Cambodian Health Professionals Association of America.
Promoting Health Through Service and Education
This Scholarship Program was founded to recognize deserving students in Cambodia, as well as college students here in America. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in Higher Education with the intent of having a career in the Healthcare Professions.
"Hello my name is Yi Chang. I was born in Taipei, Taiwan and my family and I immigrated to California in 1997. Currently I attend UCLA as a third year Biochemistry major in the College of Letter of Sciences and College Honors. I am an honored recipient of the Freshmen Alumni Scholarship and the UCLA Honor's Scholarship. I am also the director of UCLA MESH (Medical Experiences Through Service in Healthcare) where we serve the under-served. Besides my work in MESH, I am also the Martial Arts Director for the United Khmer Students in UCLA, a mentor for Khmer Outreach Retention Education, and an undergraduate researcher at Dr. Yibin's cardiac hypertrophy lab. I am currently actively volunteering for CHPAA activities in the U.S and Cambodia, and among other things, my team provides basic vital signs screenings at the Health in the Park, and I am pursuing the translation of medical education materials in Cambodia for CHPAA Mission. My recent involvement in CHPAA has brought new light into my life and it is a privilege to receive this honor."
"My recent involvement in CHPAA has brought new light into my life and it is a privilege to receive this honor."
"My name is Sunny Liu and I am currently a fourth year student at University of California, Irvine. I major in Public Health Science and International Studies with a minor in Medical Anthropology. My previous experiences volunteering abroad in medical settings, among people with economic and social disadvantages, have helped me discover my passion in international health. Currently, I am completing my senior honor's thesis to investigate the political, socio-economical and cultural factors that affect the rate and effectiveness of medical response after a natural disaster. My hope is to one day, provide a strategic and sustainable solution to provide medical care to countries of lower socio-economic status. Post graduation, I will be joining the Peace Corps with an incredible opportunity to serve a two-yer term in the areas of Health Education & Youth Development. I plan to further my education in Epidemiology and the field of Global Health. It is my honor to be selected among other talented application. I admire CHPAA's firm belief and investment in supporting health education among youth of the next generation. This is an incredible encouragement."
"I admire CHPAA's firm belief and investment in supporting health education among youth of the next generation. This is an incredible encouragement."
"My name is Richard Kong. Originating from the city of Paramount, California. I was raised under humble beginnings and conditions that one may deem impoverished. To me it was an experience that was necessary in shaping the person I am today. I worked hard as a student and as a son. My mother who bore a total of four children was the person who I drew my strength from. During those times she worked very hard to put food on our table. Always emphasizing the importance of education, my mother encouraged me to strive to become someone. She taught me the importance of heritage and family. While growing up, I had always had an interest in computers. The idea of problem solving and being hands on is the kind of work I have always enjoyed. Although, it was fun at the time, I considered this type of work as a hobby. It wasn't until I found dentistry did I learn of my passion. The concepts that apply to computer repair also applied to the field of dentistry. The only difference is in dentistry there is an instant gratitude that you receive when fixing one's teeth. This is why I wish to pursue a career in dentistry. CHPAA is like "family" to me. I am always happy to assist in any way I can; I sincerely thank the scholarship committee for choosing me as a recipient among so many others who are equally deserving."
"CHPAA is like a "family" to me. I am always happy to assist in any way I can; I sincerely thank the scholarship committee for choosing me as a recipient among so many others who are equally deserving."
Christa Ky was the first recipient of CHPAA's College scholarship. She graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences in 2014 from the University of California, Irvine. Her interest in biology sprouted during childhood and continues to grow daily. In addition to her biomedical science classes, Christa loves working in research settings, where she is participating in revolutionary research investigating methodologies for anti-aging compounds to fight diseases such as Alzheimer's and Dementia. Additionally, she has been involved with CHPAA in various ways, including graphic design. After she obtains her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend medical school and pursue her passion of serving as a physician on medical mission trips around the globe. Christa dedicated this award to her parents, Kim Ky and Sima Tao.
"My parents taught me that true strength does not lie in those that never fall, but instead to those that always rise when falling."