On the 6th anniversary of the founding of the Korea Defense Veterans Association, the Association whose mission is to support the ROK-U.S. Alliance and our Veterans is very proud to announce the KDVA Impact Scholarship Program for 2023.

Summary –

KDVA recognizes the importance of education, and the role it plays in personal, professional, and economic fulfillment.

The KDVA Impact Scholarship Program provides scholarships to KDVA members and their spouses, children, grandchildren (including stepchildren) to help them attain their educational goals so they can continue contributing to the ROK-U.S. Alliance and supporting our Veterans. Scholarships are awarded only for coursework from accredited, tertiary institutions (colleges and trade schools).

Ten scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $5,000 each per calendar year.


  1. Applicant must be a member of KDVA or the spouse, child, or grandchild (including stepchild) of a KDVA member.  Applicant can also be an Associate Member.
  2. Applicant must be accepted into an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  3. Applicant must be a high school graduate with a minimum of a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) (3.0 on 4.0 scale) in high school or college to apply.

Application materials include the application form (includes written statement of need and essay), official transcript(s), proof of matriculation at designated accredited academic institution, and list of extracurricular activities (includes leadership and community service).  The essay question is “How would you start and run a KDVA Campus Club at your school?”

Scholarship Application Deadline– The deadline for 2023 scholarships has passed. Please sign up to be KDVA member to receive announcements for future scholarship opportunities. If you have questions, please contact us at scholarship.kdva@gmail.com.


The funds will be sent to the academic institution for documented expenses and must be used between August 2023 and July 2024. These funds may not be used for prior academic expenses.

If selected, KDVA Scholarship recipients will provide: a) a photograph and a statement for use in KDVA publications, newsletter, website, social media, and marketing materials, etc., and b) follow-up information and feedback as to how the KDVA scholarship assisted in their education for use in KDVA research and marketing.