Objective

To recognize and assist outstanding high school Chinese graduates to reduce financial burdens for the 4-year college.

Applicant Qualification?

• At least 16 years of age at the time of application, lives in Metro Washington DC and Baltimore area

• Of Chinese Heritage

• Beginning full-time study at an accredited 4-year college educational institution in the United States in Fall 2021

• Able to attend the award ceremony at 2pm on Saturday, May 8, 2021 virtually. The link of the virtual ceremony will be provided prior to May 8, 2021.

Selection Criteria

• Academic achievement of a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)

• Leadership in extracurricular activities

• Involvement in community service

• Financial needs (Adjusted Gross Income on Form 1040 is less than $65,000)

• Must enroll in an accredited 4-year in-state college as a full-time student for the entire academic year 2020/2021

Rules for Applicants to complete the application (Required Documents):

  • • Email Sherry Hwang at shwang@pyramidsystems.com for the application form

    • Complete the application

    • Sign the application form by the applicant and his/her legal guardian

    • Additional attachment (if necessary) describing extracurricular activities, academic honors, and community service activities (maximum, 2 pages)

    • A biography

    • An essay of 500 words on “The Importance of Pursuing Higher Education?” typed in double-space and signed by the applicant and his/her academic guidance counselor on the upper right hand corner

    • Transcripts from high school capturing the coursework

    • A copy of most recent household tax return signed by taxpayer(s)

    • Two letters of recommendation from those listed as references in the application

    • Information on proposed 4-year college course of study (major)

    • A financial plan depicting all funding resources, such as family fund, college scholarship(s), government aid(s), and/or student loan to complete the 4-year college.

    • Application package must be post marked and sent to

    Mrs. Sherry Hwang, 2677 Prosperity Ave., Suite 700, Fairfax, VA 22031 or email the entire package to shwang@pyramidsystems.com on or before March 31, 2021

    • Application package will not be returned

    • Scholarship will send to the Financial Office of the college designated by the applicant

    • Award winners will receive notification by April 15, 2021.

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Award

2 First Place: $4,000
3 Second Place: $2,000

Additional Information

If you have any questions please email Ms. Sherry Hwang (許慧麗) shwang@pyramidsystems.com

Committee Members

  • Sherry Hwang
  • David Ho
  • Juliann Kiang