MAKA Mission Statement

MAKA was formed in 1995 as the Mothers Association for Korean Americans to serve the young Korean American community in Minnesota. In recognition of it primarily serving the state of Minnesota and, more importantly, the significant service of fathers in the organization, it was officially renamed the Minnesota Association for Korean Americans at the end of 2006.

Its unchanged mission is:
To promote and encourage young Korean Americans to learn about and take pride in Korean Culture. MAKA seeks to achieve its Mission by:
** Providing scholarships and grants to deserving young Korean Americans.
** Facilitating connections and ties between the Korean community and the Korean adoptive community.

MAKA welcomes anyone interested in advancing our goals to joins us.

MAKA Scholarships 2017

The Korean American Scholarship for High School Seniors

The Minnesota Association for Korean Americans (MAKA) is awarding a limited number of scholarships to Minnesota high school seniors of Korean origin/heritage who plan to pursue a higher education. The Committee will review the application materials submitted by each student and award a non-renewable $1000-$1500 Scholarship.

These scholarships are intended to enhance the positive self-esteem of students of Korean heritage and to encourage their pursuit of a college degree. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

Click the link below for information on scholarships to be awarded to students who are entering their senior year of high school in September 2016, and will be graduating in May or June 2017. 

Scholarships >

MAKA Celebrating Tomorrow Dinner, March 2016

Each year in late winter, MAKA holds its annual Celebrating Tomorrow Dinner at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The event includes artistic performances and mentor speeches, but most importantly, the presentation of the scholarships to our high school seniors. 2016's meal was held one week later than February, on Sunday, March 6, and was a great success. For more details, click on this link:

Celebrate Tomorrow Dinner >