KSEA-CHI Scholarship 2018

The Chicagoland Chapter of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA-CHI) invites high school seniors and undergraduate students with Korean ethnic background to apply for a scholarship.


Candidate eligibility:

  • High school seniors in the Greater Chicago area school district
  • Undergraduate students attending college in the Greater Chicago area
  • Applicants must either be currently studying or intend to pursue a career in science, technology, engineering (including biomedical engineering), or mathematics (STEM)
  • Pre-med/dental students are not eligible
  • Scholarship recipients from other Korean organizations in 2018 are not eligible


The scholarship application package must include the following:

  • KSEA-CHI Scholarship application form (visit: https://chicagoland.ksea.org/ksea-chi-scholarship/)
  • Transcript or records from the last two academic years (unofficial copies issued to the student are acceptable)
  • SAT and/or ACT scores (a copy of original scores)
  • Essay in English (∼400 words): Any title may be chosen. The topic must be related to the applicant’s unique experience or goals as they relate to his/her chosen field of study in STEM
  • Reference letter: One (1) letter of recommendation from someone (e.g., science teacher, supervisor, academic adviser, research adviser, etc.) who can speak positively about the applicant

The complete application package must be submitted by November 18th, 2018 via email. The reference letter also must be sent directly from the referee to the scholarship committee via email to  ksea.chi.scholarship@gmail.com .

Selected applicants will be notified by November 30th, 2018. The scholarships will be awarded at the Year-End Meeting of KSEA-CHI on December 8th, 2018. Awardees are required to attend the ceremony.

For more information, please visit: https://chicagoland.ksea.org/ksea-chi-scholarship/

KSEA-CHI  Selection Chair             Prof. Seok Hoon Hong

KSEA-CHI  President                      Prof. Gloria Kim

KSEA-CHI  Scholarship Chair         Prof. Taeok Bae (ksea.chi.scholarship@gmail.com)

2018 KSEA Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Dear KSEA members,

KSEA is pleased to announce the 2018 KSEA Undergraduate and KSEA-KUSCO Graduate Scholarships program.

Multiple scholarships for graduate and undergraduate students majoring in science, medicine, engineering, or related fields will be awarded in 2018.

The scholarships recognize outstanding students of Korean heritage who are excellent in academics as well as in service to the community, and have potential to become future leaders of society.

There are two scholarship categories this year;

  1. KSEA Scholarships for Undergraduate Students in the US. (20 awards, $1,000 per each)
  2. KSEA-KUSCO Scholarships for Graduate Students in the US. (20 awards, $1,500 per each)

The scholarship online application has opened on February 1, 2018.

All application materials for the 2018 Scholarship should be received by March 31, 2018, 5:00 PM (ET)

Please visit the KSEA Scholarship website at http://scholarship.ksea.org for more details of the 2018 Scholarships program including online application process.

Any questions not mentioned in the 2018 Scholarship website can be addressed to KSEA HQ at scholarship@ksea.org or the KSEA Scholarship Committee Chair, Dr. Sae Woong Park at Sap2015@med.cornell.edu.