HISTORY OF SCHOLARSHIP

The foundation awarded scholarships to 5 students with the total amount of $5000.00 in the first year of 1988. Since then the scholarship has been growing consistantly year over year. The total recipients by year 2017 are 2,828 students, and the total amount contributed to the scholarship is $4,433,500.00. The foundation provided scholarships to students in South Korea during the financial crises. The foundaton also funded 10 Korean-Chinese students each year in China during 2001-2008. The foundation started to give scholarship to black and hispanic students to improve racial harmony since 2013. The foundation has been one of the largest and oldest scholarship foundations in the United States for the Korean community.

The Korea Daily in San Francisco hosted all of the scholarship events until 1998. From year 1999 The Korea Daily in LA also hosted scholarship events for Southern California students along with The Korea Daily in SF. Reputable judges were selected from the Korean community. From the year 2008 Kimbo Scholorship offers nationwide coverage through The Korea Daily's 6 branches including LA, SF, NY, Chicago, Atlanta and Washington D.C.. This extended coverage intends to find students nationwide who show outstanding academic achievements and who are in financial need.

Selected Recipients for the Year 2017 30th Year

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Los Angeles Region

 

Name 

 

University / College 

 

Sarah Kim  University of California, Los Angeles 
Joyce Lee   
Priscilla Kim  Biola University 
Andrew Kim  University of California, Berkeley 
Ezra Lee  University of California, San Diego 
Eui Shin Rhee  University of California, Berkeley 
Seongmin Lee  Cypress College 
Daroo Lee  Biola University 
Grace Kim  Stanford University 
Lydia Kim  Biola University 
Lauren Pak  University of California, Riverside 
Hanbyul Jang  Santa Monica College 
Edward Park  Stanford University 
HwiSoo Kim  Amherst College 
David Kim  Biola University 
Jasmine Park  Rice University 
Mirae Han  School of Visual Arts 
Candance Choe  Cornell University 
Young Choi  Cypress College 
Jaehyeon Song  Harvard College 
Eui Hyeon Song  Boston University 
Un Young Chung  Mount San Antonio College 
Sarah Lee  Azusa Pacific University 
Kevin Park  University of California, Riverside 
Dana Yang  Cal Poly Pomona University 
Jung Yook Ban  University of California, Riverside 
Eunbin Kang  Pepperdine University 
Cindy Oh  University of California, Berkeley 
Junhee Bae  University of Nevada, Las Vegas 
David Song  Pomona College 
Calvin Ju  University of California, Berkeley 
Jihoo Kim  Vanderbilt University 
Angela Lee  Cal Poly Pomona 
Young Joo Chon  California State University, Long Beach 
Dian Kim  University of California, Riverside 
Justin Park  University of California, Berkeley 
Jamie Chung  University of Pennsylvania 
Cathrine Ha  University of Southern California 
Garam Park  Christ for the Nations Institute 
Sophia Park  Edward Roybal High 
Steven Son  Boston College 
Ellen Choe  Southern Adventist University 
Ha-eun Kim  Art Center College of Design 
Angela Park  University of California, Irvine 
Yunho Shin  Pasadena City College 
Samantha Lee  University of California, Berkeley 
Hamin Park   
Irene Lee  University of California, Los Angeles 
Ji Woo Yi  Stanford University 
Ji Won U  University of Southern California 
Joseph Han  University of California, Irvine 
Jason Hong  Boston University 
Jun Hyuck Im  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
Hye Won Chung  University of California, San Diego 
Gospel Oh  University of California, Irvine 
Jemimah Yi  California State University, Northridge 
Min Ju Kim  University of California, San Diego 
Mark Hyun  University of Washington 
Erika Hwang  University of California, Los Angeles 
Hyun Ho Chang  University of Colorado-Boulder 
Nicole Lee  University of California, Berkeley 
Amber Lee  Occidental College 
Danny Gang  California State University, Long Beach 
InSoo Kang  Bucknell University 
Sarah Jung  California State University, Fullerton 
Jin-A Bong  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
Min Seok Hong  University of Southern California 
Aaron Chung  American University 
Hesu Song  Johns Hopkins University 
JooChan Lee  University of California, Berkeley 
Yemi Lee  University of Michigan 
Joung Seo Kim  University of California, San Diego 
Jang Wook Cho  La Sierra University 
Lauren Suh  Art Center College of Design 
John Park  University of Southern California 
Rachel Kim  Cal Poly Pomona 
YoungHwan Kim  Pasadena City College 
Pauline Kim  Biola University 
Dayeon Kang  Irvine Valley College 
Torrey Park  El Camino College 
Danielle Kim  University of California, Los Angeles 
Joseph Lee  University of California, San Diego 
Jane Paek  Art Center College of Design 
Eileen Bang  Chapman University 
Chloe Ha  Montgomery College 
Ryan Song  University of Southern California 
John Lee  The George Washington University 
Samuel Lee  University of California, Los Angeles 
Isaac Lee  University of California, Berkeley 
Ejay Cho  Williams College 
Yoon Jung Choi  University of California, San Diego 
Alice Lee  Boston University 
Becky Chun  University of California, San Diego 
Heesoo Lee  University of California, Santa Barbara 
Jason Hong  University of California, Los Angeles 
Jihyun Kim   
Sophia Santana  Chapman University 
Erika Lou Francisco  California State Polytechnic University 
Jada Elam  University of California, San Diego 
Navarrete, Carlos Guillermo  University of California, Los Angeles 
Velez, Priscilla  University of California, Davis 
Angel Taylor Moret  Arizona State University 
Melissa Aracely Cortez  San Francisco State University 
Misty Gasca  University of California, Irvine 
Aileen Perla Godinez  Cal Poly San Luis Obispo 
Fernando Alexander Hernandez  CSU Fullerton 
Karen Sarahy Portillo  Kalamazoo College 
Narly Nashely Ramirez  University of California, Riverside 
Leslie Verenisse Roman  CSU Chico 
Payton Patricia Meade  University of Southern California 


