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SCRANTON UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP

Scranton Scholarship is for those in an undergraduate degree program in one's own country and it provides young women from developing countries worldwide with opportunities for higher education. The scholarship is given on the basis of need and is awarded to the schools that recommend eligible students for the scholarship.
The Scholarship was created in 2008 by the Scranton Women's Leadership Center located in Seoul, Korea. The Center is committed to empowering women to live up to their full potential and leadership with human dignity so that they may contribute to the betterment of their own communities and the world.

Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the Scranton Undergraduate Scholarship:
  • Applicants should be young women (18-30) committed to being leaders and have a strong desire in making differences in their own communities and the world.
  • Applicants should be the students who are recommended by the president of her school.
  • Applicants should be 2nd year students or higher in undergraduate studies and nationals of their own countries which must be among the developing Asian countries with a GDP of under 5,000 USD. And the schools should be partner institutions of Scranton Women's Leadership Center based on the recommendation from the United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia. (https://unitedboard.org/about-us/our-network)
  • Applicants should have received a grade point average of B (or equivalent to B) or higher in the previous year in college.
  • Applicants should to be able to prove financial need.
  • Priority will be given to Protestant/Catholic Christians.
  • Students who are in the programs of MBA, Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine are not eligible.
Undergraduate Scholarship Covers Tuition Fee Only
How Can You Apply?
If you are the student who is recommended by the president of your school, you may submit your application for the Scranton Undergraduate Scholarship through our website.
  • Please note : It is accessible during the recruiting period only.
Application Materials are as Below:
  • Application Form / Photo
  • Personal Essay (2-4 pages, double spaced, typed)
  • Official Transcript of Previous Year/s in College
  • College/University President's Recommendation Letter
Responsibilities as a Recipient
Undergraduate scholars are required to share their ideas, life stories, and updates throughout their studies with other young women who are in various Scranton Center's programs and activities for support and empowerment. Updating and posting their stories will help them to continually receive the scholarship in the upcoming years. This can be done through Scranton Center's website.
(More information will be provided upon acceptance.)
Special Opportunity
  • Scranton Scholars are eligible to apply to leadership programs and events offered by SWLC. These events help enhance one's leadership skills and provide the opportunities to network on a global level.
  • Undergraduate Scholars will be given priority for consideration for the Scranton Graduate Scholarship.

More Information

  1. Scranton Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded on an academic year basis.
  2. Students may reapply each year if they meet the eligibility requirements.
  3. The school is mutually responsible in encouraging the scholars to maintain their communication and responsibilities with Scranton Center.
  4. Scranton Undergraduate Scholarship is for tuition only.
  5. Scranton Scholars are selected by the Scranton Scholarship Committee among the students who are recommended by the president of one's school.
  6. Once scholars are selected, SWLC will send the scholarship to the school directly.
  7. If you need more information, you can email to scholarship@scrantoncenter.org