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In commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Philip Jaisohn Memorial Foundation, we are very pleased to open the application process for the Jaisohn Scholarships. This year marks the 17th year that scholarships will be awarded to Korean American students in the fields of medicine, nursing, social services, and journalism.

To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be an undergraduate or graduate student as of September 2015, demonstrate financial need, and meet the qualification for each scholarship specified below. Please indicate clearly in your application for which scholarship you are applying.

The following scholarships will be awarded this year.

Helen Lee Scholarship
2 recipients, $2,000 each
This scholarship is intended for a student who demonstrates a clear financial need.
Sponsor: Helen Lee Scholarship Fund

Bong Hak Hyun Memorial Scholarship
2 recipients, $1,500 each
This award is for a student who is planning a career in health care and/or the medical field with evidence of potential, passion and leadership.

Jane Song Memorial Scholarship
2 recipients, $1,500 each
This award is for a nursing student or student pursuing a career in the area of “patient care” upon graduation.

Whan Soon Chung Scholarship
1 recipient, $1,500
This award is for a student who is planning a career in health care and/or the medical field. The student must also demonstrate an interest in following in the footsteps of Dr. Philip Jaisohn as a role model.

H.R. Chung Leadership Scholarship
1 recipient, $1,500
The award will be given to a student who has shown excellence in leadership in a variety of areas – extracurricular activities, varsity sports, and community involvement.

Jaisohn Journalism Scholarship (sponsored by Mr. Dong Sung Suh, Esq.)
1 recipient, $1,000
This award is for a student who is planning a career in journalism with evidence of potential and community service.


Jay Lee Social Service Scholarship

1 recipient, $1,000
This award is for a student who has participated in social service activities with evidence of community service and future potential.

Additional scholarships may be given to applicants who are not selected for the above award categories but who have demonstrated potential and are in need of financial assistance.

To apply, please submit the following:

1) Personal Statement (1)
2) Resume (1)
3) School Transcript (1)
4) Letter(s) of Recommendation (1 or more)
5) Essay in English entitled “Who is Dr. Jaisohn to me” or “The significance of Dr. Jaisohn’s ideal to Korean Americans”
6) Documented evidence of financial need

At the end of the essay, please add a brief statement on how you can contribute to and be involved in the activities of Jaisohn Foundation (max 100 words)

NOTE:

Please indicate which scholarship you are applying for. You should apply for one category only.
Interviews will be conducted for finalists.

The winner of the scholarships will be required to attend the awards ceremony and Jaisohn Lecture to be held in September 2015. Winners’ families are encouraged to attend the ceremony.

Immediate family members of staff and board members of the Foundation are ineligible to apply.

Application Deadline: August 15, 2015

Scholarships Award Ceremony and Seminar: September 2015 (The date and place to be announced)

Please send your application materials to:

Jaisohn Memorial Foundation
6705 Old York Road
Philadelphia, PA 19126

Attn: Scholarship Committee

More information is on Jaisohn’s website, www.jaisohn.org

Phone inquiries, call 215-224-2000, X-116; for email inquiries, info@jaisohn.org, attn: Scholarship