KIST Future Foundation and KT&G Scholarship Foundation Hold Scholarship Award Ceremony (January 5, 2023)
- Date : 2023-01-30
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KIST Future Foundation and KT&G Scholarship Foundation Hold Scholarship Award Ceremony
The KIST Future Foundation and KT&G Scholarship Foundation announced that they had held a scholarship award ceremony for KIST student researchers at the Courtyard by Marriott Seoul Namdaemun on the morning of January 4th.
A total of 33 KIST student researchers were selected as recipients, and were each awarded a certificate and a 3 million won scholarship at the ceremony, which was attended by Yong-Jik Kim, Chairman of the KIST Future Foundation, Sang-Hak Lee, Vice President of KT&G, and Eun-Gyeong Yang, Vice-President of KIST. The KIST Future Foundation-KT&G Scholarship Foundation Scholarship was raised with 100 million won in funding sponsored by the KT&G Scholarship Foundation as part of the science and technology talent development scholarship program.
Those selected for the scholarship include international students from six countries, including Vietnam, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan, as well as master's, doctorate, and combined master's/doctorate program student researchers with excellent academic and research achievements.
The KT&G Scholarship Foundation, a public interest corporation established by KT&G, has been organizing scholarship programs for 15 years. Hong-Pil Ahn, Secretary-General of the Foundation, stated, "The spirit of KT&G's corporate ideology has given us an opportunity to develop a more meaningful scholarship program that is in line with the values of KIST Future Foundation, which aims to prepare us for the future through science and technology."
Launched last year, the KIST Future Foundation is the first public interest foundation to be established by a government-funded research institute, and aims to promote master's-level science and technology training programs that broaden Korea’s science and technology capabilities and support social contribution programs through science sharing.