On November 27, UNIST held its annual Kyungdong Scholarship award presentation and ceremony to recognize and reward students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.
This year, the Kyungdong Scholarship Foundation has selected 10 deserving students to receive the 2019 Kyungdong Scholarship and each recipient has been awarded with a certificate. As part of this scholarship, one of them has been given the opportunity to participate in a student exchange program at an European university. Nine other recipients have also completed the four-week research internship via the UNIST-Harvard SEAS Summer Exchange Program in July this year. They spent two weeks each at Harvard and UNIST and learn about core research strengths of each university and to promote cultural exchanges.
“Studying at some of the world’s most prestigious universities will help you expand your academic horizon and develop the capacity to adapt to various educational settings,” says President Yong Hoon Lee of UNIST, who has been recently appointed as the chairman of Kyungdong Scholarship Foundation. “I hope that you grow up as gifted individuals to change the world.”
The Kyungdong Scholarship Foundation was established in 2007 as part of corporate social responsibility activities of Kyungdong City Gas Co. Ltd., the representative energy company of Ulsan city. As of 2019, a total of 139 students were granted scholarships to pursue their academic aspirations.
The 2019 Kyungdong Scholarship award ceremony has been attended by UNIST President Yong Hoon Lee (Chairman of Kyungdong Scholarship Foundation), CEO Jae-Ho Song of Kyungdong City Gas Co. Ltd. (Director of Kyungdong Scholarship Foundation), and other related guests.
The 2016 Kyungdong Scholarship Honorees:
School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
EunSeo Noh, Seung Hun Baek, Ye Rim Seo, NaKyeong Yun, JaeWoo Lee, and SuJin Jeon
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Yoo Jin Lee and HyeonSeong Hwang
School of Mechenical Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering
Seung Gyu Cho
School of Natural Sciences
Hyu Yeun Chu