The Angels Wings Foundation founded by Porntip Bui Simon announces our sixth round of Thai Scholarships to rising college students of Thai ancestry residing in the United States. The initiative behind the Angels Wings Thai Scholarship is to recognize and honor Thai American students who have demonstrated academic excellence, concern for their Thai community, heritage connection, and desire to continue their education. The required factors may be demonstrated through participation in community, high school/college, and advocacy activities.

Applicants for the Angels Wings Thai Scholarship must:

  • Live anywhere in the US
  • Be a graduating high school senior
  • Be entering an accredited college, university, or trade school for the 2023-2024 school year
  • Have an unweighted cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better
  • Demonstrate your aspiration through a 500-1000 word essay:
    How has your Thai background affected your personal growth? This scholarship is intended to help those with financial need, how will this scholarship empower you?

June 23, 2023

Click here to access an application online

Contact Amelia Williamson at

Angels Wings Foundation was founded in 2002 as a non-profit organization aimed at assisting the
underprivileged children of Thailand. Shaped from under the wings of native Thai philanthropist, Porntip Bui Simon, Angels Wings has built schools, provided educational scholarships, healthcare, and many other critical services for youth in Thailand.

“It has been my passion to find ways of empowering our disadvantaged youth and raising their potential. After being crowned Miss Universe in 1988, I served as the Good Will Ambassador to The United Nations during the Year of the Child and have been a spokesperson for UNICEF and UNFPA. In doing so, I was able to showcase the problems that arise when children grow up without homes, schools and the necessary education they need to become the future leaders and role models of tomorrow.”

Porntip Bui Simon
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