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David Cho Scholarship

The David Cho Scholarships are awarded by the Council on Korean Studies Center at the Asian Studies Center to two qualified Michigan State University students both. Recipients are selected based on academic performance and financial need. Special consideration will be given to students who promote an understanding of Korean culture and students that are U.S. veterans, ROTC members, and/or active members of the military.

To be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant:

  1. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at MSU during the scholarship year.
  2. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  3. Has promoted an understanding of Korean culture through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.

A Complete Application consists of:

  1. Scholarship application form;
  2. Copy of transcripts;
  3. Completed financial document;
  4. 250-300 word essay, which addresses 1) how you helped to promote an understanding of Korean culture and 2) how your activities help to advance the university’s stated mission of building and supporting a culture of diversity and inclusion; and
  5. Two recommendation letters

*Please arrange to send two letters of recommendation directly from your recommenders to the Chair of the Scholarship Committee at cks.globalkorea(at)

Upon notification of the award a recipient:

  1. Must express acceptance and appreciation of the award in writing within six weeks of notification of the award, by correspondence addressed to Dr. Young Ho Cho, 5053 Okemos Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823.
  2. Will receive $500 of the award (into the student account) in the next few weeks after confirming the letter sent to Dr. Cho, and the remaining half $500 at the 2022 Global Korea Award ceremony on Saturday, October 1, 2022 (upon confirmation of attendance).

Application Materials and Scholarship Dates

We are currently not accepting applications. 

Please visit the Council for Korean Studies website to check application deadlines and access the submission portal.