|Title||Building Sogang’s Future Together: the 1st Jong Ik Scholarship Ceremony|
Building Sogang’s Future Together: the 1st Jong Ik Scholarship Ceremony
- 7 Scholarship Students Awarded 26 Million Won -
At 5 pm on Thursday, July 19, the 1st Jong Ik Scholarship Ceremony was delivered at the meeting room of the Jong Ik Scholarship Committee. The scholarship program is planned to support the tuition for the 2018 fall semester to seven students, through recommendations from the Student Support Team and the Jong Ik Scholarship Committee.
Yun Jong Ik, chairman of the Jong Ik Scholarship Committee, established Keukdong Gasket Industrial Co., a gasket manufacturer for cars, in 1975. Since then, he has contributed to the growth of the domestic economy by streamlining management through cost reduction, securing domestic manufacturing of gaskets which had been solely imported from Japan, and developing alternative materials to replace the imports.
In particular, Chairman Yun has been leading the outreach initiative, academic fund, and donation for disasters in order to realize his own business philosophy of giving back to society. His devotion in various social contribution fields is well-demonstrated by his establishment of the Jong Ik Scholarship Foundation with his assets.
At the ceremony, Chairman Yun said, “Despite the uncertain economic climate at home and abroad, youth unemployment has become a key issue. However, one can enter into society and make the first step toward the future when he or she gets a job.” He added, “I hope all scholarship students will exert their best efforts for a better future with own visions.” In his congratulatory speech, he added, “I will continue my efforts so that more students will be able to receive the scholarship in the future.”