The Education Award Ceremony (or EAC), is one of LAS’s most important events of the year. We give recognition and awards to grade school kids based on achievements like: Honor Roll, Perfect Attendance, Community Service, Sports Achievements and other Notable , LAS also gives out scholarships to promising Laotian college students and rising seniors, in hopes that they can pursue higher education, break the cycle of poverty that many of our people still live in, and hopefully return to give back to their own community. Students are encouraged to work on their grades, essay skills and volunteering, regardless if it is with LAS or not.
EAC is a program that LAS has been consistent with since it was first introduced in August of 2003, giving out thousands of dollars to bright, needy, and deserving students.
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 will carry our mission forward.
LAS would like to thank the many sponsors who have donated our scholarship program: UPS, Pak-Lite, NKK Design and Build, Chopstix for Charity, Chick-Fil-A, Wal-Mart, and many others over the past several years.