DKWF 2015 Scholarship Winners

Immediate Release – DKWF 2015 Scholarship Winners

The Descendants of Korean War Foundation (DKWF) announced the winners of four scholarships awarded in honor of the four Congressional members who served in the Korean War. The DKWF Scholarships were established to provide financial assistance for descendants of U.S. veterans who served in the Korean War.

“Korean War veterans, their families and communities should be proud of these young, talented students rewarded for their academic excellence and for their exceptional leadership potential. These bright young students will make significant contributions to our society and will serve in leadership roles in the future,” said Justin C. Rhee, President of DKWF. Dr. Ruth Starr, Chair of the 2015 DKWF Scholarship Committee, said, “The committee would like to thank all the applicants for the high quality historical research and writing exhibited in the essay stories. DKWF acknowledges all applicants as winners for their accomplishments.”

For the 2015 academic year DKWF scholarship, eligible students were required to show proof of enrollment in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree seeking student or a high school senior who will attend college. Selection criteria includes their academic and leadership achievement, personal merit, letters of recommendation, and a short essay about their family member who served in the Korean War. We are pleased to award four $500 scholarships to the following students:

The Sam Johnson Public Service Scholarship Award
Larenda Reyes of Ft. Worth, TX

The John Conyers Jr. Public Service Scholarship Award
Hanna Jean Sundt of Farmington, MN

The Howard Coble Public Service Scholarship Award
Frank Styers III of Wilmington, NC

The Charles B. Rangel Public Service Scholarship Award
Katherine Rathgeber of Las Cruces, NM

DKWF would like to recognize eleven finalists. The finalists are:

Ruby Callahan of San Luis Obispo, CA
Sean Carlin of Charolotte, NC
Jonathan Cobb of Victor, NY
Eben Cowger of Upton, WY
Molly Gilroy of Cincinnati, OH
Andrew Graham of Montgomery, AL
Zachary Jacobellis of Danbury, CT
Jill Koval of Mooresville, IN
Jonathan Rawley of Canton, OH
Sarah Stone of Manasquan, NJ
Nicholas Tejada of Waco, TX

For further information or to make contribution toward scholarship, please contact

Dr. Ruth Starr, Chair of the 2015 DKWF Scholarship Committee at