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 2019are 3,030 students, and the total amount contributed to the scholarship is $4,837,500.00. 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 2018 31st year

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Los Angeles - 2018

   
Name  University / College
Ye Sun Ahn Biola University 
Isaac Bae UC Berkeley
Chaewon Bak` UCLA
Robert Chan Adams State University
Amy Cho Princeton University
Sarah Choe California Torrance HS
Ju Yeol Choi Grinnel College
Landon S. Choi UCLA
Ina Chung Samuel Merritt University
Janice Han Chapman University
Timothy Han UC San Diego
Vivian Han UCSB
Nathan Ahn Holloway  United States Air Force Academy
Eunice Yoon Hee Hong UCLA
Minjae Hong UC San Diego
Nicole Hong UCLA
Paul Hwang University of California, Los Angeles
Anthony Won-Jin Jang UC Berkeley 
Catherine Hongzu Jang Harvey Mudd College
Christine Jang Biola University
Benedict Jhu UC Berkeley
Joanna Ji NYU
Christopher Jung UC Davis
Robin Jung Tufts University
Angela Kim University of California, Los Angeles
Arina Kim University of Southern California 
Beomsu (Brandon) Kim Pasadena City College
Bill Kim UC Irvine
Chan Gi Kim Caltech
Da Yuen Kim UCLA
Daniel Kim  UC Berkeley
Hadassah Kim USC
Hyemin Kim Savannah college of Art and Design
Jamie Kim  ( Jae Yi ) Princeton University 
Jin Sung Kim NYU
Jisoo Kim Pepperdine University 
Joo Yeon Kim Swarthmore College
Joy Yuri Kim Cornell University
Judy Kim Brown University
Lydia Lim ( Ju Eun ) Pasadena City College
Michelle Kim California State University, Dominguez Hills
Miho Ashley Kim Westmont College
Priscilla Kim Biola University
Si Eun Kim California State Univ. of Northridge
Sophia Kim VC San Diego
Stephanie An California College of the Arts 
Sung Jung Kim Yale University 
SungKyoung Kim Santa Monica College
Yein Kim UCLA
Yeonsu Kim UC Berkeley
Yoon Seo Kim University of California San Diego (UCSD)
Gyeong Soo Kim University of California Irvine (UCI)
Mirsol Kim UC Riverside
Scott Kim University of Notre Dame
Elizabeth Kwon Tacoma Community College
Ye Jin Kwon UCLA
Andres Sebastian Lee Stanford University 
Cindy Lee America Evangelical University
Dae Kuk Lee Dallas Baptist University
Dylan Lee America Evangelical University
Eugene E. Lee Pepperdine University
Hayle Lee UC Riverside
Hye Jun Lee University of the Pacific
Hye Min Lee California State University
Hyochan Lee CUNY-Baruch College
Jae Jin Lee UCLA
Jae-Eun Lee Carnegie Mellon University
Jane Lee UC Berkeley
Jason Lee UC Riverside
Joan Lee USC
Joshua Lee UCLA
Juan lee University of California, Santa Cruz
Julia Lee UCLA
Justin Jung Lee USC
Ruth Lee Cypress College
Tae Yeon Lee University of Nevada Las Vegas
Ye Lee John Hopkins Univeristy 
Ye Vin Sharon Lee UC Davis
Paul K. Lee University of California Berkeley (Cal) 
Jun Hwee Oh UC San Diego
Yea-Lyn Pak UCLA
Boram Park Dallas Baptist University
Candilla Grace Park Brown University
Jenny Ji Eun Park University of California, Davis
Phillip Park N/A
Yumin Park California Polytechnic State University 
Myung Soo Park University of Southern California (USC) 
Jean Rim UCLA
Candance Ro UCLA
Aaron Shim Univeristy of California, Riverside
Joy Shin UC Irvine 
Michelle Nari Shin University of California, Los Angeles
Hee Won Sohn Cornell University
Eui Hyeon Song Boston University
James Song Harvard College
Young Song University of the Pacific
Seo Hyeon Song UCLA
Esther Suh UC Berkeley
Jibeom Suh USC
Ruby Won Loyola Marymount university
Eunji Yang UCLA
Nicholas Timothy Yang San Diego State University
Ju Hyun Yeo UC Berkeley
Minki Yeo Baylor University
Geon Yoo University of California, San Diego
Michelle Hee Yoon USC
Se Mi Yoon N/A
Seonghyuk Yoon UCLA
Timothy Yoon UC San Diego
Joshua Suh UC San Diego 
Louis Park  

