SHOPPE is a Hmong high school outreach program in its seventh year and brings 15 high school students to the Stanford University campus for a 3-day 2-night stay. The purpose for this program is to expose high school students to a college experience in hope to inspire students to pursue higher education. Highlights of the program include: attending university lectures, a campus tour, a workshop with a Stanford admissions officer, and dinner with Stanford alumni. The program is open to all Hmong high school students who plan to attend college or pursue higher education.


This year SHOPPE will be held on April 11 - 13, 2014. Transportation will be provided for students in the Fresno, Merced, and Sacramento areas. More information will be released to those students about where they will be picked up.

How to Apply

A complete application includes:

1. The submission of an application form, by 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time Zone) on February 14, 2014 including an unnoficial transcript at: http://www.stanford.edu/~gaozong/SHOPPE_App.fb

2. One recommendation letter submitted by a teacher or community member by 11:59:59 PM (Pacific Time Zone) on February 14, 2014 at the link: http://www.stanford.edu/~gaozong/SHOPPE_REC.fb

Students will be notified of their status by March 1, 2014. Applicants will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of their submissions.

SHOPPE is open to all Hmong high school students who plan to attend college or pursue higher education. We encourage you to apply and join us for SHOPPE 2014.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, you can contact Stanford HSU via email at stanfordhmongstudentunion@gmail.com, or email Gaozong Vang [Stanford HSU Co-Chair] at gaozong@stanford.edu.