In honor of Korn Ferry’s late co-founder, Lester Korn, the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist children of Korn Ferry employees worldwide with undergraduate or graduate / postgraduate study at an accredited college, university, or equivalent.
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Applicants to the Lester Korn Scholarship Program must:
Children or legal wards of the following individuals are ineligible to participate: Korn Ferry’s corporate executive leadership team, line of business leaders, regional and market presidents; country and office leaders, Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation’s directors, members and officers; and such others as the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation deems appropriate.
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Academic evaluation will include a review of the grade/mark average based on the grading system used in the applicant’s country and a review of the results of academic examinations.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America, the program administrator. In no instance does any officer or employee of Korn Ferry or the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $10,000 award. Up to 50 awards will be granted. The awards will be paid in U.S. dollars (USD).
A scholarship is awarded for one academic year and is not renewable. Recipients may not receive an award in two consecutive years. Students are encouraged to apply each year they are eligible to do so. Only one student per household may be awarded a scholarship per award cycle.
All applicants will be notified in June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Korn Ferry Charitable Foundation. Payment will be made beginning in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following document(s):
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than April 21, 2023 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.