Who Should Apply?

Individuals of Korean-American heritage, between the ages of 30 and 49, who have achieved leadership positions in their chosen profession and also seek to learn from and connect with motivated individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. We encourage and seek applicants across a broad spectrum of professions. In addition, candidates should also demonstrate a strong desire to learn and grow while actively engaging in civic engagement and giving back to the Korean American community. The NetKAL fellowship is a nationally competitive process. Many will apply, but only 12 fellows will be accepted.

Tuition and Financial Commitment

The tuition cost for this five-month fellowship program is $5,000*. The tuition covers all instruction costs, digital/printed materials, field trips, and meals during the weekend seminar sessions.

In addition, fellows will be responsible for their respective travel expenses to participate in each training session, including air flights and housing accommodations. NetKAL organizers may recommend hotel accommodations to keep fellows together and out-of-pocket costs down.

With the involvement of premier professional coaches and experts, the true cost of fellowship is closer to $15,000 per person, but we have kept the cost down through generous donations of sponsors.

Some scholarships are available for qualified fellows who find the tuition and financial commitments challenging to afford. For more information, please inquire at netkal@councilka.org.

*CKA members will receive a 10% discount.

Important Dates

  • Application Extended Deadline: Monday, May 23rd, 2022, 11:59 PM ET
  • Results Announcement: Results to be announced on a rolling basis.
  • Program Start: Friday, June 24, 2022, 5:00 PM PT

Required Steps in the Online Application Process

  1. Complete online application
  2. Submit your Resume and Personal Statement
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (extended to Friday, May 27th, 2022)
  4. Once a written application is submitted and evaluated, the finalists will be notified to set up a Zoom interview


*Applications for the NetKAL XII Fellowship open in early 2023. Click the button below to stay connected with the latest news and updates!