September 18, 2022
Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA) is a non-profit organization that provides free medical, dental, and surgical services, as well as much needed health education to the underserved people of Cambodia. In the United States, CHPAA addresses health disparity through community outreach, health fair, mentorship, role modeling and scholarships. CHPAA awards annual scholarships to students who pursue careers in healthcare both in the United States and Cambodia. Students who are awarded these scholarships would have to demonstrate active involvements in community services, volunteerism, and strong aspirations for academic achievements.
The scholarship awards:
- For recipients in Cambodia:
- 3 CHPAA scholarship awards: $500 each
- For recipients in the US:
- 2 CHPAA scholarship awards: $1000 each
- 1 Linath Lim, MD Memorial Scholarship award***: $2000 (only Los Angeles county residents are qualified)
In evaluating scholarship applications, consideration will be given to:
- In the US, undergraduate students who are pre-health (Pre-med, Pre-dental, Pre-pharmacy, Pre-nursing or Nursing, and allied health)
- In Cambodia, students in healthcare majors (Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and allied health)
- Volunteer in community services, NGOs, and healthcare organizations, academic achievements.
- Applicants who are closely related to CHPAA board members are not eligible to apply.
- For Linath Lim, MD Memorial Scholarship, strong emphasis is given to community services and volunteerism. Eligible applicants must be residents in the greater Los Angeles area, and qualify under low to middle income individual/family as defined by the State of California. Driver license or ID card is an acceptable proof of residency. Applicants are required to provide an attestation of income confirming eligibility based on income requirement.
- Please provide the following:
- Completed application form
- A copy of school transcripts
- Your curriculum vitae
- For Linath Lim, MD Memorial Scholarship: driver license or ID, and attestation of income eligibility of low to middle family income
- Essay: 500-word essay. Tell us about yourself, your personal and career goals, and what contributions you see yourself making to your community.
- Please apply online via CHPAA website: www.chpaa.org
- Application must be completed no later than October 23, 2022.
*** Dr Linath Lim was an internal medicine specialist, and hospitalist in Fresno, CA. In early 2021, she passed away due to complications from COVID-19 infection, while taking care of numerous COVID-19 patients in the hospital. She was a killing field survivor who immigrated to US in 1982. She worked her way through college, and then medical school on her own. She worked with medically under-served communities, was one of the first CHPAA volunteers, and joined CHPAA missions to Cambodia twice. She was loved and endeared by her colleagues for her selfless contribution to providing the best care for her patients, and helping her fellow healthcare workers who were in need. This scholarship is funded by Enterprise Bank and Trust.
Any questions regarding this application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 5, 2022
Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America (CHPAA) is resuming its in-person Annual Fundraising Gala to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding and decades of giving.
Since its inception in 1997, CHPAA has played a significant role in our underserved community to promote health through education, advocacy, community health fairs, health forums and public service announcements. In this once-in-a-century public health crisis, CHPAA, a respected organization, represents an authoritative and trusted voice in educating our community about public health measures, vaccine, and misinformation about COVID.
CHPAA has been providing mentorship, training, and scholarships to aspiring pre-health students. In addition to our regular scholarships, a special “Linath Lim, MD Memorial Scholarship” has been established in her memory. Dr. Linath Lim, who succumbed to COVID-19 in the line of duty, was a steadfast supporter and steward of CHPAA. She was one of the first few members and volunteers for CHPAA missions.
We are grateful if you can sponsor and join us as 100% of the proceeds of this fundraising will go toward providing direct FREE medical care to the underserved people of Cambodia.
Seats are limited. Please reserve your tickets by October 28, 2022.
Please consider placing advertisements for your business in our Gala Program booklet. The booklet will be printed and distributed throughout the community.
On behalf of CHPAA, we urge everyone to go get vaccinated as soon as possible. The vaccines are safe and effective. Let us do our parts to end this pandemic together!
ក្នុងនាមសមាគមសុខាភិបាលខ្មែរនៅអាមេរិក យើងខ្ញុំសូមធ្វើសំណូមពរ ឱ្យបងប្អូនយើងទាំងអស់ នាំគ្នាទៅចាក់វ៉ាក់សាំងឱ្យបានទាន់ពេលវេលា បើអាចធ្វើបាន។ វ៉ាក់សាំងនេះមានសុវត្ថិភាព និងប្រសិទ្ធភាពល្អ។ សូមបងប្អូនចូលរួមចំណែកទាំងអស់គ្នា ដើម្បីបញ្ចប់ជម្ងឺរាតត្បាតនេះ។
Announcement of the passing of Mrs. Jasenka Stojic:We have learned with sadness of the passing of one of CHPAA volunteers, Mrs. Jasenka Stojic.
