PLYMOUTH — Lakeland University has established a new scholarship that honors the legacy and contributions of Col. Yong Chue Yang, who led Hmong families to the Sheboygan area in search of freedom and opportunity.
The Col. Yong Chue Yang Scholarship will award $15,000 annually to student descendants of families who were displaced by the Vietnam conflict, who qualify for admission to Lakeland University bachelor’s degree programs and who demonstrate the qualities of community service and diligence Yang embodied.
“Col. Yang showed great courage, leadership and resolve in building opportunities in this community for Hmong people facing the most difficult of challenges as political refugees,” said Lakeland President David Black. “The qualities of wisdom and diligence that were modeled by Col. Yang and then exemplified by succeeding generations in the Hmong community continue to make Lakeland a better university.”
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