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Undergraduate Scholarship Award for Academic Achievement and Leadership (on campus)

Korean Studies minor students are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate excellence in the study of Korea and display a leadership role as an undergraduate student around the campus. Each selected student will receive a $1,000 cash award. More on the Undergraduate scholarship

Graduate Scholarships  (on campus)

This scholarship aims to encourage graduate-level research and dialogues on Korea-related topics at Stony Brook University. $3,000 will be awarded per recipient and two positions are open every spring.The positions are renewable upon review. The scholarship awardees will be invited to an undergraduate seminar in Korean Studies to present their research. More on the Graduate scholarship

Korean Language Teacher Education Program Scholarship  (on campus)

The Center for Korean Studies, with the support from the Korean Foundation offers two students in the Korean Language Teacher Program scholarships every year.  More on the KTE scholarship

External Scholarships
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS)  

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. Students spend eight to ten weeks abroad studying one of 15 critical languages, including Korean. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.  More on the CLS program

Boren Scholarship 

Boren Scholarships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.  More on the Boren scholarship

Benjamin Gilman Scholarship 

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.  More on the Gilman scholarship

Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholarship 

The Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) invests in promising students with financial need who wish to study abroad. Potential applicants who meet our  eligibility requirements may participate on any international education program that meets their academic objectives. Scholarships range from $1,250 – $10,000 and can be applied for programs that run for at least 28 days.  More on the FEA program

Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program

The English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Programs place Fulbrighters in classrooms abroad to provide assistance to the local English teachers. ETAs help teach English language while serving as cultural ambassadors for the U.S. The age and academic level of the students varies by country, ranging from kindergarten to university level. Applicants for ETA Programs can apply to only one country. Consult the table below for details on specific country requirements and numbers of awards.  More on the Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Program 


The Freeman-ASIA program is designed to support U.S.-based undergraduates with demonstrated financial need who are planning to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. The program’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents with first-hand exposure to and understanding of Asia and its peoples and cultures.  More on Freeman-Asia

Blakemore Freeman Fellowships 

Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $18 million in grants to college graduates, graduate students and working professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive Asian language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.  More on the Blakemore Freeman scholarship

Korea Foundation's Korean Language Training Fellowship

The Korea Foundation provides foreign scholars and graduate students of Korean studies and those working in Korea-related fields abroad with an opportunity to learn Korean systematically in a Korean language immersion program at Korean universities.  More on the Korean Language Training Fellowship

Korean Government Scholarships 

The purpose of the Korean Government scholarships are to provide international students with opportunities to conduct advanced studies in undergraduate & graduate programs at higher educational institutions in the Republic of Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between countries. 170 persons are selected for the undergraduate course and 700 persons for the graduate course.  More on the Korean Government scholarships