Jasenka is one of our most dedicated mission volunteers, who joined our missions with her daughter dentist, Liliana Stojic, DDS to selflessly serve the underprivileged people of Cambodia in three missions. She had special affinity with the young children and older people. Even though she does not speak Khmer and very little English, she speaks the universal language of “Love”, a “Love Without Borders”. Called affectionately “Mama”, she was a role model for her dedication and her huge heart. For that reason, she was voted as the sole recipient of the “CHPAA 2016 Outstanding Volunteer Award” at our 7th Annual Fundraising Gala on November 4, 2016.
Jasenka was born and lived in Croatia all her life. She was a medical student when she first met her dentist husband. They ended up having two beautiful daughters, one of whom is Dr. Stojic. Being a devoted mother, she believes family came first, therefore she ended up dropping from her studies to raise her daughters. Jasenka’s new adventure in the last few years with CHPAA has become the highlight of her life. She never missed a chance to tell her story about her CHPAA missions to anyone who would listen. Even during the last few days of life in the hospital, to quote Liliana, “her attending physician would bring Medical Students to “Mama” so that she could tell them about Cambodia and to inspire them with her volunteer work with CHPAA”.
She returned to her beloved Croatia during the pandemic in July 2020 after spending time visiting her daughter in California. Unfortunately, she contracted Covid-19 during her last hospital stay and she passed away just a few days later, on May 5, 2021.
Once again, CHPAA family is grieving for the loss of one of our most outstanding volunteers to COVID-19. We have lost a global citizen, a humanitarian and a CHPAA family member! On behalf of our CHPAA family, I would like to extend to Liliana and her family our most sincere condolences. May Jasenka Rest in Eternal Peace!
NEWS & EVENTS
Important Announcement !
***A MESSAGE FROM CHPAA TO YOU***:
SAVE THE DATE!! CHPAA 1st Virtual Gala WHEN: November 7, 2020 with pre-show @5:30 PM PST!
Please join us for a fun, interactive and entertaining night! We have amazing singers and artist ready to entertain you and your families. Please like and help share. Thank you for your continuous support!
***LIVE EVENT LINK***: https://facebook.com/events/s/chpaa-virtual-gala-2020/235352597913323/?ti=icl
We will have performances from Jay Chan Muzik, Boty Phen, Doung Virakseth Cambodia, Soup Pha, and Graffiti Gamer (Ritchie Kong).
Our deepest gratitude to our generous 2019 – 2020 supporters
|$5,000 and above|
|Thong Family Trust (Dara and Phillip Thong, trustees)||Lousiana Famous Fried Chicken (Mr. Michael Eng)|
|Alex & Cindy Lim||Vannarith So, MD|
|Salan Thong, PharmD|
|$1000 – $4,999|
|Eddie and Nancy Lim||Cathy & Cliff Moffatt|
|In Loving Memory of Bruce Chi||Truoy & Vinaya Nor|
|Kestutis Kuraitis, MD||Hein Nguyen|
|Kim Ton||Somaly & Jody Rawles|
|Kosal & Suki||PS Affairs|
|Lenich Lim||First Choice Bank|
|Linda Chang||Nicole Lim|
|Seang Seng, MD||Paul & Annette DiCarlo|
|Seng & Sodalin Lieu||Sopheap Tang, DMD|
|Stanley Black & Decker||Golden Donuts and customers|
|Tony Chi,DMD||Song Tan, MD|
|Yaling Erin Lee & Khoung Phan||Anonymous|
|Daniel Chan, MD|
|Robert Yaga, PharmD|
|$500 – $999|
|Denon & Susan Dang||Oeut Peralta|
|Frank & Vikki Hu||Brian M. Kar|
