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D.K. Kim Cambodia Scholarship Program

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Application Period

July 1, 2016 to August 24, 2016

D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation Scholarship Program

D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation aims to cooperate, along with the Cambodian Government, to reduce the poverty and develop sustainable human resources by providing Cambodian youth financial assistance for University studying inside the country. The goal of the D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation Scholarship Fund is to create opportunities for Cambodia’s youth that would otherwise not be available to them.  Scholarships are provided for Cambodia’s top students who have demonstrated a history of academic excellence.

History of the Scholarship

On October 21, 2011, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the D.K. Kim Foundation signed an Agreement with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport of the Kingdom of Cambodia.   This formally held agreement between the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Foundation is for basic guidance in cooperation and work between the two.   It has stipulated an initial 5 year project for the D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation Scholarship Fund, from September 1, 2011- August 31, 2016, at which point it will be reviewed by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport.  In this time, the D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation will work according to the guidelines and laws the Ministry has set for education to ensure success for the students it serves.  Under the approval of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation Scholarship Fund is prepared to provide scholarships for 150 students per year, and has committed to provide assistance in job placement once students have graduated.

The D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation will operate with a minimum budget of $1,000,000 (US$) over the next 10 years to finance education for Cambodian university students in need.

In 2015, the D.K. Kim Cambodia Scholarship awarded scholarships to 163 Students. Under the approval of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the D.K. Kim Cambodia Foundation Scholarship Fund is prepared to provide scholarships for 150 students per year, and has committed to provide assistance in job placement once students have graduated.    Among these students:

  • Had an average household income less than $3,000
  • GPA higher than 3.0; average GPA 3.44
  • Attending 16 different universities including the Institute Technology of Cambodia, National University of Management, Phnom Penh International of Cambodia, and the Royal University of Law and Economics
  • 35 have jobs outside of school (Popular jobs includes teachers and web designers)
  • Majoring in diverse subjects, including Accounting, English, Science and Engineering, Computer and IT, and Banking and Financing
  • Studying at all levels of undergraduate