KAA Scholarship Opportunity

Designed by Stephanie Sok

Designed by Stephanie Sok


The purpose of the KAA Scholarship award is to assist local Cambodian students in the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) who are pursuing higher education through an accredited community college, vocational/trade school, or university either as a part-time or full-time student.


Two students will be selected for the following:

1) $250 non-renewable scholarship
2) 2 years of private academic, career, and personal counseling provided by professionally trained and licensed school counselors.


– Child of at least one Cambodian parent
– 2.5 minimum cumulative academic GPA
– Enrolled in the 12th grade in LBUSD
– Attending either an accredited community college, vocational/trade school, or university in the fall
– Demonstrate financial need


Entire application must be submitted by MARCH 30, 2015 and includes the following:
– Character evaluation forms (2)
– Responses to supplemental questions
– Transcript (please email 1 copy to khmeralumni@gmail.com)


Accepting Mentee Applications until January 23!!!

Credits to Stephanie Sok

Credits to Stephanie Sok


Any student may apply to be a KAA Mentorship Mentee, if you:

Are a current full-time student
Between the ages of 14-19 years old
Cambodian (at least 1 parent must be of Cambodian descent)
Minimum cumulative 2.0 G.P.A.
Internet access and computer with built-in camera
Complete and submit KAA Mentorship Program Mentee Application by Friday, January 23rd!
Complete and submit informed consent from a parent/guardian by January 24th
Attend 1 Orientation Day on Saturday, January 24th

We proudly present to you KAA Mentorship Program

This holiday season, we’re launching our first Mentorship Program! The program pairs up a mentee with a mentor from January to June 2015. Throughout this relationship, there will be contact via remote session at least once a month to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns regarding academics, career choices, or any life decisions.


The purpose of KAA ‘s Mentorship Program is to provide one-on-one guidance and support for Cambodian students. By doing so, KAA aims to promote enriching knowledge, professional development, experience and relationships that will help empower Cambodian students to succeed in their academic/career success, individual goals and lives thereafter.

Mentors and Mentees

Mentors are members of the Khmer Alumni Association who have filled out an application. After completing the application, the committee leads will notify mentors and have them go through a training session. Mentees are high school students who have filled out an application, which includes a parent/guardian consent form. Upon submitting the application, a screening process will take place and a selected group of mentees will be invited to attend orientation. Afterwards, the committee leads will notify mentees and mentors of their pairing beginning January 17th.


To apply, please click on one of the links below.

Mentee Application  **DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 10!**

Mentor Applicaton *Deadline passed on December 31st 

Khmer Hungry Games II

Join us Saturday, September 27, 2014 for KAA 2nd annual Cook-Off: Chea Plung (Catching Fire) from 11am- 4pm. Our theme for this year’s event is FUSION!

Come support contestants and their wonderful dish creations. We will have challenging games that will put your skills to the test and various prizes. You won’t want to miss out.

Want to challenge your culinary skill?

Come as a contender. Bring your specialty dish to knock-out the competition. 

Contestant Registration info:

Sous Chef (optional)
Address (recommended)
Dish (if known- can leave open)

Fusion dishes presented in first round only has two criteria:
One Cambodian ingredient
One non-Cambodian ingredient 

Top 3 dishes (selected by attendees) will proceed to the grilling round where mystery ingredients will be revealed. 

Registration Info. 

This event is open to everyone but space is limited- so don’t delay. Last day to register is September 22. Don’t miss out on this day of fun! RSVP now using the link below.