2023 Dr. Lee Hoon Scholarship

2023 Dr. Lee Hoon Scholarship

Established in 2020, the Dr. Lee Hoon Scholarship awards college scholarships to outstanding Korean American high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their communities.

Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York, Inc. (KCS) is pleased to present scholarship opportunities to outstanding high school seniors of Korean heritage who have demonstrated academic excellence and leadership in their communities. Four scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded to students entering four-year colleges or universities in the fall of 2023 to assist with tuition payments during their first year of higher education.

About Dr. Lee Hoon

Dr. Lee Hoon is a retired dentist from San Francisco, California, whose own education was only possible because of the support of various scholarship programs. Dr. Lee was born in Korea and received his DDS and Ph.D. from Seoul National University before immigrating to the United States in 1973. After quickly passing his boards in 1974, Dr. Lee opened up a practice in San Francisco. 

He has been an active member of the Korean-American communities in the San Francisco Bay Area and New York City and is committed to giving back to his community. Dr. Lee has also been active in his church’s pastoral ministry, through which he has worked with elderly Koreans and nursing home residents and provided health and dental care to communities in rural Mexico. Dr. Lee currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.


Applicants must:

  1. Be of Korean heritage (have at least one grandparent who is Korean)
  2. Be a current high school senior
  3. Enrolled in a four-year college or university starting in Fall 2023
  4. Be a resident of New York State or be attending a college/university in the San Francisco Bay Area
  5. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  6. Have demonstrated leadership skills and/or volunteerism in their communities
  7. Have a family income of or below 400% of the federal poverty level.
How to Apply

Please review the the application checklist and FAQ sheet below before you begin your online application.

For consideration, applications must be submitted by Friday, May 26th, 2023

The scholarship committee may request supplemental information if needed. Only complete applications will be reviewed. Please make sure to submit all required materials.

Resume Template/Resources

Please feel free to use the resume template and resources available below. 

If you use your own resume template, please include: Extracurriculars, Volunteer/Work Experiences, and Recognitions/Awards.

Past Awardees

2022 Awardees

  • Nadia Erin Chung, Stanford University
  • Genesis Haim Kang, Northwestern University
  • Justin Sungsan Kim, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Jaekyung Lee, University of California, Berkeley

2020 Awardees

  • Yunje Chung, University of California San Diego
  • Yu Jin In, Fordham University
  • Tanya Khan, St. John’s University
  • Harold Kim, Baruch College
  • Sophia Kim, Stony Brook University
  • Joo Hee Seo, New York University

2021 Awardees

  • David Bang, University of California, Berkeley
  • Ludia Cho, Cornell University
  • Tina Oh, SUNY Binghamton

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