You will be asked to upload the following documents as part of your complete application.  Please send PDFs ONLY.

  • Essay #1 (400-600 words):  Tell us about yourself, including your academic and career goals, hopes and dreams for the future.
  • Essay #2 (400-600 words): Choose ONE for the following:
    • Tell us something that is meaningful to you and how this helps to define who you are.
    • What has been the greatest challenge you have faced, either personally or academically?  How did you approach it?  What did you learn?
    • Describe a memorable experience that inspired you in some way related to your academic or career goals. What impact did it have on you?
  • Most recent transcript(s) of grades (including grading scale); unofficial transcripts are accepted
  • Copy of SAT or ACT scores
  • Resume
  • Copy of your and/or your parents’/parent’s most recent Federal Income Tax statement (short form).
  • Copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR).  To obtain SAR, visit:

The following should be sent directly from one teacher and one adult on letterhead in PDF format to

  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a teacher.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from an adult who knows you well (i.e. coach, employer, pastor, etc.)


Application due date – March 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Interviews of Finalists – Week of April 25th

Award Notification – Week of April 22nd

Public Announcement – May 4, 2019 (Saturday) at KACF-SF Annual Gala | Final two awardees will be announced at our Annual Gala.

Karen Ha Scholarship Application