2012 Scholarship Application


DESCENDANTS OF KOREAN WAR FOUNDATION (DKWF) seek to offer academic scholarships to bloodline descendants of U.S. veterans served in the Korean War.   The scholarship is offered to college students as well as to high school juniors and seniors.  For the 2012 school year, DKWF plans to award up to FIVE (5) scholarship winners, $2,000 to each scholarship winners.*  Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2012.

Eligibility Requirements for College/University and High school juniors and seniors:

  • Open to all bloodline descendants of U.S. veterans served in the Korean War.  A copy of the qualifying service DD-214 is required.
  • Open to all High school juniors and seniors enrolled in the U.S.
  • For college/university students, must be enrolled in a U.S. accredited college or university as a degree seeking student and for first undergraduate study only.
  • Attained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale

Selection Criteria: Selection of DKWF scholarships will be awarded based on applicant’s skills abilities and academic and special achievements.

  • Academic achievement
  • Personal merit
  • Leadership

Essay: Please submit an essay (500-750 words) remembering the heroic act of your family member(s) who served in the Korean War and how the sacrifices he/she made for the Democracy and Freedom have and will shape your goals in life.

To apply:  Applications will be accepted starting January 1, 2012.  Submit your completed application form, your essay, two (2) letters of recommendation/reference and your resume. Your completed application packet should be mailed to:

DKWF, P. O. Box 23043, Washington D.C. 20026-3043

Application Deadline: The postmark deadline for applications is March 30, 2012.  Winners will be notified by April 30, 2012. We will only notify the winners. 

Enclosure checklist:

__ Completed Application        
__ Essay

__ Qualifying service DD-214
__ Resume
__ Two letter of recommendations/references
(one from an academic instructor)

Note:  Selected winners will be notified to submit academic transcripts for verification.

For further information, contact DKWF Scholarship & Internship Chair, Justin Rhee at

Submit Your Application

*Pending Budget – Board plans to increase the # of scholarship recipients.