Hanmi Dream Scholarship

Hanmi Dream Scholarship for At-Risk Youth Program is offered by Hanmi Bank to provide educational support to at-risk youths to achieve their educational goals. The scholarship is largely focused on supporting foster youths and youths from homes of domestic violence, but is available for other at-risk youths.



For questions regarding the scholarship program or to receive a copy of the application, please email Estée Song of Korean American Family Services (KFAM) at HDS@kfamla.org or call 707-714-0047. You may also download the application and submit it to the indicated email.



  1. Either a social worker, case manager or a guardian may complete the application on behalf of the student, if a student is not able to complete the application.
  2. Students currently attending elementary school (K-6), middle school, high school, college, trade school and/or graduate school are eligible to apply. School attendance verification will be required.
  3. Applicant should either be currently or formerly been in a 1) foster care program, or 2) homes of domestic violence. If the applicant is faced with a different risk, please describe the risk (ex. homelessness). Verification will be required.
  4. Applicant must demonstrate 1) financial need, 2) how they plan to use the award.
  5. Application should include a statement of recommendation. Personal statement is also required for students who are applying for or currently attending college, trade school and/or graduate school.


Hanmi Dream Scholarship will award scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to qualified students depending on the school grade level and the financial need. Scholarship program will be administered by Korean American Family Services (KFAM). Scholarship fund will be given to KFAM, who will be responsible for administering the Hanmi Dream Scholarship for At-Risk Youth program, which includes application acceptance and review, nominating the awardees and distributing and monitoring the awards.

Hanmi Neighbor
Volunteer Service Program

Hanmi Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Hanmi Neighbor Volunteer Service Program is a first-of-its-kind volunteer program in the Korean-American banking industry that is driven by individual employee participation rather than corporate organized events.

Hanmi Neighbor is founded upon our employees’ concerns and beliefs about volunteerism. When developing the program, we conducted a survey that revealed our employees' interests in helping organizations focused on Youth, Education, Health, Senior, and Community Development. Hanmi Neighbor avoids volunteer efforts that are directly linked to religious and/or political causes.

If you are a non-profit organization in need of volunteers, please email HanmiNeighbor@hanmi.com.

List of non-profit organizations Hanmi Bank has supported in the past:

