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Letters from Recipients

Yeon-Woo Kim, Kilchai K. Yim Memorial Scholarship
“Because my parents got divorced when I was a child, I never received any financial support from my father. My mother is the only source of income for our family; however, due to the nature of her job, we do not have a very steady income. To make things worse, she had a spinal surgery a few years ago and is not in a good health condition... Moreover, I have a mentally retarded brother whom cannot socially interact or adapt to societal norms. Because he needs a guardian to look after him, I rush home every day, which makes it nearly impossible for me to make an income. ... After I graduate and start working, I will surely engage myself in voluntary activities continuously. I want to support poor children and allow them to have a chance to study and to obtain the necessities of life. In particular, I want to help the mentally disabled students participate in developing social skills.”

Buseon Kang, Susan Ruby Lamb Memorial Scholarship
“The company of my father went bankrupt and he had to quit his job there. Our family was in economic distress because my parents had relatives and families to support. This severe situation made me stand on my own feet. Looking back, I now appreciate this opportunity for me to grow independent ... I think it is only right for me to employ myself in helping underprivileged. I could always count on my blessings and I want to share this spirit with others by giving assistance to needy, using my knowledge and life learned lessons.”

Kyung-Joo Kim, Susan Ruby Lamb Memorial Scholarship
“When I was an adolescent, I worried and wondered a lot about my future. Until I was in high school, I had no prospect about my future. However, thanks to my counselors and teachers, I have been changed and found my vision in the field of education. They always listened to my troubles with open heart and showed empathy to my concerns. Since then, it became my dream to grow up to become a teacher who sincerely cares for her students. I have decided to become an English teacher and currently am enrolled in many education courses. Throughout my courses, not only do I want to improve my English skills but I also want to build a righteous character as a teacher.”

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