To recognize and assist outstanding high school Chinese graduates to reduce financial burdens for the 4-year college.
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 2024
Winners will be obligated to attend the award ceremony, and to display one of their winning pieces when assigned. And winners must accept their awards in person; failure to do that may cause their award to be forfeited. The award ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 4 starting at 10:00am at the Culture Center of TECRO, 901 Wind River Lane, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, (301) 869-8585.
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 2023/2024
Rules for Applicants to complete the application (Required Documents):
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)
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