Scholarships for Descendants of Korean War Veterans

If you’re descended from one of the brave men and women who fought in the Korean War, then their service might make you eligible for a college scholarship. If you’re the descendent of a Korean War veteran, it might be worth your while to look into some of the available scholarships. Most of the current scholarships are funded by various organizations and foundations such as the Descendants of Korean War Foundation, the Hawaii Community Foundation, the Samsung American Legion Scholarship Fund, the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, the Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) and the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs. Other scholarships may also be available from individual colleges and universities near you. Requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship, but applicants will generally be required to provide documentation of their relatives’ service in the Korean War, meet a minimum grade point average, demonstrate a certain level of financial need or live in a specific geographic area. To find out more about scholarships for descendants of Korean War veterans, continue reading below.

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View Details Children of Warriors National Presidents' Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
key information
  • 2,500 - 3,500
  • 15 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Military: |Descendant of American Legion Member|Child of Veteran|Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Grandchild of Veteran|Great-Grandchild of Veteran|Descendant of Desert Shield/Storm Gulf War/War on Terrorism Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Organization: Associated with the |The American Legion|
  • School (College): Attend a |Four-year|
background
A total of 15 scholarships dedicated to daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters and great-grandsons of The American Legion members who are former Armed Forces personnel.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Samsung Scholarship - Oregon American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Oregon
key information
  • 852 - 20,000
  • 1 award
  • Aug-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Military: |Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of Veteran|
  • Organization: American Legion Auxiliary Girls State (Professional Organization)|The American Legion Boys
  • School (College): |US Accredited College or University|
background
In honor of U.S veterans who helped Korea against the communist forces in the Korean War, the scholarship provides assistance for undergraduate studies of direct descendants or a legally adopted child of a war veteran who served active duty on certain eligible dates as designated by the American Legion. Applicant must be a delegate to either an American Legion Boys State or American Legion Auxiliary Girls State program.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 5.0
key information
  • 852 - 20,000
  • 98 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +3 More
  • Military: |Descendant of Wartime Veteran|Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|U.S. wartime veteran|U.S. Armed Forces Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Organization: American Legion Auxiliary Girls State (Professional Organization)|American Legion Boys State (Professional Organization)
  • School (K-12): |The American Legion Boys State|The American Legion Auxilliary Girls State|
background
The Samsung American Legion Scholarship is given to high school juniors who participated in the The American Legion Boys State or Auxiliary Girls State program. The scholarship is sponsored by Samsung Electronics to show their appreciation to U.S veterans who helped Korea during the Korean War. The program provides an up to $20,000 fund to scholars.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
View Details Past President's Parley Texas American Legion Auxiliary
key information
  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • May 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |Texas|
  • Major: Study |Medicine|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit a child or grandchild of a Veteran who served in the Armed Forces during eligibility dates for membership in the American Legion. Applicants must be pursuing a career in the medical field at a Texas Education Institution.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 4.5
View Details National Children of Warriors Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
key information
  • 5,000
  • 15 awards
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Military: |Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • School (College): |Accredited Institution of Higher Learning|
  • Extracurricular: |Volunteer Activities|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit daughters, sons, grandsons, granddaughters, great-granddaughters, great-grandsons of veterans who served in the Armed Forces during WWI, WWII, Korena War, Vietnam War, Grenada and Lebanon War, Panama or War of Persian Gulf to present. This is open to high school seniors planning to attend an accredited institution of higher education.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Michigan Memorial Scholarship American Legion Auxiliary - Department of Michigan
key information
  • 500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Military: |Descendant of Korean War Veteran|Descendant of World War I Veteran|Descendant of World War II Veteran|Descendant of Vietnam War Veteran|Descendant of Panama War Veteran|Descendant of Persian Gulf War Veteran|Descendant of Grenada/Lebanon War Veteran|
  • Residence: Live in |Michigan|
  • Age / Grade Level: |High school senior|College freshman|College sophomore|21 Years or Younger|
background
This scholarship was established to benefit daughters, grand-daughters and great-granddaughters of any honorably discharged or deceased men/women veterans of World War I, World War II, Korean Conflict, Vietnam Hostilities, Granada and Lebanon Hostilities, Panama Hostilities, or Persian Gulf Conflict. This is open to high school senior or freshman/sophomore year of college students who are not over 21 years old. Funds can be used for tuition, room and board, fees, books and supplies necessary for pursuing study at any school, college, or other educational institution in the State of Michigan.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
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