|Hak Heng Sheang Jewelers||Chea & Christine Lay|
|Heang Chhun Heng Jewelry||Nary Rath Dien|
|Leang (James V. Horn)||Natalie Mao & Family|
|Leng & Diana Tang||Sunni’s Marketing Corp (Sunnarak Thong)|
|Maklyka Kol||Neary Liim|
|Mao & Sovanna Chhay||Hai & Davyda Lim|
|Min Qin||Janet & Jeff Conklin|
|Newport Seafood Group Inc||Adrienne Fang, DDS|
|Sean Miller||Cambodian American Friendship Foundation|
|Stanley Lim, CPA A Professional Corporation||Cynthia Ly, PharmD|
|Sunthary Ly Del Castillo||Danny & Celestina Chen|
|$100 – $499|
|Irit Barak||Soksovanna Family|
|Jo Dion||Jennifer Leng & Eddie Quach|
|Kheng Tea & family||AP Designer Jewelry|
|Lay Siv Lak||Berly You|
|Leslie Khou||Carey Cox|
|Lily & Daraty||Daraty and Phonny Nhek|
|Lynne Porter||H’s Sport Shoes|
|Mark III Properties||Mengly Chea|
|Michael Eng||Mouk & Tary Lim|
|Nick & Connie Pheng||Naomi Granvold|
|Oeut Oeun||Peter & Anna Ov|
|Olivia Ngo||Network for Good|
|Patrick Keo||Kenny Taing (NY Life)|
|Payson Lederman||Adelmo Banchetti|
|Renato Galano||Alexander Lieu|
|Sam and Rose Chrouk||Anonymous|
|Samphoun Sar||Arthur Fine, JD|
|Sara-Vuth Ith||Chim Lieng Lang & family|
|Sary Ith||Henry & Helen Ung|
|Tha Heng||Hong Lim|
|Vannee Mak||In Loving Memory of Sou Lang Yeav|
|Melisa Seaberg-Alvarez, PT||Jack Zahniser|
|Chantha Heang & Family||Joe Akers|
|Denise Doering||Justin & Jason Lim|
|Jenny Cheng||Karestine Nga|
|Kyle and Katelyn Lee||Matthew & Maggie Heng|
|Kim Soy Nguyen||Neil Sullivan, MD|
|Carol Grabowski||Syna Ul|
|Pledgeling Foundation||Tevy Smith|
|Amara Im||Yanna Keam|
|Chan Buy & Jout Tom||Chanwantha Men|
|Channary Seng||DeAnn McAllan|
|Up to $99|
|Keang Meng||Sarah Ath|
|Kesney Say||Shabnam Rahimi|
|Sophie Wherrit||Shaun Lee|
|Amanda & Chang Tang||Suely Saro|
|Ath Tuot & Radina Tuot||Suzy & Randy|
|Celeen Hu||Teresa Dougherty|
|CK’s Donuts||Ve & Family|
|Dinasath Suon||Yun Yvnn|
|Jennifer Wertz, MD||Rachel New|
|Jout Mee||Soveacha Bun|
|Kerry Kol||Jerry Long|
|Kerry Ladd||Lak Lay|
|Lee & Shothonna||Ricky & Bopha|
|Lucia Navar||Beth Butler|
|Maria Mon||Lak Lita|
|Melvin Gonzalez||Robert Douglas|
|Michael Pollock||Sofia Morrison|
|Paula Finn||Jennifer Mauricio|
|Sal So||Jim and Annre Marie Garcia|
|Sanira Mao & Family||Luy Yee|
|Richard Kong||Moy Heang|
|Amanda Enos||Sandy Herrera|
|Frank & Vikki Hu||Lakers tickets|
|Clint Cearley||Charlie Chaplain painting|
|Linath Lim, MD||Candy assortment|
|Kompong Speu Province 2020 Operating Room Building Project|
Clifford & Cathy (Pich Boreth) Moffatt
Chea Lang Huon
Hang Chhay & Huy Ting Ung
Somboon & Pich Borin Manestitaya
Bo & Robin Sokho Chay
Tony & Kech Heang Taing
Guek Jou Ung
In Loving Memory of Lok Kru Pich Yohn
Kenny & Jenny Taing
Tony Chi, DMD
Gracie-Ann Dinkins, MD
Song Tan, MD
Omnicare Home Health
Te Tech Sroun & Leng Bun
Vic & Leang Heak Horn
Visal Nga, DO
Tea Suyheng & Chea Huymheng
Chamroeun Heng, MD
| Kompong Speu Province 2020 Mission Meals|
Louisiana Famous Fried Chicken (Mr. Michael Eng)
|Kompong Speu Province 2020 Patients Snacks & Water|
Golden Donut Customers
Lee & Sothonna
Hai Lim & Family
Chan Vuy & Jout Tom
Kheng Tea & Family
Denise D. Doering
Ve & Family
Suzy & Randy
Sanira Mao & Family
Ricky & Bopha
Lily and Daraty
Amanda & Chang Tang
|Kompong Speu Province 2020 Mission Canopy, Chairs, Tables|
Chea Lang Huon
SAVE THE DATE!!!!
Due to COVID19 pandemic, CHPAA will be hosting our very 1st Virtual Gala 2020 on Saturday, November 7, 2020 @6:00 PM PST.