  • 3.1 Society
  • Aga Khan Foundation USA
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation
  • AMPAC Tri-State CDC
  • American Red Cross
  • Arirang Festival Foundation of Orange County
  • Asian American Coalition of Chicago
  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles
  • Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, Inc.
  • Berkeley Korean American Alumni Association
  • Beverly Hospital Foundation
  • Boy Scouts of American, Los Angeles Area Council
  • California KAGRO Association
  • Center for Seniors
  • Chicago Arirang Lions Club
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Fathers Choir
  • Chicago Korean Dance Company
  • Chicago Mothers Choir
  • Chicago Sister Cities International Program
  • Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
  • Chinese American Association of Greater Chicago
  • Choo Foundation
  • Choong Chung Province Association
  • Circle of Friends
  • Distinguished Young Women
  • Dharmaraja Alumni Association of North America
  • Eastern Korean School of Southern California
  • Edison Chamber of Commerce
  • Federation of Indian Society
  • Flushing Hospital Medical Center
  • For the Troops
  • Foundation Communities, Inc
  • Garden Grove Fire Fighters
  • Gilgal Recovery Ministry
  • Global Children Foundation
  • Good Neighbors
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Greater Dallas Asian Association Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Dallas Korean School
  • Hanmi Family Counseling Center
  • Hanul Family Alliance
  • Happy Village
  • Hollywood Community Housing Corporation
  • Home on the Green Pastures
  • Honam Fellowship Association In Midwest, USA
  • Houston Korean School Board of Directors
  • Houston Youth Kor Us
  • Indo-American Center
  • Indo-American Community Federation
  • International Global Charities, Inc.
  • Irvine Police Association
  • Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Joint Chinese College Alumni Association of Houston Scholarship
  • Justice Speaks
  • KACPA Society of Southern California
  • Korean Alumni Association Council of Chicago
  • Korean American Association Chicago
  • Korean American Association of Houston
  • Korean American Association of San Diego
  • Korean American Bar Association of Southern California
  • Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles
  • Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County
  • Korean American Community Center Of San Francisco & Bay Area
  • Korean American Community Organization
  • Korean American Community Services
  • Korean American Educational Research Center
  • Korean American Family Services
  • Korean American Federation of Orange County
  • Korean American Foundation of Los Angeles
  • Korean American Garment Industry Association
  • Korean American Grocery Association of South Bay
  • Korean American Logistics Association
  • Korean American News-Reporters Association
  • Korean American Realtors' Association
  • Korean American Running Team
  • Korean American Scientists & Engineers Association, Silicon Valley
  • Korean American Senior Association
  • Korean American Senior Co-Operation Center
  • Korean American Senior Services
  • Korean American Society of Houston
  • Korean American Sports Council of Chicago
  • Korean American Traders Association
  • Korean American Women In Need
  • Korean American Women's Association
  • Korean American Women's Association of Chicago
  • Korean American Women's Association of Dallas
  • Korean American Women's Club
  • Korean Apparel Manufacturers Association
  • Korean Businessmen's Association of Houston
  • Korean Community Lawyers Association
  • Korean Community Services
  • Korean Community Service Center of Greater Washington
  • Korean CPA Association of Illinois
  • Korean Cultural Center of Chicago
  • Korean Cyclist Federation
  • Korean Dry Cleaners Association of Northern California
  • Korean Family Counseling Center
  • Korean Health, Education, Information & Research Center
  • Korean Heritage Scholarship Foundation
  • Korean Real Estate Brokers Associations Southern California
  • Korean ROTC Club of Southeast In USA
  • Korean Nurses Association of Chicago
  • Korean School Association of America
  • Korean Senior Citizens Association of Houston
  • Korean Society of Dallas
  • Korean Traditional Performing Arts and Culture
  • Korean Veterans Association
  • Korean Women's International Network
  • Koreatown Youth and Community Center
  • LA Senior Welfare Association
  • Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Los Angeles Korean Festival Foundation
  • Los Angeles Sheriff's Professional Association
  • Los Angeles Youth Network
  • Midwest Korean American Jaycees
  • Monterey Korean School
  • Mountain Movers Network
  • Naperville Park District
  • National Jewish Health
  • National Unification Advisory Council, Chicago Chapter
  • NBSDA Of North Texas
  • Northeastern Illinois University
  • North Texas Collin County Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce
  • Oasis Companies International
  • Overseas Korean Traders Association of Los Angeles
  • One Heart Women's Club
  • Pakistan American Council of Texas
  • Pakistan Association of Greater Houston
  • Pakistan United Parade Committee
  • Puente Learning Center
  • Rotary Club of Historic Filipinotown
  • San Diego Korean Parents Association
  • San Francisco Korean School
  • South Asian Network
  • South Baylo University
  • South Bay Ko-Am Senior Center
  • Southeast Asian Community Alliance
  • Southern California Filipino Dental Society
  • Special Olympics World Summer Games Organizing Committee, Inc.
  • St. Barnabas Senior Services
  • St. Thomas The Apostle
  • Strive Foundation
  • Taste of Annandale
  • Thomas House Shelter
  • Unification of Korea Academic Research Foundation
  • Union County Economic Development Corp
  • US China Chamber of Commerce, Dallas
  • USC Korean American Student Association
  • Valley Korean Real Estate Brokers Association
  • Valley Traffic Advisory Council
  • West Point Korean American Parents Club
  • Wheat Mission
  • Worldwide Marriage Encounter
  • YNOT Foundation
  • Yonsei University Alumni Association
  • Zam's Hope Community Resource Center