2. Important Dates for Year 2012 Competition
??○ Application period: April 2, 2012 ～ June 15, 2012
??○ First round evaluation at regional consular offices: June 18, 2012 ～ June 27, 2012
??○ Final round evaluation by Central Selection Committee: July 9, 2012 ～ July 13, 2012
??○ Scholarship Award presentation: September 10, 2012 ～ September 17, 2012
3. Required Documents
??(1) Application form: available at www.koreaembassy.org
??(2) Official school transcript of the very previous academic year
????※ If the transcript GPA is not on a 4.0 basis or if letter grades are given, the applicant must convert the grades into those of a 4.0 basis. Submit both the converted grades record and the official original school transcript.
??(3) A letter of recommendation from a professor at the applicant's institution
??(4) An Essay written in English by the applicant: up to 600 words (point 12, double spaced)
????※ Applicants must write under the following title: “How would you like to utilize Korean heritage in shaping your professional career?"
??(5) R?sum? (including records of awards, extracurricular and volunteer activities, leadership, etc.)
????※ Graduate students should list research publications and presentations in their r?sum?.
??(6) Applicants of music or art field only : either one of the followings
????※ Art student must submit a CD that 10 pieces of his/her original works are recorded in(The size and medium of works and the year when works were created must be specified in each work image).
????※ Music student must submit a DVD that a 20-minute long his/her own performance is recorded in. (Video or cassette tape will NOT be accepted.)
????※ Both CD and DVD must be submitted by one of the following recording types: Windows Media Player, QuickTime Player, and GOM Player.
??(7) Handicapped students only: documents to prove disability (such as copy of applicant's driver's license, recommendation letter by related organization, other supporting documents)
??(8) Only for Korean-American students who did not graduate middle and/or high school in Korea: either one of the followings (if applicable)
????※ School transcript for the Korean language course(s) taken at a high school in the U.S.A. and foreign countries except Korea (B+ or higher)
????※ SAT II Korean test score (700 point or higher)
????※ "Certificate of Proficiency in Korean (Grade 5 or 6)", available by taking TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) administered by Korea Institute of Curriculum & Evaluation (http://www.topik.go.kr).