The Christian Scholarship Foundation of Greater Washington will be offering scholarships to Korean American seminary students once again this spring.

The foundation, which was established by the partnership of four local churches including Virginia Presbyterian Church, First Virginia Baptist Church, and The Church for All Nations, selects 10 to 12 scholarship recipients each year.

Those who are interested must meet a few criteria, including being a baptized Christian and “living a Christ-like life”; having completed college; being currently enrolled or attending a seminary; having a “clear purpose to serve the 2nd and 3rd generation of Korean Americans”; and being a permanent resident or U.S. citizen.

Applicants must also submit an application letter, a testimony of faith, two recommendation letters including one from a senior pastor, and a transcript, among other items.

“The history of Korean immigrants in the U.S. is growing longer, yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to find English-speaking ministers who can build up the younger generation in faith,” Ichon Lee, one of the chairmen of the board of directors for the foundation, said. “We want to focus on Korean American, English-speaking seminary students, and by giving them these scholarships, we hope to give our best in nurturing and building up Korean American leaders.”

The deadline for this year’s scholarship application is April 30.

For more information, visit