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UPLIFT the Human Spirit Scholarship Program

Our community is very important to us and we believe in the value of higher education. Every year we offer three scholarships to students in Northern California. Our goal is to inspire and encourage students to achieve their educational aspirations, and to eventually give back and make an impact in their communities.

2024 Scholarship

The Uplift Scholarship is available to graduating students who will enroll in college Summer/Fall 2024. To be considered, you must submit a completed Uplift Scholarship application along with two recommendation letters and an official transcript, and meet all qualifications.  Awards will be paid out directly to students after proof of enrollment, details will be provided to recipients.

3 Award Amounts

* One individual will be awarded $1,000

* Two individuals will awarded $500

Deadline: All applications must be postmarked by April 19, 2024


Recipients will be notified by:

May 3, 2024


Direct all comments and inquiries to


Click here to apply online!

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Scholarship Criteria

Applicants Must Meet All Criteria Listed:

  • A U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident

  • Any person of Hmong descent

  • A San Joaquin County or Sacramento County resident

  • A high school senior, or current high school/GED graduate

  • Will be attending an accredited private/public college or university in Fall 2023

  • Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher

  • Winners must attend UPLIFT Scholarship Zoom Meeting


Scholarship Application Packet Checklist:

  • Copy of official transcript

  • Two letters of recommendation. One must be from a teacher.

  • A completed application (available he​re to download a hardcopy)

  • You can apply online by clicking here

  • You need a gmail account to apply

  • need to create an account on their site

  • Essay subject: Describe why you deserve this award. What aspect of the Hmong culture do you think is worth keeping for generations to come? 

  • Essay must be typed, 1 page Minimum, 2 pages Maximum, Single spaced with 1 inch margins all around, 12 pt font, *please include your name on header.


Drop off or mail ALL required documents along with the application to:


Uplift the Human Spirit

1743 Grand Canal Blvd, Suite 17

Stockton, CA 95207


Click h​e​​​re to apply online!

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