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2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation of Edmonton (KCSFE) provides scholarship to foster the education and the growth of future leaders of Alberta communities. KCSFE scholarship is not limited to the Korean Canadian students, but open to all high school and post‐secondary students in Northern Alberta.

IMPORTANT CHANGES FOR 2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

  • Application: Applicants must submit their application ONLINE (Google Form) by the deadline. Applicants may use “OFFLINE APPLICATION TEMPLATE” to work on your application offline and to save your work in progress. You must copy your final responses into the ONLINE Google Form and submit your application online by the deadline. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Instruction on how to submit Google Form can be found at the “2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION GUIDELINE” (in detail) and within the “OFFLINE APPLICATION TEMPLATE” (in brief).
  • Sports Category: Applicants who excel in sports should apply under the ‘Arts & Sports’ category.
  • Volunteerism/community leadership activities: The evaluation period is only the year following July 2018. Extracurricular activities and work experience will also be considered. However, volunteering/extracurricular activities/work experiences hours, applicants’ role(s), must be supported by reference letter(s). Otherwise they will not be considered for evaluation.
  • Reference Letter(s): Referee(s) must send reference letter(s) directly to our mailing address or e-mail address (kcsfe.scholarship@gmail.com) by the application deadline. Please ask referee(s) to put “RE: (Name of applicant) scholarship application (Category) to the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation” and to use “he” or “she” instead of applicant’s name in the body of reference letter. Reference letter(s) postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted.
  • Transcript(s): Transcripts submitted using methods and/or forms other than those mentioned below will not be considered and the application will be disqualified. Official transcripts, sealed in the Alberta Education (high school) or academic institution’s (college/university and graduate) envelope, must be sent directly to our mailing address by the application deadline. Official transcripts postmarked after the deadline will not be accepted and the application will be disqualified.
  • High School: Transcripts must be ordered from the Alberta Education Website at myPass.alberta.ca (https://public.education.alberta.ca/PASI/myPass/welcome) and sent on your behalf directly to the Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation of Edmonton. There is a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee for each copy.
  • College/University and Graduate: Transcripts must be sent directly to the KCSFE on your behalf in a sealed academic institution’s envelope. There may be a processing fee depending on your academic institution.
  • Tuition Receipt(s): [Grade 12, University/college, and Graduate students ONLY] Tuition receipt(s) for the 2019/2020 academic year should be submitted to receive the scholarship. Tuition receipt(s) can be submitted with scholarship acceptance form once the applicant receives notification that their application is successful.

DEADLINE FOR 2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

The deadline for 2019 KCSFE scholarship application is SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019 AT 11:59 P.M. (MT). Applicants must submit their application ONLINE by deadline. Late or incomplete applications cannot be accepted.

Note that a Google Account (i.e. Gmail) is required for some features of online application form. University of Alberta students may use their institutional (@ualberta.ca) Google accounts. If you do not have a Google account, need more information, or for help completing application form, please contact KCSFE (kcsfe.scholarship@gmail.com) for assistance.

2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must:

  • Be a Canadian citizen, a permanent resident, or an international student;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a senior high school (grades 10-12), university/college (undergraduate) or graduate school (master’s degree or doctoral degree program);
  • Reside (or have parents who reside) in Edmonton or the surrounding area (Red Deer and above area of Alberta);
  • Meet the minimum GPA requirement (for Academic Excellence Category Application only); AND
  • Have less than two times of scholarship award during high school (high school student) or during university/college (university/college student), or no previous scholarship award during graduate school (graduate student).

Note that the KCSFE scholarship award does not have any restrictions to holding another scholarship(s), but receiving the KCSFE scholarship may restrict your future scholarship application(s) where they do not allow recipient to hold another scholarship. If you selected to receive another scholarship that cannot be held concurrently with another scholarship award, please inform KCSFE of your decision to accept or decline as soon as possible so that KCSFE can provide the scholarship to another applicant.

2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT

The values of the Scholarship awards at each level of education are as follows:

  • $750 for high school students
  • $1,500 for university/college students
  • $2,000 for graduate students

Note that previous KCSFE scholarship recipients may apply again. Applicants can receive scholarship awards up to a maximum of five times: two times during high school, two times during university/college, and one time during graduate school.

2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP CATEGORY

High School and University/College Students

High school and university/college students may apply for ANY BUT NO MORE THAN ONE of the following scholarship award categories:

  • Academic Excellence
  • Arts & Sports
  • Volunteerism/Community Leadership
  • Bursary

Graduate Students

There is no subcategory for graduate students for 2019. However, special situations such as significant financial needs will also be considered. In this case, please submit reference letter(s) from an arm’s-length, attesting to the applicant’s current financial circumstances a copy of the applicant and/or parent(s)’ Notice of Assessment for the most recent tax year, and a cover letter that self-explaining the applicant’s financial needs.

2019 KCSFE SCHOLARSHIP EVALUATION CRITERIA

 

High School and University/College Students

 

  • Academic Excellence

Awardees will be selected based on the applicant’s academic performance (80%) and volunteerism/community leadership (20%).

To qualify for a scholarship award, applicants must have:

  • High school students – A minimum GPA of 75% for their most recently completed school year;
  • University/College students – A minimum GPA of 3.0 (or B) for their most recently completed academic year.

 

  • Arts & Sports

Awardees will be selected on the basis of academic performance (20%) and artistic/athletic ability or potential (80%).

  • Volunteerism/Community Leadership

Awardees will be selected based on the applicant’s volunteerism/community leadership (80%) and academic performance (20%).

 

  • Bursary

Awardees will be selected based on the applicant’s significant financial needs.

Graduate Students

Awardees will be selected based on the applicant’s academic performance (50%) and essay (50%).