Scholarship foundation established by KU professors to foster young students holds scholarship awarding ceremony for fall semester 2016
Scholarship Foundation Seokrimhoe, which is comprised of KU professors, held a scholarship awarding ceremony for the Fall Semester of 2016 on Thursday, September 8th, at 5 PM at Inchon Memorial Hall.
Seokrimhoe awarded more than 127.6 million won to 47 KU students who were selected as recipients during the ceremony.
Founded in 1970 by KU professors with the aim of fostering young and promising students, Seokrimhoe now has 940 KU professors participating as active members. It is the largest of all the scholarship foundation programs at KU. Every year, the program awards around 100 students scholarship grants of 2 million to 5 million won per student.
Each year, the dean and the steering committee professors of each college and academic administration division members hold discussions in order to select exemplary students who excel academically despite their difficult situations as scholarship recipients.
Professor Ahn Bupyoung of the Korea University Law School said to the students, “This scholarship program is funded with the help of your professors, which is why I hope each of you will feel pride in being a recipient and your studies would lead you to your dreams. There are various environments in KU to support students, but nothing is comparable to the beauty of this scholarship program where students and professors communicate directly.”
Lee Namho, the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, said in his congratulatory speech, “I would like to thank the Seokrimhoe president and all the committee members for your true dedication to the students. It is important that the scholarship fund supports many students financially, but what is more meaningful is the founding spirit of the professors who started Seokrimhoe.”
Kim Minjin, who is a public administration student at KU, spoke as the student representative. “I’d like to thank the Seokrimhoe Scholarship and all the professors involved in this effort. As Seokrimhoe Scholarship recipients, we will do our best to become proud KU students, living up to the support of all the professors.”