The Korean Ancestry Grants are awarded to students of Asian ancestry with at least one Asian grandparent. There is a strong preference for applicants of Korean ancestry. The grant is for undergraduate study at a well-accredited college or university in the United States. The minimum GPA to apply is 3.50. To apply for a Korean Ancestry Grant from The William Orr Dingwall Foundation, an applicant must submit the following information: a well-written statement in support of the applicant’s application, not to exceed 1,000 words; two or three recommendation letters; a transcripts; and an academic resume.
The William Orr Dingwall Foundation was established in 1994 by Dr. William Orr Dingwall, a professor at the University of Maryland and a widely-published scholar and researcher in the area of the effects of brain physiology on speech and language. Originally based in San Francisco, California, the Foundation’s operations moved to the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area after the death of Dr. Dingwall in January of 2004. Throughout their generosity, they offer financial aid.