The purpose of the Kor Memorial Scholarship is to recognize and encourage scholarship in fields of language study. Familiarity with Klingon or other constructed languages is not required, however creative and innovative applicants are preferred.
A $500 award will be bestowed upon an undergraduate or graduate student each year. Final determination is reached by a committee made up of the KLI Director and a changing selection of qualified language specialists. Formal announcement of each year's recipient is made at the annual conference of the KLI, the qep'a'.
Nominations are invited from academic department chairs/heads and/or deans. Each may submit only one undergraduate and one graduate nomination for consideration per award year.
All nominees must be full-time students at the time of the award and in a program leading to a degree in a field of language study. Nominees must show evidence of academic accomplishment and enjoy the high regard and respect of their supervising faculty.
Each nominee must submit an application which includes all of the following:
- A nominating letter from the chair, head, or dean profiling the indvidual's relevant accomplishments to date as well as potential or expected achievements.
- Two additional letters of recommendation from departmental faculty.
- A brief statement from the nominee regarding his/her goals and purpose with respect to the selected course of study.
- A résumé or C.V. highlighting the nominee's education, experience, awards, community service, and references.
Incomplete applications will be discarded without consideration. All materials must be received by June 1st of the award year.