Mission Statement: Cambodia Town, Inc.’s (CTI) mission is to advance the social and economic well-being of low- and moderate-income individuals in Long Beach by improving health access, revitalizing the neighborhood, and promoting local businesses.  CTI aims to use Cambodian culture, customs, and traditions to accomplish these goals, especially by educating the public.

The Rosana Chanou Memorial Scholarship:

Rosana Chanou was a founding member of Cambodia Town, Inc. (CTI). She continuously served on CTI’s Board of Directors from its inception in 2005 until her passing on September 22, 2020. Rosana’s dedication, hard work, and generosity to CTI earned her the affectionate nickname, “Mother of Cambodia Town.” As someone who believed her college degree was a critical element for her success in achieving the “American dream,” Rosana encouraged all students to pursue higher education. Cambodia Town, Inc. names its scholarship program “The Rosana Chanou Memorial Scholarship” in her memory.

Scholarship Program Goals:

The objective of CTI’s Scholarship Program is to provide Southeast Asian American high school graduates from the Long Beach Unified School District or nearby school districts with a scholarship to achieve higher levels of education. The program supports students with an interest in the history of Cambodians in Long Beach and a willingness to improve conditions in Cambodia Town through volunteer activities.

Scholarship Reward:

The scholarship amount will vary depending on the number and qualifications of the applicants.  The maximum individual award for 2022 will be $1,500.

Scholarship Deadline: June 30th, 2022


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a Southeast Asian American high school senior in the Long Beach Unified School District or nearby cities such as Artesia, Cerritos, Bellflower, etc. who will graduate no later than June 2022.
  • Must have worked as a volunteer at a CTI event such as the Cambodia Town Culture Festival, Cambodia Town Parade, CTI fundraising event, or community activity such as food distribution or street cleaning project. Other volunteer projects for Cambodian-focused non-profits will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Have proof of acceptance to an accredited community college, vocational/trade school, or university/college.
  • Minimum GPA 2.8.

Application Requirements:

  • Complete the scholarship application before June 30, 2022.
  • Provide a copy of their high school transcript.
  • Two letters of reference from school staff, an employer, or a community leader.
  • All materials must be received by the deadline date.

Mail the application to Cambodia Town, Inc. at 2201 E. Anaheim St., Ste. 103, Long Beach, CA 90804 or email to


Click the link below to download the Scholarship Application

*** 2022 Rosana Chanou Memorial Scholarship ***