San Fransisco Region

 

English Name 

 

Univ/College 

 

JENNY HYERAM YOO  UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC 
MATTHEW CHO  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 
IN YOUNG SEO  SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY 
INSU JUNG  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 
GINA KIM  JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 
DAVID JUWON KWAK  ALFRED UNIVERSITY 
SAMUEL PARK  BOSTON COLLEGE 
MICHAEL CHANG  YALE UNIVERSITY 
DEBORAH KIM  UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON 
VIVIAN JINJOO PAE  UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 
JASON JOSEPH KIM  PRINCETON UNIVERSITY 
SHIN HYE PARK  UC BERKELEY 
EUNICE HAN  UC LOS ANGELES 
JUSTIN YOUN  CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO 
MYLES CHOI  UC LOS ANGELES 
MELISSA JINJU BAK  NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY 
MINJUN KIM  SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE 
EMILY NAM  HARVEY MUDD COLLEGE 
KYUNGCHAN LEE  UC BERKELEY 
JINKI TIMOTHY YEO  UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA 
HAH H NAH  UC DAVIS 
STEPHEN EUNCHUL KIM  UC DAVIS 


 

 

NeW York Region

Tomas Park  Stony Brook University 
Hanna Choi  Hunter College 
Eugene Chong  Boston University 
Esder Chong  Rutgers University 
Jenny Chung  Amherst College 
Ji Yun Hwang  Rutgers University 
Alyssa Ju  Cornell University 
Da Eun Jung  Bennington College 
Ji In Kang  St. John's University 
Emily Kim  MIT 
Jusung Kim  Harvard University 
Kyu Hyun Kim  Berklee College of Music 
Joyce Kim  University of Illinois 
Tae Joon Kim  New York University 
Lojin Eunice Kong  St. John's University 
Hannah Kwak  Wellesley College 
Jessica Lee  University of Connecticut 
David Lee  Binghamton University 
Christie Na  American University District of Columbia 
Hyeon Seok Nam  New York University 
Andrew Oak  Claremont Mckenna College 
Seonghoon Oh  School of Visual Arts (SVA) 
Jonathan Park  Gordon College 
Ha Young Pi  Rutgers University 
Hye Won Shin  New York University 
Sophia Shin  Williams College 
Erica Son  Ithaca College 
Reika Yamamoto  The College of New Jersey 
Jessica Yoon  New York University 
Jennie Yun  Brandeis University 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


ATLANTA Region

English Name 

 

University 

 

Grace Kwon  University of Georgia 
Elizabeth Choe  University of Alabama at Birmingham 
Kwang Han Kim  Georgia State University 
Julie Piana Kim  Washington and Lee University 
Peter Sunghoon Chang  University of Georgia 
Kimberly Phoenix  Augusta University 
Da El Kim  University of Central Arkansas 
Chayeon Choi  University of Georgia 
Haeun Kim  University of North Georgia 
Kenneth Dukkeun Kim  University of West Georgia 
Seokjin Yoon  University of Georgia 
Young-Jae Cho  Emory University 
Chaerim Lee  Emory University 
Christopher Hayoung Rhee  Vanderbilt University 
Janet Kim  Emory University 
Jeanie Kim  Rice University 
Kyeu Hun Lee  University of Georgia 
Grace Kim  Johns Hopkins University 
Hyun Kyung Lee  Swarthmore College 
Noelle No  Boston University 
Yun Ha Jeon  Georgia State University 
Yuna Lee  Georgia State University 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington DC Region

 

IRENE HWANG­  RICE UNIVERSITY 
GLORIA KIM  UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA 
HANNA UN  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 
HARANG LEE  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 
JUNG JUN CHO  VIRGINIA TECH UNIVERSITY 
JASON PARK  GWYNEDD MERCY UNIVERSITY 
DASAM JEONG  NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
SUNG JOON PARK  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 
HEE YOUNG CHEON  GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 
SU JOUNG LEE  NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
SUZIE BYUN  MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
SEUNG WEON PARK  MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 
JUSTIN LEE  UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA 
JI SOO KIM  UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK 
HYUNG JOON NAM  GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY 
HARIM SONG  JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY 
GRACE OH  GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 
YEARAM KANG  UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, COLLEGE PARK 
SUNG JI YOON  NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE 
AARON PARK  UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL 
JOON SUN HWANG  RICE UNIVERSITY 
SUWON LEE  GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


CHICAGO Region

Kim, Miji  UIUC 
Kim, Haledim  Calvin College 
Kim, Yoon Ji  UIUC 
Seol, Wooseong  The college of Wooster 
Shin, Yunjoo  Earlham College 
Kang, Jessica  Northwestern 
Kwan, Eunjeong  Barclay College 
Cho, Lucy  MIT 
Kim, Judy  University of Virginia 
Yoon, So-Jean  Northwestern 
Hwang, Soonmyung  Johns Hopkins 
Kwak, Kijung  Northwestern 
Kim, Jeana  University of Illinois at Chicago 
Park, Anderson  Wheaton College 
Kim, Ju Young  University of Illinois at Chicago 
Kim, Jin Suk  NYU 
An, Yesol  UIUC 
Park, Yohan  Yale University 
Te, Kayley  Northwestern 
Kim, Danny  University of Chicago 
Cha, YeJin  University of Illinois at Chicago 
Kim, Eui Sung  UIC