2021 KAMPANY Scholarship Recipients
Please join us in congratulating this year's scholarship recipients, who have been awarded $2,500 for their resilience and dedication to service during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clara Pak is a third year medical student at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is a leader in the student-run free health clinic and involved within her local church. Before medical school, she spent two years as a volunteer teacher in rural China. She plans to set aside the scholarship to help pay her school tuition as well as use some of the funds to make and deliver meals to those in her community who are ill.
Jessica Lee is a sophomore in college at the School of Nursing within the University of Michigan. She is a dedicated student who devotes her time to many extracurricular activities such as CURIS, a public health organization that aims to address current world health concerns like COVID, and M-Heal, which focuses on building affordable models of medical equipment to low-income countries. Currently, she is working at the Pediatric Audiology unit at her university hospital, where she organizes hearing aid loaner reports to create a database for her organization. With this scholarship money, she plans to further her education in her undergraduate studies and higher education in graduate school to pursue her aspirations of becoming a nurse practitioner specializing in pediatrics and midwifery.
Yewoon (Esther) Choi
Yewoon (Esther) Choi is a current second-year medical school student at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). She graduated from Princeton University in 2019 as a chemistry major and a linguistics minor. In medical school, she was one of the student leaders for RWJMS Ambassadors, a 40-person group that is responsible for organizing interview days for applicants and Accepted Students Day for incoming students. She also served as one of the orientation coordinators, which consisted of planning a hybrid in-person/virtual orientation week for first year students. In addition, she was the vice president of the Asian Pacific American Medical Students Association. Lastly, she has been involved in research that focuses on the implementation of a family literacy program in an underserved community. She plans to use this scholarship towards her medical school tuition.
Ka Yeun Kim
Ka Yeun is currently a second professional year student at Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy at Long Island University. She is a student member of the College’s Scholastic Committee and College’s Peer Tutor. She plans on using the scholarship to pay tuition and continue to pursue her dream of becoming a pharmacist devoted to her community.
Joshua Yang is currently a sophomore majoring in Chemistry at Bergen Community College. He is currently interning at a doctor’s office, working at the front desk and interacting with patients daily. After the COVID-19 outbreak, he has been helping out with testing patients for COVID by checking in and organizing the patients as they come in for their appointments. He is also regularly tutoring students in math, English, and the clarinet every week. Joshua plans on using the scholarship for his tuition at Bergen Community College and financially supporting his family as well.
Ye Seul Chae
Ye Seul Chae is a first year graduate student at Binghamton University, where she majors in a Master's of Science in the Family Health Nurse Practitioner program. Ye Seul is passionate about primary care and disease prevention in the underprivileged population. She was born and raised in Korea and came to America at the age of 19. She graduated cum laude from Binghamton University with Bachelor's degrees in Nursing and Biology, and obtained a Master's degree in Public Administration from Zhejiang University in 2016 as a Bai Xian scholar. As an undergraduate, she represented USA in the 11th Chinese Bridge competition for foreign college students. Her proficiency in the Korean language and Chinese language provides an additional area of expertise that is valuable to the clinical setting. She plans on using the scholarship towards purchasing course textbooks and a cardiology stethoscope that will aid her in serving people in need as a future nurse practitioner.
Charles Kim is a 3rd year in D.O./Ph.D. program at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Prior to starting medical school, he received Associate Science in Nursing from Queensborough Community College, Bachelor of Science in Biology from St. John’s University, and served in the U.S. Army as a Healthcare Specialist. He is actively involved in the church community and authors two e-books in Korean about Christianity. He founded pawnnote.com, a website where students can share their study notes to help each other during the pandemic. The scholarship will help him further support his elderly parents.