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The Tang Scholarship: up to $15,000/year for API LGBT youth

United States | 2011-01-01 - 2011-04-30
Application deadline is 30 April 2011



Are you an API LGBT youth going to college/university or know of one? I established this scholarship in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame.

This scholarship awards up to two outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $15,000. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

This is the 5th year this scholarship will be awarded.


Previous years’ recipients

2010 Phuong Tseng and Chad Ngo

Phuong Tseng

* Graduated in 2010 from Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco
* Currently attending Mills College
* Phuong is eligible to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarship

Chad Ngo

* Graduated in 2010 from Piedmont Hills High School in San Jose
* Currently attending U.C. Irvine
* Chad is also eligible to receive a total of $30,000 in scholarship


2009 John Trinidad

* Graduated from Alameda’s Encinal High School in 2003
* Graduated from U.C. Irvine in 2007
* Currently a medical student at UCSF
* Actively involved in UCSF’s LGBT committees as well as LGBT student associations
* John is eligible to receive a total of $45,000 in scholarship


2008 Jason Kwong

* A GAPA board member as well as worked with API Wellness Center in San Francisco
* Graduated from Cal Berkeley
* Attended Columbia University in New York City
* Received $15,000 in scholarship


2007 Caroline Le

* Graduated from San Jose State University in 2007
* Graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 2009
* Caroline received a total of $30,000 in scholarship



Eligibility

Each applicant must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

· Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the LGBT community;

· Graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties; Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Napa, Sonoma or Solano;

· Scholarship will be awarded for full-time (minimum 12 units for all semesters/quarters) enrollment in an accredited two, four-year university or graduate school; (college, university, community college or vocational school).

· United States citizen or legal resident;

· Demonstrated financial hardship;

· Demonstrated academic promise;

· Minimum grade point average 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0);

· Be between the age of 17 and 25 on 30 April 2011


Application Deadline

· Scholarship manager must receive the completed application packet and all supporting materials (such as personal statement, letters of reference, transcripts, proof of U.S. citizenship or legal residency and financial documentation) by

5 p.m. on April 30, 2011


Click below to my scholarship website and download an application:

https://sites.google.com/site/tangscholarship/

Application form:

https://sites.google.com/site/tangscholarship/TangScholarshipApplication2011.pdf?attredirects=0


Edward Tang

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Administered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to two outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $15,000. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

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2011-01-01 - 2011-04-30
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