Samsung / Royal British Legion / British Korean Veterans Association Scholarship

The Scholarship fund was established by Samsung Europe, part of the Samsung group. It was established in memory of those members of HM Forces who gave their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953). It is intended that the Scholarship should help to strengthen the relationship between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

Further details about the Samsung / British Korean Veterans Association / Royal British Legion scholarship are available from :-

Glenis Inskip on 020 7973 7256. 

The Scholarship covers:

  1. University fees for post-graduate study in the Republic of Korea to begin in March 2006

  2. Maintenence and accommodation grants in the Republic of Korea

  3. Intensive Korean language course in the UK before departure

  4. One return flight ticket to the Republic of Korea per academic year.


Korean Study Scholarship given to Norwich Legion supporter

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L-R:   His Exellency The Ambassador of Korea Dr Cho Yoon-Je, James Armstrong,

John Hawthornthwaite National Chairman of the Royal British Legion,

George Gadd Chairman of the British Korean Vetertans Association

and Nelson Allen of Samsung

James Armstrong from Norwich has been awarded the 2006 Samsung/British Korean Veterans Association/Royal British Legion Scholarship, which was formally presented to him by the Korean Ambassador, Dr Cho Yoon-Je, on 21 October 2005. James, 21, graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Politics and Economics and will be starting an intensive language course in London before heading out to Seoul in January to start a Masters degree in International Relations. James said: "This is such

a great opportunity for me. I would really like to thank Samsung, the British Korean Veterans Association and the Royal British Legion for their generosity. I’d particularly like to mention Sue Freeth and Glenis Inskip at the Legion who have given me lots of help."

The innovative scholarship offers a unique opportunity for a post-graduate student to live and study in the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and is open to anyone who has a family link to the armed forces. It covers university fees, maintenance, accommodation, an intensive language course and return plane ticket.

The scholarship fund was established by Samsung Europe, part of the Samsung Group, and is administered by the Royal British Legion. It was established in memory of those members of the forces who gave their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953) and is intended to strengthen relationships between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea.

James, whose father served in the Royal Artillery and whose Grandfather was a Squadron Leader flying Lancaster Bombers during World War II, supported the Legion whilst at university and was involved in a Remembrance Sunday concert in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

The scholarship fund has been established by Samsung Europe, part of the Samsung Group, and is administered by The Royal British Legion.

A Royal British Legion’s Director of Welfare said that the scholarship, established in memory of those members of HM Forces who gave their lives during the Korean War (1950-1953), provides an unmatched opportunity to experience life and learning in Korea.

“The Samsung scholarship is intended to strengthen the relationship between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea, and the students we have sent in past years have come back very enriched from their experience,” she said.

The innovative scholarship offers an unique opportunity for a post-graduate student to live and study in the Republicof Korea (South Korea) for one or two years; and is open to anyone who has a family link to the Armed Forces.

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