Who can apply


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

The KCSFE promotes diversity and equality for all those in the Korean-Canadian community as well as all of those in the wider community as well, and is designed to be inclusive of all who wish to apply regardless of background, ethnicity, religion, faith, culture or gender or sexual orientation. This mindset builds a stronger and healthier environment that benefits everyone. The KCSFE believes in, and advocates for, EDI for everyone and this will be taken in consideration during the evaluation process for all applicants based on the individual merits of their applications.

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 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 fewer than two scholarships awarded during high school (as a high school student) or during university/college (as a university/college student), or no previous scholarship award during graduate school (as a graduate student).

Minimum GPA

  • Academic excellence category:
    • 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.
  • Other categories:
    • No minimum GPA is required but applicant’s GPA will be considered by the selection committee to judge applicant’s academic performance.

** Note that meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee a scholarship award.

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

Since its establishment in 1986, total 835 students

- Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation of Edmonton -

Received scholarships amounting to $781,670 to date!

- Korean Canadian Scholarship Foundation of Edmonton -