Yong Park establishes fund for Uni High fee waivers
The Yong Park Fund has been established in order to help make Uni High fully accessible to promising students from all backgrounds. While Uni is tuition-free, there are fees associated with the application, books, yearly fees, sports, and activities. The Yong Park fund gives us the means to waive those fees for any student who cannot afford them.
We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift that will support our school as we work to ensure that the Uni community is encouraged, stimulated, and supported in our pursuit of equity and inclusion.
Yong Park graduated from Seoul National University and immigrated to the United States in the 1960s to pursue a master’s degree in Accounting at Temple University. After graduation Mr. Park worked for decades as a tax auditor for the California State Board of Equalization, which allowed him to put three daughters through college at the University of Illinois.
Throughout his life, Mr. Park watched with great pride as South Korea progressed from a war-torn nation to one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. He credits this, in large part, to the country's focus, commitment, and investment in education and technology. Along the same lines, Mr. Park hopes to inspire future generations of students and life-long learners to pursue greater educational opportunities.