Get to Know the USA Wonmo Scholarship Recipients
Get to know the American recipients of this year’s Wonmo Pyeongae scholarships! You can read more about the official awards ceremony that took place in South Korea on February 5, 2017 here.
Jinil is a junior majoring in human services in Las Vegas.
“I am deeply grateful to receive the Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarship from True Mother. In the past two and a half years of college, I have had the blessing to contribute as the CARP chapter president at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV). Through this experience, I have discovered that I can’t truly be happy in life unless I am bringing joy to Heavenly Parent and True Parents. I know that I will continue to contribute to our movement in some way throughout my future. I am grateful for True Mother’s support to allow me to have this experience as I receive my college education.”
A junior from Los Angeles, Hitoe looks forward to becoming an art teacher.
“I was really happy and grateful that I was chosen to receive this Wonmo Pyeongae scholarship. I would like to thank Heavenly Parent and True Parents for giving me such a blessing. With this wonderful blessing that I have received, I would want to commit to living my life with the standards that was listed on the contract form. I want to improve my life of faith and work hard to comfort God’s heart and True Parents’ heart.”
Irvin is studying International Relations with a focus on Korea in Seattle.
“First I want to say a big thank you for all of those who were involved in making this scholarship available for us Unificationist students. I would say the two best things about this scholarship are that 1) I will have more freedom to invest into the things that really matter and 2) that True Mother saw my picture and application. It’s is very encouraging to know True Mother is supporting me in what I am doing in my life.”
Harumi is a junior from Chicago studying music education and choral directing.
“I am deeply grateful to be chosen as a recipient to receive the Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarship Award. Through this blessing, my goal is to thrive and invest into my education to be a vessel for others to feel our Heavenly Parents love.”
Liana HooksLiana is currently in high school in New Jersey.
Sarah JohnsonSarah is a college freshman in Kentucky.
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A freshman studying in Las Vegas, ChungBom looks forward to a life of public service.
“I truly appreciate and cannot express more gratitude to our Heavenly Parent and True Parents and everybody who gave me the opportunity to come this far and to receive this scholarship. I hope I can do my best to inspire all those who have supported me. Thank you.”
Angelica is a sophomore studying music in Las Vegas.
“Dear True Mother, Hyo Jeong World Peace Foundation, Family Federation for World Peace and Unification USA; thank you for selecting me as a recipient of the Wonmo Pyeongae scholarship. As one of this year’s recipients, I am grateful for the opportunities this scholarship will provide to support my dreams. My dream is to become a future leader of hyojeong culture. This scholarship encourages me to continue growing as a spiritual mentor, raising young CARP members to build a stronger foundation to become core CARP leaders, and will provide financial support this year to help me develop as a professional musician as I pursue music education on a more advanced level. I hope one day that I will be able to help students achieve their dreams to support True Parents as you have supported me.”
Kailey is a sophomore education major in Las Vegas.
“I feel so much of Mother’s love and heart through receiving this scholarship. I am deeply grateful and humbled. I hope I can use this great blessing to bless others and to do my best to make True Mother proud.”
Ilya is a freshman music composition major in Las Vegas.
“Thank you, Heavenly Parent and True Parents for the scholarship and I am truly grateful that I get to use this money for my education for school. I am glad that I get to really focus more on investing in important matters such as witnessing and spiritual growth, and less worrying about the college tuition. Knowing that I am backed financially gives me and my parents more reassurance. Thank you and God bless!”
Takayo looks forward to becoming a math teacher and currently studies in Las Vegas.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity to receive the scholarship. I will do my best to study well and invest in CARP so that many others can feel God and True Parents’ love.”
Pedro is a sophomore studying in Los Angeles
Ruta is a junior majoring in occupational therapy in Bridgeport.
“The gift of the Wonmo Pyeongae scholarship came at a time when I did not expect it and felt so deeply appreciative to receive it. It demonstrated to me the heart of wanting to support young people in improving this world, and receiving this heart provided a true incentive to try even more earnestly to do my part in contributing to that vision. I want to express my real gratitude and encouragement towards all that this gesture represents, and for the ways it will contribute to my life! Thank you!”
A sophomore from Florida, JuYoung is studying to become an attorney.
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Sung Soon is a senior religion and politics double major, studying in Bridgeport.
Josh is a freshman business major from Los Angeles.
“Thank you so much for choosing me as a recipient of the Wonmo Pyeongae scholarship. I am extremely grateful that my efforts in the Los Angeles community can be recognized. I know True Mother is not just thankful, but also relying on us to go above and beyond to achieve our hopes and dreams. So, I hope that all the recipients can continue to dedicate themselves towards moving the providence forward in their communities. Thank you again!”
Phebe is a junior writing major from Virginia.
“Higher education is a very empowering force in my life. A dedicated student is a student who has discovered for herself the immense value of striving, learning, and creating. I want to thank the Wonmo Pyeongae Foundation and FFWPU-USA, my district pastor, my parents, and my community who have supported me in the endeavor to become my best self and make an impact at my school.”
Jie studies computer engineering in Los Angeles.
“I’m really grateful to receive this scholarship. It really motivates me to do my study and CARP.”
Krista is a junior international relations major, studying in Bridgeport.
“I am so grateful for the gift of this scholarship and for all of the people who helped in creating and funding it. I know that for myself and so many other students being supported financially by the generosity of others makes our education possible. I sincerely aspire to support my community in return for all the support you have shown me.”
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Megumi is studying to become a chiropractor in Los Angeles.
“I am grateful for Heavenly Parent and True Parents and everyone else who made it possible for this scholarship opportunity. It’s really a blessing to receive this scholarship. I hope to stay involved in my community and share the blessing True Parents brought to this world while I pursue my academic education.”
Sachika looks forward to educating second-generation Unficationists in the future.
Ryota is a freshman media and arts major in Las Vegas.
“I was genuinely surprised when Rev. Doo, the local pastor called up my name during the scholarship award ceremony. Even though choosing to live a more public life was not an easy choice, I have to say I am blessed to be supported by our True Parents. Thank you and I love you, Heavenly Parent and True Parents.”
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Youngmi is a sophomore environmental science major studying in Los Angeles.
Esther is a freshman digital arts major from Portland, Oregon.
“I was surprised and grateful to receive this scholarship! Definitely I can see how God has been guiding and nurturing me on this path to make Cheon Il Guk a living reality in my life. Thank you!”
Gabriel is a freshman studying pharmaceuticals in Missouri.
“I was surprised when I received a call from Teresa saying that I was a recipient of the Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarship. It felt like a blessing directly from True Parents but also an encouragement from Heavenly Parent to continue to work hard. I’m truly grateful, thank you.”
Emily is a senior, pursuing psychology and dance double major in Los Angeles.
Takafumi is a freshman studying finance from Chicago.
Emiko is a sophomore nursing major in Seattle.
“Receiving the Wonmo Pyeongae Scholarship was a kind of encouragement that I had been hoping for. I feel empowered to give back to the Seattle community and achieve my goals as a student.”
Eiko is a sophomore animation major in Los Angeles.