LAS is a 501(c)3 Community Based Organization (Since 2003)

Our Mission: To promote cultural awareness and empower the Laotian American community by providing education, services, and resources in Georgia. Our Vision is to uplift Laotians as a whole and bridge the gap between the refugee generation and their children.

Upcoming Events and News

The Deadline has now passed and we will not be accepting any more.  If you missed out this year, you can always apply again next year.  We will inform you via email once we get the results from our external grading committee.

Thank you to the many sponsors and volunteers that have kept this program going for over 10 years!  Please join us at:
LAS Education Award Ceremony and Scholarship Presentations

Saturday, August 26, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

George Pierce Park Community Center
55 Buford Hwy NE
Suwanee, GA 30024

For Reference, we are leaving up the requirements for this year's grants and awards.  If there was any misunderstanding we apologize.  If you missed out due to timing or other issues, please refer to these guidelines as something to build upon for next year.
To be eligible, the applicant must satisfy ALL of the following requirements:
1. Must be of verifiable Laotian descent (1/2 or Full)
2. High School Seniors must have graduated High School in May 2017 or be a current college student with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
3. Must be a Georgia resident
4. Cannot be a recipient of an LAS Scholarship more than 4 times in the past, and NOT a winner the previous year
5. Must be currently enrolled in or accepted to an undergraduate degree program at an accredited University, Community or Technical College in the United States, with a class load equal to at least Part Time student, and a start date of Fall 2017

To be eligible, the applicant must satisfy all of the following requirements:
1. Must be of verifiable Laotian descent (1/2 or Full)
2. Must be a Georgia resident and currently enrolled in school
3. Must supply photo/scan of grade report and supporting documents
For Awards, the applicant will need to have any/all of these requirements:
  • Straight A's (GPA of 4.0+)
  • GPA of 3.0+
  • Perfect Attendance

Other accomplishments that LAS considers supplemental are:

  • Community Service
  • Athletic
  • Art / Music / Extracurricular Activities


2017 Lao New Year Dates

(Correction: Wat Sattha Dhamma is May 13-14)

(Correction: Tennessee Dates are different!  Please see the 3rd updated flyer below)


What a great turnout for our LAS Career Workshop! Thanks to all who volunteered and attended.

"The experience with the LAS was great. Getting to know groups of people with similar background and knowing that the LAS is there to support us really encourage me. The Career Development Workshop not only taught me knowledge on career development but also delivered positive energy would affect my daily life." - Y. Zhu, Attendee

Congrats to our outstanding Students from this year's EAC!

LAS held its Education Awards and Scholarship ceremony at the Clarkston Community Center on August 27, 2016.

Thanks to all the Parents and Students that attended our 2016 Honors Day where we recognized bright Laotian-American kids and awarded College Scholarships! Thanks to the Education board for handling all the nominations, the independent third party that judged the college applications, and our extended community for all the help and support with the food and refreshments.

This program is made possible year after year with corporate donations, contributions from generous individuals in our community, and of course the hard work of our LAS volunteers and members.


LAS Provides Tutoring!


STUDENTS! Do you need help on your Math, English, and Science homework? We now offer tutoring for grades K through 12 Monday - Friday by appointment.

For more info please email


Join the LAS Cultural Dance Team!


Hello parents and students! If you are interested in learning Lao Dance and wanting to perform at the upcoming Lao New Year Events in Georgia, please contact our Dance Instructor:

Elizabeth V: 404-218-1142



LAS Gives out Scholarships!


Laotian American students still rank below many other minorities when it comes to high school graduation rates and college admission.  It is our belief that education can help in the betterment of one’s life and also a springboard to becoming a productive member of society.  By stressing education and culture, LAS hopes that our children can break the cycle of poverty, and carry our mission forward.

If you would like to Join LAS and Receive Information on this 10+ Year Program, or Donate, please contact:

Lao Language Interpreting Services

Please note: LAS is a community based non profit organization comprised completely of volunteers. If you are an individual needing assistance with interpreting, we can direct you to one of our many esteemed community members, some of which provide this service as a profession or civic duty.

If you are a business or commercial entity looking for translation or interpreting services, we can only provide you the contact information of our established professionals under an agreement of fair business practices and timely compensation for those individuals. Thank you.

Please Donate to LAS!

Contact Us

Mailing Address:

Laotian American Society
P.O. Box 1558
Suwanee, GA 30024