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College Scholars Dreaming Big – Winter 2019 Update

KKOOM College Scholars Se-Hee and YongHoon with Oak Tree Project Scholars

Fall 2018 marked special milestones for KKOOM’s two college scholars, Se-Hee and YongHoon. While Se-Hee just completed her first year studying Hotel Tourism, YongHoon graduated with his Social Welfare degree from an online university. In November, KKOOM asked Se-Hee and YongHoon to share highlights from their semester about their favorite class and what activities they participated in.

Se-Hee still participates in an English club with Koreans and foreigners. With positive fall memories, she celebrated Halloween and watched a movie together with her English club friends. Not only is she learning English but Chinese as well, which was her favorite class this past fall semester. Her semester scholarship of 700,000 won helped pay fees for her Chinese class and buy supplies to participate in a cocktail competition. Working hard to sharpen her skills, Se-Hee received the Storytelling Award at the International Barista Contest. We asked Se-Hee what she wanted to share with KKOOM supporters. She thankfully said, “I am always grateful for you to think about and take care of us every semester. I pray that you will always be filled with happy things.”

As YongHoon finished his last semester in college, he worked on weekdays during his free time. On the weekends, he attended church and played with the younger children from Samsungwon Orphanage. His favorite class was “PC Use” sharing that the class was easy because of previously receiving a computer certificate. Your giving helped YongHoon pay his rent and electricity bill. In his final KKOOM scholarship application, he said, “I will always be grateful to KKOOM! I always appreciate it and think of you often. It was very helpful to help me financially until graduation.”

KKOOM will continue providing two young adults with college scholarships in 2019. While YongHoon graduated in the fall, we are excited to have a new scholar starting her college career in spring 2019. With the new school year beginning in March, we look forward to continue sharing how your generosity helps improve the lives of young adults who grew up at Samsungwon Orphanage. To give to our college scholarship program, you can donate here. Thank you for giving our KKOOM scholars unlimited potential to dream big. 

With gratitude,

Grace Lee, Chief Administrator

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