Grandmaster Nam K. Hyong was an avid supporter of education, in any form. He believed very strongly that the gift of education was the best way to elevate minds and lives. To pursue his education beyond the 8th grade, he had to leave his home in war-torn Korea at the age of 13. After many years of hard work, studying, and surviving on his own, he passed the exams to come to America, receiving a scholarship that changed his life.
This scholarship aims to continue Grandmaster Hyong’s legacy of support and passion for education in the fields of psychology, social work, or education. The ideal applicant for this scholarship is a hardworking, talented, motivated individual who wants to further expand their knowledge but may not have the means to do so.
We are looking for first-generation immigrants or first-generation college students who have a true passion to change their lives and the lives of their families - just as Grandmaster Hyong, Ph.D. was able to do. They are wildly passionate about their chosen field and would work in it for free; but getting paid to do a job in psychology, social work or education is a bonus. They are committed and dedicated to taking care of their family and appreciate all the blessings in life.
To apply, please write a personal essay answering the questions below:
The application deadline is Aug 21, 2022. Winners will be announced on Sep 21, 2022.
The scholarship award is $7,300.
The winner will be publicly announced on Sep 21, 2022. Prior to the announcement date, we may contact finalists with additional questions about their application. We will work with donors to review all applications according to the scholarship criteria. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their application.
We will send the award check to the financial aid office of the winner’s academic institution or future academic institution in their name, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school’s requirements). If the student's academic institution does not have a financial aid office, the student will receive the funding directly.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to verify their academic enrollment status by providing a copy of their most recent transcript.
If you have any questions about this scholarship or the Bold.org platform, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you as quickly as we can.
Yes. The terms and conditions for this scholarship can be found here.