Cambodian America

Southeast Asian Scholarship Up for Long Beach Students

Cheang SophinarathVOA Khmer

The Khmer Parents Association in Long Beach, Calif., is now offering Cambodian-American high school students a scholarship.

The Southeast Asian Scholarship, which has been offered since 1995, is eligible to students who have a grade point average of 2.75, volunteer in the community, and whose parents are from Southeast Asian countries.

“Only education can help Khmer children sustain themselves in the US,” said Chan Hopson, head of the association.

This year, there is renewed focus on Cambodian-American students, said Charles Song, a member of the parents association.

The scholarship fund is worth a total $20,000 and will be split into 30 awards between $500 and $1,500. The association hopes to give small gifts to students who do not receive the scholarship money.

Sinara Sagn, who won $500 last year, told VOA Khmer even a small amount helped her in books and fees when she transfered to community college. The deadline for the scholarship is April 23.

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