Korean Women’s Association is pleased to announce the opportunity for students to apply for a scholarship to support achievement of their post-secondary educational goals.

For over 50 years, the Korean Women’s Association has been at the forefront of creating opportunities for the most vulnerable and has empowered individuals and their communities. We are motivated by a vision that a strong community makes a better Washington. Our hope is that the scholarship program that has been offered for the past 26 years will open many doors of opportunity for our recipients.

Who is eligible?

To qualify for a KWA scholarship, you must:

  • Be a resident of Washington State as a citizen or a legal permanent resident,
  • Graduate this year from high school and plan to enroll in a full-time undergraduate degree-granting or trade school program
  • Possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale).

How are awardees selected?

  • The Scholarship Program Committee evaluates applicants on their academic history and honors, activities (school and volunteering), essay and financial need. In the case of equivalent academic achievement, students with the greatest financial need will be given priority.
  • Scholarships are not renewable and are only applicable to one school year.

What is the application process?

To be considered for a KWA scholarship award, you must provide the following items:

  • Completed scholarship application
  • Typed essay with an email copy in Word doc. (300 words less)
  • Official sealed transcript of grades (most recent high school transcript)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Student Aid Report (SAR) OR Proof of financial status/income (most recent tax returns or documentation of SSI, public aid or unemployment) (OPTIONAL)

The following are key dates for the Korean Women’s Association Scholarship Program:

Deadlines / Schedule Scholarship Award
May 31, 2024, 5 pm Deadline for all application materials to be submitted to KWA (not postmarked)
June 3, 2024Application Review Completed by Scholarship Committee
June 10, 2024Awards Notifications
June 20, 2024, 6 pmAwards Disbursement and Ceremony

How will I be notified about whether or not I have been selected to receive an award?

All applicants will be notified of their scholarship award decision in an email a phone call no later than June 10, 2024, followed by a post mail.

If you have any questions, please contact KWA LLC Administrative Assistant, Sarah Kim, at sakim@kwacares.org or 253-330-2288