Scholarship application

Hmong Community Higher Education Scholarship

Background
The Hmong Community Higher Education Scholarship was established in 2007 by the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association (WAHMA) with the primary objective of supporting higher education and rewarding academic excellence among students of Hmong descent.  The recipients must be good citizens, good role-models for others, and active members in the schools or the community.

Purpose
Education is the key to success. The purpose of the Hmong Community Higher Education Scholarship is to award scholarships to outstanding graduating Hmong high school seniors and current college students who are pursuing or will be pursuing a college education.

Scholarship Award
A scholarship award of $500 each will be given to two high school seniors and two current college students pursuing an undergraduate degree in an approved program of study at an accredited college or university.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria:
A Scholarship Selection Committee designated by the WAHMA Board of Directors will review the applications and choose the most qualified scholarship recipients. Candidates for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time college student in the Fall of 2010;
  • Be a resident in Marathon, Lincoln and Shawano Counties;
  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident (green card);
  • Be of Hmong descent;
  • Be a graduating high school senior with a GPA of 3.5 or higher or a current undergraduate student with a GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • Demonstrates concern and commitment to improving the Hmong community; and
  • Must not be a recipient for this scholarship award in the past.

Application Process
Applications are available in the high school guidance, college admission or student advisor offices.  Applications can also be downloaded via the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association website.  Students must submit completed applications with an official transcript of their grades and two reference letters to the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2010.

Announcement and Payment
In May, all scholarship applicants will be notified of their final status in the selection process. The recipients will receive a congratulatory letter from the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association with instruction relative to the scholarship disbursement process.  The high school students’ awards may be announced at his /her senior awards ceremony.  Awards may also be announced at an appropriate local community event or on the local Hmong radio.
Scholarship funds will be paid by the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association directly to the college or university the student will be attending.  Award recipients must provide proof of class registration to the Hmong Association office for payment to be initiated.
For more information, please contact:
 Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, Inc.
1109 Sixth Street
Wausau, WI 54403
Tel: (715) 842-8390

Hmong Community Higher Education Scholarship Application
Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, Inc.

This application must be fully completed in order to be considered for the Hmong Community Higher Education Scholarship.  The application can be downloaded through the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association website at www.wausauhmong.org.  Please read the eligibility and selection criteria on the guidelines before completing this application.  Please type or print in ink.  Include two letters of reference (not from a family member) and your most recent official transcript of grades.  Applications must be received by the Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association office no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2010.

Please complete the following information as accurately as you can:
Name of Student: __________________________________________________________________________________
Home Address: _______________________________         City: ___________________  State: ______   Zip: ________
Contact Phone: _______________________________         E-Mail Address: _____________________________________
Date of Birth: ________________________________          Place of Birth: ______________________________________
Citizenship Status:                   ____ U.S. Citizen        ____ Permanent Resident        ____ Other

High School Students:
Name of High School Attending: __________________________________________        City: ____________________       
Expected Date of  Graduation: ___________________        
Accepted for Admission by a College/ University:      ____ Yes         ____ No
College/University Planning to Attend in the Fall: ________________________________________________________
Anticipated Major: _____________________________

College/University Students:
Name of College or University Attending: ______________________________________________________________
City: _______________________________________          State: _____________________________________________
Dates of Attendance: __________________________          Major: ____________________________________________
Expected Date of Graduation: ___________________

 

Briefly describe your educational goals as they relate to your career choice:
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Please type your answers to the following questions individually in three (3) pages or less:

  • How do your anticipated career goals contribute to the improvement of life and well-being of the Hmong community?
  • Describe your personal and/or family circumstances that make it necessary for you to seek this scholarship for your education.

 

  • Provide a list of any activities or work experience you have participated, either in school or outside of school, including offices or positions of leadership held, honors or awards received, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.  A brief description can be included for each item where necessary.  A resume may be used in place of this list.

The Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association reserves the right to request additional information or documentation in order to verify any relevant facts.  A personal interview may be requested of the applicant.

I affirm that all records and information I have provided are accurate and true to the best of my knowledge.

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Signature of Applicant                                                             Date

Completed application package must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2010 to qualify for consideration.  You can mail, fax, or hand deliver your application package to:
                                    Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association, Inc.
                                    1109 Sixth Street
                                    Wausau, WI 54403
                                    Phone: (715) 842-8390
                                    Fax: (715) 842-9202
                                   

 
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