2016-2017 Recipient

Congratulations to Jasmine Vang for being the recipient of the 2016-2017 Hmong Students Association of Carolina Scholarship!

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“Thank you for selecting me as your 2016-2017 Scholarship winner. It is an honor to be awarded with this opportunity. I am extremely grateful and hope to give back to the community as much as HSAC has. I will be continuing my education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a business major.”

Special thanks to the 2016-2017 HSAC club members, our supporting alumni Cherish Khang, and our club advisor Dr. Rachel Willis for their continuous hard-work and dedication that made this scholarship possible.

We would also like to thank our sponsors, Duck’n Good, Food Place, Southeast Oriental Market, and Elite Family Eye Care for their generous contributions.

HSAC is proud to grant this award to a fellow Hmong student and we hope that the Hmong community continues to support us in our mission to propagate higher education.


The Hmong Student Association of Carolina (HSAC) values the passion to help our community. This year, HSAC would like to reward a selected individual for his or her community values. The HSAC Scholarship provides a selected Hmong high school senior based on his or her passion to help the community and pursue higher education with a small grant to help in his or her educational endeavors.

Criteria for Application

To be eligible to apply for the HSAC Scholarship, candidates must meet all the listed criteria:

  • Be a resident of North Carolina
  • Must identify as Hmong
  • Must be graduating from an accredited high school this academic year (2016-2017)
  • Have a minimum 2.5 GPA unweighted
  • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited 2-year or 4-year institution in North Carolina in the fall following his or her graduation from high school
  • Contingent on his or her acceptance to the institution of his or her choice


The HSAC Scholarship is non-renewable and will be disbursed by early May. The scholarship is contingent on the recipient’s acceptance to the institution of his or her choice by providing a letter of acceptance as confirmation.


The scholarship awarded will be $500 paid to the institution of the recipient’s choice.


The application opens October 31st, 2016 and the final deadline is January 31st, 2017. After this date, applications will no longer be accepted. The selection committee will use this time to review all submitted entries.


The final recipient will be notified by email by March 31st.

Please contact the head of the scholarship committee by email at kou.yang@unc.edu with any questions.


Click Here to Apply for the Scholarship