Korean American Scholarship Foundation

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to 1) assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, 2) encourage community and civic service as an

Korean American Scholarship Foundation

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to 1) assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, 2) encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development and 3) nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition. In addition, pending funds availability, KASF has also provided scholarships to qualified descendants of Korean War American Veterans. The foundation is operated by its voluntary-based Board of Directors and supporters and its operating expenses are funded by incomes from membership dues and local fundraising activities. In addition to their voluntary work for the KASF, many of our Board of Directors are also scholarship donors. KASF intends to hold events this year to discover, educate and nurture the next generation based on our 53 years of experience. We look forward to the support and sponsorship of Korean companies like yours. Many of Korea’s leading companies have already donated, and we award scholarships to many students annually in the name of the company. We hope that your company will also actively participate in these activities to foster future Korean leaders.

About the Organization:

The Korean American Scholarship Foundation (KASF) is a non-profit, volunteer-managed organization established to help meet the financial needs of Korean American students seeking higher education. Specifically, the foundation seeks to 1) assist Korean American students in pursuit of academic and personal achievement, 2) encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development and 3) nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition. In addition, pending funds availability, KASF has also provided scholarships to qualified descendants of Korean War American Veterans. The foundation is operated by its voluntary-based Board of Directors and supporters and its operating expenses are funded by incomes from membership dues and local fundraising activities. In addition to their voluntary work for the KASF, many of our Board of Directors are also scholarship donors. KASF intends to hold events this year to discover, educate and nurture the next generation based on our 53 years of experience. We look forward to the support and sponsorship of Korean companies like yours. Many of Korea’s leading companies have already donated, and we award scholarships to many students annually in the name of the company. We hope that your company will also actively participate in these activities to foster future Korean leaders.

organizational budget

$100,000 - $500,000

existence for

31+ YEARS

The Issue:

We have been depending on individual donors in the past, however, it is getting harder to reach out to new donors as generations change. That is why we are trying to establish corporate sponsorships/partnerships to provide more scholarships to encourage those students who are hesitating to continue their studies because of lack of financial support. However, we have an issue of getting corporate sponsorships because our foundation is awarding majority of Korean American students here in the US. Recently, more students have struggled financially due to the coronavirus. Numerous parents are still having hard time to go back to work after laying off during the pandemic. We would like to support people like single moms, household and those students who need to work throughout the school year.

The Solution:

Not only providing a scholarship, but also we have started the KASF Internships to engage with our past recipients, providing an opportunity to learn about our foundation and having them as potential volunteers and/or donors when they are ready to return. We also have a mentor program that both donors and scholarship recipients can have continuous relationships. By establishing a corporate partnership, we are working on sharing a career development that will be beneficial both our partners and recipients.

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