate and graduate levels respectively. (Past beneficiaries at the graduate level must not apply for this scholarship)
5. Required Documents
(1) Application form: Download here or find the attachment at the bottom of this post
(2) Official school transcript, including the 2021-2022 academic year ※If the transcript GPA is not on a 4.0 basis or if letter grades are given, the applicant must convert the grades into those of a 4.0 basis. Submit both the converted grades record and the official original school transcript.
(3) A letter of recommendation from a professor at the applicant's institution
(4) An Essay written in English by the applicant: up to 500 words (point 12, double spaced)
A. Applicants must write under the following title: - What have you learned from the COID-19 pandemic and how would it influence your future plan?
(5) Résumé (including records of awards, extracurricular and volunteer activities, leadership, etc.)
A. Graduate students should list research publications and presentations in their résumé. B. Especially student who gets graduate admission should submit the relating documents.
(6) Applicants of music or art field only: either one of the following
A. Art students must submit a CD that 10 pieces of his/her original works are recorded. The size and medium of works and the year when works were created must be specified in each work image. B. Music students must submit a DVD that a 20-minute long his/her own performance is recorded. Video or cassette tape will NOT be accepted. C. Both CD and DVD must be submitted by one of the following recording types: Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and GOM Player.
(7) Adoptee and Handicapped students only: Documents to prove disability or adoption (such as a copy of applicant's driver's license, or birth certificate, etc. by a related organization, other supporting documents)
(8) Only for Korean-American students who did not graduate middle and/or high school in Korea: either one of the followings (if applicable) A. School transcript for the Korean language course(s) taken at a high school in Canada and foreign countries except for Korea (B+ or higher). B. "Certificate of Proficiency in Korean (Grade 5 or 6)", available by taking TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) administered by the National Institute for International Education or Korea Institute of Curriculum & Evaluation. (http://www.topik.go.kr). C. NEWL/Korean Test Score by American Council for International Education.
6. Selection Criteria and Process □ Selection Criteria
○ Each committee will comprehensively consider the submitted documents such as GPA, Recommendation letter, Essay, Resume, etc.
□ Scholarship for regular students (AC, AG, KC, KG)
○ Submit applications to the regional consular office near your college or university.
※ Applicants from the Washington D.C. area (DC, MD, VA, WV) MAY submit the application directly to the Office of Education Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Korea, Washington, D.C.
→ First-round evaluation at regional consular offices → Final evaluation at Central Selection Committee → Approval by the Korean Honor Scholarship (KHS) Committee Chairman → Finalized □ Scholarships for students in arts and Adoptee and handicapped students (SM, SA, HS)
○ Submit applications directly to the Office of Education Minister Counselor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Washington, D.C.
→ Evaluation at Central Selection Committee → Approval by the Korean Honor Scholarship Committee Chairman → Finalized
7. Other Information
○ Applications will NOT be returned.
○ Unqualified applicants will NOT be reviewed and the evaluation process is confidential.
○ Applications must be submitted to the regional consular office CLOSEST TO YOUR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION ○ For further information or any inquiries, please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Korea and Consular Offices (Korean Education Centre in Canada / email@example.com / 416-920-3809 ext 242) closest to your college or university.