Founded in 2000 by a small group of concerned Korean American community leaders includes Dr. Daniel Yoon in Philadelphia, PA, GPKASF began as a local organization with limited focus and funding resources. However, with the dramatic growth of Korean immigrant communities in the Philadelphia area and ever-increasing need for financial aids for Korean American students, GPKASF joined with Greater Philadelphia Korean American association in 2005.The Greater Philadelphia Korean American Scholarship Foundation (GPKASF) is a non-profit (503c), volunteer-managed organization established to:
- Provide scholarships to the Korean American students
- Encourage community and civic service as an integral part of leadership development
- Nurture the sense of pride and confidence in Korean cultural heritage and tradition.