The Chia Family Foundation has established a scholarship program to assist Chinese-Americans who plan to continue their education in college.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team.
Applicants to the Chia Family Foundation Scholarship Program must:
Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply.
Top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges ranked by US News and World Report:
Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:
Financial need, as calculated by Scholarship America, must be demonstrated for the student to receive an award.
Selection of recipients is made by Scholarship America. In no instance does any officer or employee of the Chia Family Foundation play a part in the selection. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $5,000 to $15,000. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance in a full-time course of study at the same college.
Each year of eligible renewal, the award will increase by $1,000. Recipients who plan to transfer schools must attend another eligible private non-profit college ranked in the top 50 National Liberal Arts Colleges at the time of transfer.
Renewal students will be contacted by Scholarship America in January of each year. Renewal students will be asked to send the sponsor a brief update each year on their academic and other activities and a final update on their post-graduation plans.
A deferral of up to one academic year may be granted for any reason.
Awards are for undergraduate study only.
All applicants will be notified of their status in late-March.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of the Chia Family Foundation. Payment is made in August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
NOTE: If you are providing SAT or ACT test scores, and those scores are not listed on your high school transcript, you will need to upload a copy of your test score report(s) separately. If you are uploading a college transcript, those scores are not required.
One online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf no later than January 26, 2024 3:00 pm Central Time.
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.