On Feb. 23, Doosan Yonkang Foundation (Chairman Yong Hyun Park) held the 2017 Doosan Yonkang Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony at the Hotel Skypark Dongdaemun, presenting 770 million won (or $670,000) in scholarships to 183 high school and university students.
The scholarships are awarded to disadvantaged students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance. Among the scholarship recipients, 81 college students will participate as mentors in the Doosan Yonkang Scholarship mentoring program, established in 2013, to support students from educationally alienated backgrounds at children’s welfare facilities.
“Through the Doosan Yonkang Foundation scholarship program, we hope to make a positive impact on the students and help them grow up to become invaluable members of society,” Chairman Park said.
Since its establishment in 1978, Doosan Yonkang Foundation has offered scholarships to students from disadvantaged or multicultural backgrounds through a wide range of scholarship programs. So far, more than 5,800 high school and university students have benefited from those programs.
Doosan Yonkang Foundation Chairman Yong Hyun Park delivers scholarship certificates to the students at the 2017 Doosan Yonkang Foundation Scholarship Awards Ceremony.