Who Should Apply?

  • At least 16 years of age at the time of application, lives in the Greater 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 2019
  • Able to attend the award ceremony at 2 pm on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at

Culture Center of TECRO
901 Wind River Lane
Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Telephone:   (301)869-8585

How do you apply?

  • Complete the application form and sign the application form by the applicant and his/her legal guardian and.  Email the application to Sherry Hwang at shwang@pyramidsystems.com
  • Attach any additional attachment (if necessary) describing extracurricular activities, academic honors, and community service activities (maximum, 2 pages)
  • Include 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
  • Include a copy of most recent household tax return signed by taxpayer(s)
  • Include 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, 2020

  • 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, 2020.

How do we evaluate?

  • 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
  • Must enroll in an accredited 4-year in-state college as a full-time student for the entire academic year 2019/2020


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First Place:  $4,000
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