Who Can Apply?

Chinese American presently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in High school in the Greater Washington DC area.

How to Apply?

  1. Brief Achievement Descriptions since the eighth grade in a chronological order.
  2. Short Essay on “What Have I Learned in My Leadership and Service Experience”, maximum two double-spaced pages in Chinese or in English.
  3. Letter(s) of Recommendation (minimum one recommendation letter), reflecting the elements listed in the Selection Criteria above.
  4. Latest School Report Card.
  5. Signed Agreement, by the applicant and parents (or guardian), for the Rho Psi Society Award Committee to verify applicant’s application (if needed) and to release his/her essay to the public.
  6. Applicant’s Correspondence: e-mail address, home address and phone number.
  7. Total application package should not exceed six pages (except School Report Card and Recommendation letter). Application package will not be returned.
  8. Application Closing Date: Application package must be post marked on or before February 29, 2024 and sent to:

Mrs. Alice Jao, 13306 Global Street , Bowie, MD 20720

  1. Award Announcement: Award winners will receive notification by April 24, 2024.
  2. The Rho Psi Society will host the Scholarship Award Ceremony on Saturday May 4, 2024 at 10AM EST at Culture Center
    of TECRO, 901 Wind River Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, and Tel: 301-869-8585. All awardees are required to attend the ceremony to receive their award.

Selection Criteria

Primary Elements [70%]

    1. Contribution to the Chinese Community in leadership and in service.
    2. Providing leadership and service in school and in general public communities.
    3. Actively participate in the U.S. government and society, emphasizing Chinese-American contributions to achieve equality and justice for all.

Secondary Elements [30%]

    1. Outstanding achievements in sports, arts, music and liberal arts.
    2. Outstanding understanding and achievements in Chinese culture.
    3. School class work.


More Information

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Alice Jao 沈葆 or call 301-464-2786

Committee Members

  • Alice Shen Jao
  • Lisa Wu
  • Shen Yang
  • Lien Yao
  • Lily Chen
  • Chou-Chi Li


Top Prize: $2,000
2nd Place: $1,500
3rd Place: $1,000