Eastern Regional Chapter

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ERC High School
Scholarship Application

ERC College/Graduate
Scholarship Application

KASF Scholarship
for Descendants of
American Korean War Veterans

For international and self-supporting students, please download the Personal Financial Statement form and upload the completed form in the Financial Documentation section.

If you have any questions, please contact us at: erc.scholarship@kasf.org

Scholarship Application Information

Applications Available Online: April 1, 2017
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Recommendations Deadline: June 30, 2017


Qualifications for Scholarship Eligibility:

  1. Will be a full time student at a school in one of the designated Eastern region states (Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia) during the 2017-18 school year.
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. Can demonstrate need for financial assistance.

Your category depends on what your status will be during the 2017-18 school year, as follows:

  1. High School Sophomores & Juniors - Scholarships awarded based on achievement (not based on financial need).
  2. High School Seniors with plans to attend college in 2017-18 school year - The chosen college must be within the Eastern region. You must include a copy of your acceptance letter.
  3. College Freshmen, Sophomores & Juniors - The school you are attending must be within the Eastern region.
  4. College Seniors - You must be planning to attend a graduate or professional school in the Eastern region during the 2017-18 school year. You must submit a letter of acceptance from the graduate or professional school.
  5. Graduate Students - You must be continuing your studies in the 2017-18 school year at a school within the Eastern region.

Current non-students are eligible if they can provide documentation (acceptance letters, signed commitment letters, or other documents showing commitment to attend) indicating they will be a full time student in one of the above categories in the 2017-18 school year.

Students who reside, or will reside, in the US during the 2017-18 school year, whether US citizens or foreign nationals, are all welcome to apply.

KASF Scholarship for Descendants of American Korean War Veterans

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) - Eastern Regional Chapter (ERC) is pleased to announce a new scholarship program in honor and recognition of 1.6 million American Veterans who served in the Korean War during the Korean War era (June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955). These men and women answered the call to fight for a country and people they never knew and never met. More than 54,000 Americans died and 103,000 were wounded.

To express our gratitude to these Veterans for their sacrifices, KASF-ERC will offer their descendants an opportunity to apply for a scholarship. KASF-ERC scholarship program will recognize outstanding students who have demonstrated outstanding talents and potential for success. Awardees will receive a check of $2,000 scholarships from KASF and be able to attend the KASF-ERC Award Ceremony & Banquet in Washington, D.C.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements, the applicant should be:

  1. Direct descendants of a Korean-War Veteran who served in Korea from June 25, 1950 - January 31, 1955 (Korean War Era, as designated by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs)
  2. Enrolled as a full-time student during the 2017-18 academic year
  3. Attend a school located in the KASF Eastern Region: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, PA, VA, & WV

KASF/ Korean Community Services of Greater Washington (KCSC) Scholarship for Cash for Success project

Summary of the Korean Community Services of Greater Washington (KCSC) ‘Cash for Success’ project.

  1. Purpose of this project: To demonstrate and support an assets-based approach for increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income individuals and families.
  2. Eligibility for this project:
    • Members of households eligible for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program when they apply for enrollment in the project; or
    • Persons who meet both of the following criteria:
      • Their household adjusted gross income is equal to or less than twice the federal poverty line (200%); and

        2016 Poverty Level: Less than 200%
        Persons in family/household 100% of Poverty 200% of Poverty
        1 $11,880 $23,760
        2 $16,020 $32,040
        3 $20,160 $40,320
        4 $24,300 $48,600
        5 $28,440 $56,880
        6 $32,580 $65,160
        7 $36,730 $73,460
        8 $40,890 $81,780

        For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $4,160 to the 100% of poverty amount for each additional person.

      • Their household net worth (excluding primary residence and one vehicle) does not exceed $10,000 at the end of the last calendar year before the enrollment determination.
  3. Uses: KCSC enrolls participants to save earned income in special-purpose, matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDAs). Every dollar that a participant deposits into a "Cash fo Success" program and Individual Development Accounts (AFI IDA) is matched (1:8 match – Max. $4,000 matched for the participants’ saving of $500) by the AFI project. 
  4. Payment: 3rd party payment
    • Educational Institutions
  5. To apply for this prject, you must determine whether or not you qualify for this program AND you are willing to open a savings account