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The Hasang Scholars Program, an initiative of the Hasang Educational Foundation, recognizes students who can serve as positive role models and change the trajectories for their families, friends and their communities. We offer need-based Financial Aid Scholarships for the students who are at least 16 years of age. The scholarships applications are due on June 15, 2017, and it will be bestowed in August 2017 if accepted.





To be eligible to apply for the Hasang Scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:

·         Being at least 16 years of age

·         Currently enrolled or accepted into a high school or an accredited college or university in the upcoming academic year

·         Demonstrated need for financial assistance

Hasang Scholars are students who demonstrate their desire and ability to overcome barriers and to achieve their goals. Your application will be evaluated on your:

·         Individual determination to succeed

·         Future goals and plans to achieve them

·         Ability to communicate the hardships you have overcome or currently face

·         Self motivation in completing challenging coursework

·         Demonstrated need for financial assistance



How to Apply


1.      Completing the application and the consent form is the first step to becoming a Hasang Scholar.



2.      The applicants are required to submit the following supplemental documents:

·         Sealed official transcript

·         Personal essay

o   Why do you need the scholarship? Why do you deserve the scholarship? What are your academic goals? Overall/life goals? How would receiving the scholarship help you to contribute to the community?

o   Typed, double-spaced, approximately 750 words

·         Two recommendation letters

o   Include one academic reference (e.g. teacher, counselor, etc.) but excluding family and friends

o   Must be signed, dated and sealed

·         Copy of photo ID (e.g. passport, driver’s license, state ID, student ID)

·         For high school seniors: proof of pursuance of higher education (e.g. signed, sealed and dated admission letter from school counselor)


3.      Send all applications and appropriate forms to:

Attn: Hasang Scholarship Committee

Hasang Educational Foundation

675 Dursey Ln

Des Plaines, IL 60016



Procedures and Important dates


Once submitted, all applications will be assessed, and a group of Hasang Scholar semifinalists will be selected. Semifinalists are asked to interview with an independent selection committee on a designated date. After the interview, all information is reviewed by a Hasang Scholarship committee and the final scholars will be selected.

·         May 15, 2017 — Application opens

·         June 15, 2017 — Application deadline

·         July 1, 2017 — Semifinalists announced

·         July 8 – July 16, 2017 — Semifinalist interviews

·         August 1, 2017 — Hasang Scholars announced

Dates are subject to change.


If you have questions, you can reach us at:

Email: scholarship.hsedu@stpaulchong.org

Phone: 1-224-217-4842, Phone lines are open Monday – Friday from 10am to 5pm, CDT