The United Hmong American Association (UHAA) Scholarship is a local scholarship established to assist Hmong students in their initial pursuit or continuous pursuit of higher education. The purpose of this scholarship is to contribute to the academic development of Hmong youth. Our vision is to empower any Hmong youth to become a successful, contributing member of their community. 

Basic Eligibility:

The criteria for eligibility includes: 

  • Must be a resident of Wisconsin  
  • Must be Hmong or of Hmong descent (at least one parent must be Hmong)
  • At the time of application: (1) must be accepted into an accredited college/university and/or (2) must be a current undergraduate student enrolled in an accredited college/university

Award – UHAA will be offering 5 different scholarships as listed below for Hmong students:


Number of Scholarship

Who Can Apply


How to Apply

UHAA High School Senior Scholarship

Five (5) non-renewable

Graduating high school senior already accepted as a student to a technical school, university or private college


Please fill out the online application for your perspective scholarship at www.uhaa.org

Please be sure to upload all of the necessary documents. 

Application materials will not be returned to the applicant once submitted.

UHAA Undergraduate Scholarship

Five (5) non-renewable

Students in their 1st, 2nd  or 3rd year of undergraduate 


UHAA Graduate Scholarship

One (1) non-renewable

Graduating undergraduate students already accepted into Graduate school or a continuing graduate student enrolled in an accredited public or private college/university


Zer Her’s Legacy Scholarship

One (1) non-renewable

Any students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree


Bouwer Family Foundation High Achieving Scholarship

One (1) renewable

Graduating high school senior with a GPA of at least 3.8 and already accepted as a student to a technical school, university or private college

*Must continue to provide proof of enrollment and grade transcript at the end of Year 1, 2, and 3 in order for disbursement of scholarship fund

$1,000 per year, up to 4 years ($4,000)

*Students may apply for all five scholarships if they meet the requirements. For example, a graduating high school senior may apply for the UHAA High School Senior Scholarship, Zer Her’s Legacy Scholarship and the Bouwer Family Foundation High Achieving Scholarship. 


The application deadline is February 29, 2024 – 11:59 PM CT. Recipients will be notified by March 22, 2024. All scholarship recipients are required to attend the UHAA Banquet on Saturday, April 27, 2024 in order to receive the award. The Banquet date may change and recipients will be notified if the date is to change.



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