Laotian American Scholarship Foundation

A nonprofit organization

$1,880 raised by 6 donors

94% complete

$2,000 Goal

The Laotian American Scholarship Foundation (LASF) has been granting monetary scholarships every year since 2008.  Our mission is to promote achivements in higher education and to strengthen the ethnic identity of Laotian Americans in Central & Western New York.

According to educational attainment data published by AAPI Data, only 30.1% of Laotian Americans in the US have achieved a high school degree or equivalent.  This percentage  decreases to 17.7% for Laotian Americans in New York State.  By providing scholarship  opportunities, LASF can help to improve high school graduation rates among Laotian Americans along with the encouragement of furthering their education.

We believe that our scholarship program will allow Laotian Americans to pursue higher education and lower the cost of a college education.  According to, the average cost of college in the United States is $35,720 per student, per year.  Scholarships will be crucial in addressing the ever-rising cost of college and LASF  wishes to continually increase their award amounts by at least 5%, year over year.  LASF strives to  provide multiple scholarships per year, all college-bound Laotian Americans (in WNY) that qualify are eligible.  Scholarships are awarded annually, culminating at the LASF award ceremony in the summer before college classes begin.

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Laotian American Scholarship Foundation

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PO Box 30705



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