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HOME The Samil Foundation History
  • April 1959
  • Mr. Lee Jeong-lim and Mr. Lee Jeong-ho established the Samil Prize and Samil Scholarship.
  • March 1, 1960
  • The 1st Samil Prize was awarded in the areas of Natural and Humanity/Social Sciences, Arts, Technology, and other supporting Technical Work.
  • April 1961
  • The Samil Scholarships began its support for students of high schools, universities, and graduate schools.
  • August 1, 1966
  • The Samil Foundation was legally authorized.
  • June 1970
  • Korea Petrochemical Ind. Co., Ltd. began to fund for the Samil Foundation.
  • January 1981
  • The Samil Foundation started for aiding organizations engaged in culture, education, and social service.
  • March 2009
  • The Samil Prize marked the 50th anniversary.
  • July 2016
  • Established The Logo of The Samil Prize.
  • March 2019
  • The Samil Prize marked the 60th anniversary.
  • February 2021
  • The Samil Foundation started book publishing support project.