The Tang Scholarship

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Are you an API GLBT youth going to college/university or know of one? Edward Tang established this scholarship in 2007 to provide financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (g/l/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help GLBT 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 4th year this scholarship will be awarded.

Previous Years' Recipients

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 GLBT committees as well as GLBT 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
  • Currently attending 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 gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the GLBT 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 2010

Application Deadline

A 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, 2010

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