 Los Angeles - 2018

Name  University / College
Aaron Machua UC Berkeley
Gissell Jimenez UC Berkeley
Karen Argueta UCLA
Ariana Morales UCLA
Celest Sorrentino UC Santa Barbara
Monserrath Acevedo UCLA
Alesa Melenia Rel Menor UCLA
Berenda benitez Alcantara UCLA
Najilah Thompson Dickinson College
Allison Leggett UCLA

New York - 2018

 
First Name         College
SUNG JUNG Kim Yale University
HANEUL Ryoo Princeton University
NA HYE Kim Columbia University
JASON Hong Princeton University
KRISTINE(AH-HYUN) Yu Princeton University
KAYLA Chung Drexel University
HAESOO(ANGELINA) Kim Fairfield University
JUSTIN(JUNGWOON) Yeo Princeton University
JEFFREY(JAE-SUNG) Cho Dartmouth College
MIN JAE Shin Johns Hopkins University
HARAM Im Adelphi University
HELEN Kim Stony Brook University
HARYOUNG Lee University of Virginia
JANICE Ryu New York University
CHRIS Choi Lafayette College
SUNG KWANG Oh Harvard College
DOKYEONG Kim Drexel University
GIYUN Kim New York University
HAEMIN(ASHLEY) Kim Fairfield University
HAEJU Jeong University of Southern California
CRISTIAN(ARIEL) Kim Cornell University
ESTHER(CHOI) Kim University of Pittsburgh
YEONJI Kim University of Virginia
SEUNGMIN Lee Columbia University
SO WHIE Chung Maryland Institute College of Art
KACIE Park University of Virginia
JOICE Im Johns Hopkins University
YUNA Choi Pennsylvania State University
JANE Min Hunter College
KATHERINE(MOUNGSEON) Sa Rutgers University
ANDREW(JUN) Lee Willams College
CLEOPATRA(CHAEYOON) Lim Columbia University
SEUNG EUN(ANN) Yoo New York University
HYEWON Yoo Pennsylvania State University
GEONHEE Na University of Maryland,College Park
JU YEONG Choi Stony Brook University
DONG(HYUN) Kim University of Virginia
HAN SEUNG Chun Rhode Island School of Design
ELIZABETH Kim Rutgers University
BRANDON(SANGBIN) Lee Bowdoin College
JANE Kim New York University
EUNJI Shin Stony Brook University
CLARA kim University of Hartford : Hartford Art School
JIHYUN Limb Carnegie Mellon University
IN SEOK Suh Maryland Institue College of Art
LINA Chiang University of Urbana Champaign-IL
ELIZABETH Choi New York University
IN YOUNG(ESTHER) Park Calvin College
JANICE Im Adelphi University(Honors College)
WONNE(PETER) Koh Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Atlanta  -  2018  

   
English Name  University
Catherine Chon Emory University
Chelsea Yang Vanderbilt University
Cynthia Park University of Georgia
Dan Kim Georgia State University
Dawon Song Rice University
Diane Kim Duke University
Doyun Kim University of Michigan
Elisa Jung Georgia State University
Eugena Faith Kim University of Louisville
Jae Won Kim University of Notre Dame
Jane Hyerim Lee Boston University
Jin Ha Jeon Amherst College
Joann Estelle Ahn Georgia Institue of Technology
Joseph Chang Vanderbilt University
Joseph Jo Georgia Institue of Technology
Joy Kim University of Georgia
Juliet Chihaya Harvard University
Lauren Hannah Kim Georgia State University
Mary Yang Emory University
Min Seok Cho Yale University
Paul Jung-Geun Han University of Georgia
Rubin Park Georgia Institue of Technology
Samuel Park Murrey State University
Seong Geun Cho University of Georgia
Seong Won Yu University of Georgia
Seoyoung Chang Vanderbilt University
Seung Bin Ha Emory University
Sharon Kim University of Chicago
Won Seok Suh Central College
Yejin Lim Texas Christian University