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Bank of Hope-Hope Scholarship Foundation Accepting Application for 2021-2022


LOS ANGELES, CA -Bank of Hope recently announced that the Hope Scholarship Foundation application period is now open for the 2021-2022 academic year. As a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting education, Hope Scholarship Foundation is funding $150,000 in scholarships to select collegebound high school students graduating in the current year. Hope Scholarship will be awarded to a total of 60 students in the amount of $2,500 each. As an affiliated organization, the Hope Scholarship Foundation seeks to provide educational resources to bright future leaders in support of Bank of Hope’s mission statement to foster growth in its communities as Bankers, Experts and Neighbors.
“As one of the leading Asian American Banks, Bank of Hope takes great pride in supporting education in the communities where it operates and has distributed $2.15 million in scholarships to date through the Hope Scholarship Foundation for the past 20 years,” said Kevin Kim, Chairman & CEO of Bank of Hope. “Through this opportunity, we hope that the Hope Scholars can be a ‘small but great hope’ for our students to advance their future despite various difficult conditions caused by COVID-19 this year.”
To be eligible for the 2021 Hope Scholarship Program, please refer to the guidelines listed below.
• Must be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the
Freely Associated States may apply
• Must be an incoming freshman at either a 4-year or 2-year institution
• Must have a minimum unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or have earned a GED
• Must demonstrate financial need and qualify based on income restrictions and limitations
(Scholarship Income Restrictions available here)
• Must be a resident of following counties and meet the annual income limit
• California: Alameda County, Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino
County, Santa Clara County, San Diego County
• New York: Nassau County, New York County, Queens County
• New Jersey: Bergen County
• Virginia: Fairfax County
• Illinois: Cook County
• Washington: King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County
• Alabama: Montgomery County
• Texas: Dallas County, Tarrant County, Harris County
For more information or to apply, please visit the Hope Scholarship Foundation page on Bank of Hope’s website. (https://www.bankofhope.com/hope-scholarship). Follow Bank of hope on Instagram (@bankofhope.official), Facebook (www.facebook.com/BankofHope.Official) and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/bankofhope.com). Applications are due by February 28, 2021 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
About Hope Bancorp, Inc.
Hope Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company of Bank of Hope, the first and only super regional Korean-American bank in the United States with $16.7 billion in total assets as of September 30, 2020. Headquartered in Los Angeles and serving a multi-ethnic population of customers across the nation, Bank of Hope operates 58 fullservice branches in California, Washington, Texas, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Virginia and Alabama. The Bank also operates SBA loan production offices in Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta, Portland, Oregon, New York City, Northern California and Houston; commercial loan production offices in Northern California and Seattle; residential mortgage loan production offices in Southern California; and a representative office in Seoul, Korea. Bank of Hope specializes in core business banking products for small and medium-sized businesses, with an emphasis in commercial real estate and commercial lending, SBA lending and international trade financing. Bank of Hope is a California-chartered bank, and its deposits are insured by the FDIC to the extent provided by law. Bank of Hope is an Equal Opportunity Lender. For additional information, please go to bankofhope.com. By including the foregoing website address link, the Company does not intend to and shall not be deemed to incorporate by reference any material contained or accessible therein.

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