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.
Award amounts per winner are designated by the donor. Check the award amount for a detailed breakdown.
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.
Award checks will be sent to the financial aid office of the winner's academic institution or future academic institution in their name to be applied to their tuition, and in the name of their institution (depending on the school's requirements). If the award is for a qualified educational non-tuition expense, we will work with the winner directly to distribute the award and make sure it goes towards qualified expenses.
Before we award the scholarship, the winner will be required to confirm their academic enrollment status. Depending on the circumstances, verification of Student ID and/or their most recent transcript will be required.
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.