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Kichu & Moon Scholarships

The Richard Kichu & Joan Sojeon Moon Scholarships are awarded by the Council on Korean Studies at the Asian Studies Center to two qualified Michigan State University students. Recipients are selected based on academic performance and financial need with special consideration given to students who promoted an understanding of Korean culture through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities.


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)gmail.com.

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 Ms. Joan Sojeon Moon, 11301 Kilarney Drive, Washington, MI 48095. 
  2. Will receive $500 of the award into the student's account in the next few weeks after confirming the letter sent to Ms. Moon, and the remaining half $500 at the 2020 Global Korea Award ceremony on Saturday, October 24, 2020 upon confirmation of attendance.

Application Materials and Scholarship Dates

Scholarship deadline: May 1, 2020 

Award Selection and Announcement: June 1, 2020

2020 Moon Scholarship Application Form 

2020 Financial Document Form 

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