Program Overview

The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is proud to announce the Emerging Leaders Scholarship (formerly known as CKA-KALCA Public Service Internship Program). This scholarship is a nationally competitive program to provide up to $3,500 in financial support for college students, recent grads, or graduate students who are interested in the Korean American community and serving in a public service internship program in Washington, DC or New York City area.

In addition to the scholarship, all awardees will be invited to participate in professional development seminars throughout the summer; meet with senior Asian American mentors; and network with other recipients to learn about the importance of public service.

Announcing 2022 Emerging Leaders Scholars!

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
World Neurology Foundation

Colby College
U.S. Department of State, Office of Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Georgetown University Law Center
National Network for Youth

Brown University
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Asian American Federation

University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Culture, Child and Adolescent Development Lab at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

United States Naval Academy
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

American University
U.S. Agency of Global Media

Columbia University
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
Department of Transportation


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