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▲ (from left) Brain Park(KSD), Jason Jung(KSD), Elliott Reep(Carrollton Fire Department), Mark Haseloff(Carrollton Fire Department), Vic Humphrey(Carrollton Department), Suk-Chan Yoo(KSD), Young Sung(candidate for Carrollton City Council). Photo courtesy of KSD.
Korean Society of Dallas (KSD) is conducting second annual Carrollton Police/Fire Department Scholarship program.
Suk-Chan Yoo, the president of KSD, visited officials from the Carrollton Police and Fire Department last Wednesday, April 12th to discuss the details of the event.
KSD started the scholarship program last year. KSD selected five students who were children of the Carrollton Police or firefighters, and awarded each student with $1,000 scholarship.
KSD started the program to express its appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women of Carrollton Police and Fire Department. It was also meant to strengthen the relationship between the Departments and the growing Korean American community of Carrollton.
According to the press release by the KSD, they will select up to 8 students this year and award them $1,000 each. Carrollton Police/Fire Department will recommend students and the finally selection will be conducted by the KSD scholarship committee. Application is due by May 19th, 2017.
Award ceremony will be held at the Coyote Ridge Golf Club in Carrollton, TX. About 50 representatives from the Korean American community and another 50 representatives from the city of Carrollton are expected to be invited.
KSD’s Carrollton Police/Fire Department Scholarship program is a replica of the Dallas Police Department Scholarship program. Led by former president Michael Lee, Greater Dallas Korean American Chamber of Commerce (GDKACC) started the Dallas Police Department Scholarship program about 9 years ago. GDKACC awards selected children of Dallas Police officers with scholarship every year. The scholarship fund is donated by major corporations such as MetroPCS and Korean American bank named ‘Bank of Hope’.