Jan 13, 2018

Korea Defense Veterans Association Scholarship Program


KDVA recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and economic fulfillment. The KDVA Scholarship Program provides   scholarships to KDVA members and their spouses, children, grandchildren (including step children) to help them attain their educational goals. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited institutions. 


University and College Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each.



1.     Applicant must be a member of KDVA or the spouses, children or grandchildren, (including step children) of a KDVA member who served honorably.   

2.     Applicant must be accepted into an accredited college or university. 

3.     Applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) to apply.

Scholarship Application – due Friday, April 13, 2018


All application materials, including the application form, official transcript(s), proof of matriculation at designated accredited academic institution, essay, list of involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership positions in extracurricular activities, and written statement of need.  Application must be submitted and received via email no later than Friday, April 13, 2018. 


The application will assess five major areas: GPA, Essay, Extracurricular Activities, and Leadership in Extracurricular Activities, and Financial Need.


The five categories are evaluated and weighted as follows:

·       GPA – 25 points

·       Essay – 25 points

·       Extracurricular Activities – 20 points

·       Leadership – 20 points

·       Financial Need – 10 points

Total points possible – 100 


Refer to KDVA Application – This form is required and must be submitted via email. Visit to download the form. 



Selection of the KDVA Scholarship recipients are made by a Scholarship Committee appointed by the Board of Directors of the KDVA.   


Scholarships are awarded only to students accepted to accredited institutions. The funds will be sent to the academic institution for documented expenses and must be used in the academic year awarded. The academic year of the award begins the Fall semester after the award announcement. These funds may not be used for prior academic expenses. 


If selected, KDVA Scholarship recipients are to provide: a) a photograph and a statement for use in KDVA publications, newsletter, website, social media, and marketing materials, etc. and b) follow-up information and feedback as to how the KDVA scholarship assisted in their education for KDVA research and marketing.