SUAB HMONG NEWS (06/12/2018) – Hmong Service Center in Oshkosh, WI held its first scholarship award on June 10, 2018 and awarded 10 scholarships, $1000.00 each, to 10 Hmong students.
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“Scholarship has been on the agenda of the Hmong Service Center at least during my term for a long period of time and today is the day that a dream has become a reality. We have come a long way to get to where we are at today. I cannot express how please I am on the accomplishment. On behalf of the Board of Directors and members of the Hmong Service Center, it is our hope and vision to continue supporting and giving out more scholarships in the future.” Said Mee Yang, President of the Hmong Service Center.
Distinguish guest speakers included Mayor of City of Oshkosh, Steve Cummings, Chief of Police of Oshkosh, Dean Smith, Dr. Barbara Herzog from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and May Yer Thao, Wisconsin Hmong Business Commerce.
Hmong Service Center’s scholarship program is currently for Hmong students in Wisconsin only. “Our plan is to expand the scholarship program to include students in high school, college, and university” said Mee Yang.
The money put into the Hmong Service Center’s scholarship award program are from the two events (Hmong National Memorial Day Festival and Hmong National Labor Day Festival) held annually at the Winnebago County Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
“We will announce sometimes later in 2018 whether we will have enough fund for the 2019 scholarship award” said Mee Yang.