DKWF 2017 Scholarship Winners

September 15, 2017

For Immediate Release DKWF 2017 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 hometown communities should be very proud of these young talented students. They have shown exceptional leadership potential. These bright young students will make significant contribution to the society and America in the future,” said Justin C. Rhee, President of DKWF. Dr. Ruth Starr, Chair of the 2017 DKWF Scholarship Committee, said, “The selection committee would like to thank all the applicants for their attention to historical details in researching their family stories. DKWF acknowledges all applicants as winners and applaud for their accomplishments.” For further information or to make contribution toward scholarship, please contact Dr. Ruth Starr, 2017 DKWF Scholarship Committee at Exec.Board@DescendantsofKoreanWar.Org.

For the 2017 DKWF scholarships, 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 plans to 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

  • Amber Heinemeyer, Prosper, TX

The John Conyers Jr. Public Service Scholarship Award

  • Daniel Nimori, Escondido, CA

The Howard Coble Public Service Scholarship Award

  • Harrison Cox, Fort Belvoir, VA

The Charles B. Rangel Public Service Scholarship Award

  • Brett Falkner, Gresham, OR

DKWF, a 501(c)3 non-profit entity, is an organization run solely by volunteers and dedicated to recognizing, remembering and honoring the U.S. men and women who fought for freedom and democracy during the Korean War, often referred to as “the Forgotten War”. However, a more appropriate reference should be “the Forgotten Victory” because of the social and economical progress of South Korea. DKWF offers scholarships and internship opportunities to descendants of U.S. veterans of the Korean War.