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Lindsay Lloyd North Korea Freedom Scholarship


The Lindsay Lloyd North Korea Freedom Scholarship (supported by the George W. Bush Foundation) provides one or more annual scholarships for up to $15,000 to lawful permanent residents of the United States, U.S. citizens or refugees who were born in North Korea pursuing an educational program in the United States or its possessions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must demonstrate legal status as lawful permanent residents of the United States, U.S. citizenship, or refugee status.
  • Birth in North Korea or be immediate family members of someone who was born in North Korea prior to legal immigration to the United States.

Selection Criteria
Selection criteria includes community participation, letters of recommendation, essay response, and financial need. Applicants are encouraged to submit at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic mentor. While at least one letter of recommendation from a teacher or academic mentor is preferred, letters of recommendation may come from a coaches, employers, mentors, etc.

PhD candidates and graduate students are eligible to apply, but preference will be given to applicants seeking 4-year, 2-year, trade or vocational degrees.

Note: This scholarship may be renewed on an annual basis by completing the scholarship application in full. Renewal applications will be reviewed alongside first-time applicants.

Award: Varies

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