Greater Lowell Community Foundation Announces Cambodian Journalism Dream Scholarship Fund
Greater Lowell Community Foundation
Lowell, MA – As a new year begins, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation is honored to announce the establishment of the Cambodian Journalism Dream Scholarship Fund. This new scholarship provides funds for an individual of Cambodian decent who is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in journalism or communication.
Soben Pin, co-founder and publisher of the KhmerPost USA, established the Cambodian Journalism Dream Scholarship Fund through the Greater Lowell Community Foundation. Pin was born in Vietnam’s TraVinh Province during the years of turmoil that followed the fall of South Vietnam. With her own family disrupted by the consequences of the war, Soben along with her father, one sister, one brother came to the United States in 2000. After several years in California, the family moved to Philadelphia where Soben Pin excelled in high school receiving a scholarship to and then graduating from Penn State. While in college, she embraced Khmer culture.
“I understand the impact of what it means to receive a scholarship – it changed my life knowing someone believed in my dream,” said Soben Pin. “In today’s world, information is critical to our everyday life. From decision-making at a policy level or decisions for your own family – it is imperative to have individuals with trained skills in reporting/journalism that help guide you.”
“GLCF believes that investing in education for young people is a powerful investment in our community’s future,” states GLCF President & CEO Jay Linnehan. “This scholarship will support the dream of the next generation of Cambodian journalists.”
Based in Lowell since 2010, KhmerPost USA has printed over 1 million copies and now serves the New England region including the Greater Lowell, Lynn, Revere, MA and Providence and Cranston Rhode Island. In 2019, KhmerPost USA has expanded its circulation to Long Beach, CA. A recent television channel was launched in October 2019.
The first scholarship is scheduled to be awarded in Spring of 2021.
Donations to any fund at the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, including the Cambodian Journalism Dream Scholarship Fund, can be made online at www.glcfoundation.org/donate or by mail to the Cambodian Journalism Dream Scholarship Fund c/o GLCF, 100 Merrimack Street, Suite 202, Lowell, MA 01852.
Scholarships play a significant role in helping GLCF achieve its mission to improve the quality of life for the Greater Lowell community. For more information, call 978-970-1600 to learn how the community foundation can help a donor establish a scholarship. For more information on the Greater Lowell Community Foundation please visit www.glcfoundation.org.
The Greater Lowell Community Foundation is a philanthropic organization comprised of over 350 funds, currently totaling over $40MM, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life in 20 neighboring cities and towns. The Community Foundation annually awards grants and scholarships to hundreds of worthy nonprofits and students. It is powered by the winning combination of donor-directed giving, personal attention from its staff, and an in-depth understanding of local needs. The generosity of our donors has enabled the Community Foundation to award more than $15 million to the Greater Lowell Community since 1999.
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