Mapae Grant Award 

                                 World History Digital Education Foundation [WHDE]

                                            Korean War Legacy Foundation [KWLF]

The World History Digital Education Foundation and the Korean War Legacy Foundation are honored to have a cadre of dedicated educators sharing information about Korea and the Korean War to teachers throughout the United States. To recognize the outstanding work of these teachers, we created the Mapae Award. 

The Mapae Award is based on the medallion used by officials of the central government during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). The King’s hand-picked special officials, called “Eosa” (literally meaning the official dispatched by the King)  traveled through regional areas on public duties and primarily prosecuted corrupt officials in the provinces. In most instances, the King secretly appointed Eosa, who were often the first prize awardee in Joseon’s national civil service examination called Gwageo. Eosa were given a medal, the Mapae, which identified their special status as the King’s appointed secret prosecutor and gave them the right to conscript horses for transportation to the provinces.  Eosa with Mapae were allowed to have a special access to  saddle horses kept at government-run post stations upon presenting their Mapae medal. The bearer of the medal, which was issued by a government agency called the Sangseowon (Office of Seals and Badges), was entitled to use the number of horses carved on the badge and was typically accompanied by a station attendant who guided him to the next station approximately 16 kilometers away. The attendant returned to his home station with the horse under his charge, while the traveler continued on his journey via other stations to his final destination. 

Similar to the Joseon officials, teachers who have been awarded the medal will be provided resources, based on the number of horses on their medal, to help them share knowledge throughout the United States about Korean history, South Korea’s simultaneous rapid economic development and democratization, and the Korean War.

One Horse

Qualification

  • Attend a WHDE or KWLF workshop and successfully complete all workshop requirements

Available Resources

  • Up to $500 to host a workshop for at least 12 teachers. Teachers may also propose a special project related to Korea or the Korean War.
  • Funding may be used for food, speaker honorariums, materials and/or room rental.
  • Teachers must submit a budget and be pre-approved before making any expenditure. Receipts or invoices must be produced before any payments are made.
  • NOTE: We are happy to assist in developing a workshop program.


Two Horses

Qualification

  • Successfully complete a workshop or special project at the one horse level.

Available Resources

  • Up to $1000 to host a workshop for at least 15 teachers. Teachers may also propose a special project related to Korea or the Korean War.
  • Funding may be used for food, speaker honorariums, materials and/or room rental. Teachers at the two-horse level may use $250 of the grant funds as a personal honorarium.
  • Teachers must submit a budget and be pre-approved before making any expenditure. Receipts or invoices must be produced before any payments are made.
  • NOTE: We are happy to assist in developing a workshop program.


Three Horses

Qualification

  • Successfully complete a workshop or special project at the two-horse level.

Available Resources

  • Up to $1500 to host a workshop for at least 20 teachers. Teachers may also propose a special project related to Korea or the Korean War.
  • Funding may be used for food, speaker honorariums, materials, room rental. Teachers at the three-horse level may use $350 of the grant funds as a personal honorarium.
  • Teachers must submit a budget and be pre-approved before making any expenditure. Receipts or invoices must be produced before any payments are made.
  • NOTE: We are happy to assist teachers in developing a workshop program.


Four Horses

Qualification

  • Teachers at the four-horse level are trusted regular consultants for the foundation. All teachers at this level will go through an application and interview process.

Available Resources

  • Teachers at the four-horse level will be tasked with special projects and will be given an appropriate budget to complete all tasks.


Five Horses

Qualification

  • Teachers at the five-horse level are project managers who have shown excellent leadership qualities.

Available Resources

  • Teachers at the five-horse level will develop special projects and workshops and will be given an appropriate budget to complete all tasks.
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The Korean War Legacy Foundation seeks to reward teachers who contribute interviews to the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial.
The Korean War Legacy Senior Teacher Fellowship program is available for fellows who have completed one year of the fellowship, successfully crafting online resources for students teachers and the public to learn about the Korean War and modern Korea. 
The Korean War Legacy Fellowship program will develop online resources for students teachers and the public to learn about the Korean War and modern Korea. 

We are pleased to invite you to nominate a candidate for the 2016 Pledge to Remember Scholarship Program sponsored by the Korean War Legacy Foundation, Inc. and the Ministry of Patriots of Veteran Affairs of South Korea.

 Finalist for this scholarship will be chosen on the basis of character, leadership, archival contributions, civic duty to their community, and scholarship. Each recipient is eligible for a one-time scholarship ranging from $500-$1,000 that may be used at any accredited college or university the student chooses to attend.

 Each accredited education program may nominate more than one student[K4] . The following page of the application details eligibility and application procedures; please read and follow it carefully. All applications must be postmarked or received by Friday June 3rd, 2016. No exceptions will be made and incomplete applications will be disqualified. This will ensure the program time to review all candidates and announce the recipients in a timely manner.

The winner of the scholarship will be notified by email in early May. We will ask the winners of this scholarship to submit a video explaining why they joined the program, and what impact it has had on their lives.

Please do not hesitate to contact the foundation with any questions. We look forward to receiving your school’s applications.

Thank you so much for contributing a transcription to the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial.  You are a key part of making this memorial more accessible.  
Thank you for participation in this year's conference.  Please use this form to submit your lesson plan or presentation.  You may also use this form as a place to show off all the ways you are incorporating veterans into the classroom.  We will choose teachers for the research trip to South Korea based off your submissions.
This form allows you to request a veteran interview for transcription.  Choose a veteran from www.kwvdm.org that does not have a bio next to his/her video.  Complete this form, and we will notify you that the veteran is reserved for you.
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Use this form to submit any video interviews and/or artifacts to the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial.  
This application is for the 4th Annual Youth Corps Convention taking place in Orlando, Florida from June 21-24, 2016. 

Details on the guidelines for the required submission of an interview can be found on our website.
After you have been accepted please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.

As part of your registration please contact GAE Tour, Ms. Chaun at 770-455-9522 to arrange your flight. Ms. Chaun will work with you to determine the best flight. You will recieve your half of the reimbursment at the end of the convention.
After you have been accepted please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.
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Thank you for coming to our veteran event on June 22nd (12:30-7:30 PM).  You will be answering questions from 5 to 10 teachers from 12:45 to 3:00 PM. this is less of a formal interview and more of a practice session for the teachers.  You will then have a cocktail hour followed by a banquet dinner. At the dinner, you will enjoy several events including a formal POW/MIA ceremony and a speech from Clifton Daniel (grandson of President Truman). 

To best accommodate you, please fill out the following form.

This application is for the 4th Annual Youth Corps Convention taking place in Washington, D.C. from July 11-14, 2017.  

All criteria must be met in order to be eligible to attend the Convention. Details on the guidelines for the required submission of an interview can be found on our website or Facebook page. 
After you have been accepted please fill out this registration form. This form is where you will pay your dues and give us other necessary information.
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