Freedom & Democracy
North Korea is one of the worst places on Earth. Its citizens are subjected to widespread human rights violations and are denied fundamental rights.
“The desire for freedom, like the dignity of the person, is universal…. The North Korean people are pleading in silence for their freedom. And the world needs to listen. And the world needs to respond.”
— President George W. Bush
The Bush Institute works to advance policies that integrate human rights with national security and provides scholarships to North Korean refugees living in the U.S.
Lindsay Lloyd North Korea Freedom Scholarship
Established in 2017, the Lindsay Lloyd North Korea Freedom Scholarship is designed to help North Korean escapees and their children pursue higher education and build productive, prosperous lives. The scholarships are granted to students for vocational school, community college, university, and graduate-level studies. To date, nearly $300,000 has been awarded in the form of 75 scholarships.
Administered by Communities Foundation of Texas, these scholarships will support escapees in pursuing a range of educational opportunities, helping them to succeed and to build new lives in freedom.
North Korean scholarship eligibility requirements:
Applicants must be born in North Korea or be the child of someone born in North Korea; they must permanently reside in the United States as a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee; or be a North Korean escapee with South Korean citizenship pursuing a degree in the United States. Previous applicants and recipients are welcome to reapply.
Executive Director George W. Bush Institute
Kelly and David Pfeil Fellow George W. Bush Institute
Senior Editorial Advisor George W. Bush Institute
Senior Fellow George W. Bush Institute
Associate and Expert-in-Residence, Freedom and Democracy George W. Bush Institute
President and Co-Founder, Chelsea Piers, L.P.; Former Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
President, Freedom House
Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Managing Director, Jigsaw
Former Under Secretary of State, Democracy and Global Affairs; Senior Fellow, The Future of Diplomacy Project, Kennedy School, Harvard University
Founding President, National Endowment for Democracy
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, EmPath
Managing Director, The Carlyle Group; Vice Chairman, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Associate Professor, Cox School of Business, SMU
Adjunct Professor, SMU
President, National Democratic Institute
Chair, Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (ISGAP)
Former U.S. Ambassador to France and the Czech Republic
President, International Republican Institute
Former President, National Democratic Institute