Scholarship

ACUW Scholarship Program

 

The Associated Chinese University Women (ACUW) was founded in 1931 to “perpetuate Chinese Culture” through the members and others to “promote, support and contribute to educational and charitable services through organizations, events and activities.”

ACUW awards annual College Scholarships that are funded by the ACUW fundraiser, along with the Betty Mae Ling Charitable Trust.  In addition, ACUW awards monetary awards to Hawaii State Science & Engineering Fair, History and Scholastic Art competitions.

ACUW will be awarding a number of college scholarships of $2,500 open to high school students who will be full-time undergraduate students in the 2021-2022 academic year and currently enrolled full-time undergraduate and graduate students of an accredited American four-year college or university, including a professional degree program administered by the Shidler School of Business, William S. Richardson School of Law, or John A. Burns School of Medicine ( JABSOM) for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Scholarship awards shall be made on the basis of scholastic achievement, financial need, good character, extra-curricular activities, and involvement in school and/or community service. In addition the applicant must:

 

·       Be Chinese or interested in Chinese culture

·       Be a U.S. Citizens or permanent resident and resident of the State of Hawaii

·       Have a minimum GPA 3.6

·       Be first-time award recipient

2021 ACUW Scholarship Information and Application

posted Jan 21, 2021, 6:27 PM by Acuw Hawaii   [ updated Jan 22, 2021, 8:31 PM ]

Important Note: ONLY APPLICATIONS MEETING THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS WILL BE REVIEWED 

 

Undergraduate and High School Application Requirements:

 

1.     First page of your parents and your (if applicable) most current Federal Tax Form 1040 or a completed FAFSA form.

2.     Two letters of reference sent directly from teachers, counselors, or professional people who can attest to your academic capability/know you well academically.  Reference letter should include their name, occupation, work organization, title, phone number/email address.

3.     One letter of reference from a professional in your potential field of study/interest who can attest to your ethics and character.  Reference letter should include their name, occupation, work organization, title, phone number/email address. 

4.     Your high school/college grades transcript, including 2020 Fall Semester grades sent directly from your school.

5.     Copy of your SAT/ACT scores, if applicable.

6.     Briefly describe extra-curricular activities, offices held and school/community service.  Limit to 150 words.

7.     Personal statement as to why you should be awarded this scholarship, including your plans for serving the community after graduation.  Limit to 150 words.

8.     Statement about your interest in Chinese culture. Limit to 150 words.

 

Graduate Application Requirements:

 

1.     First two pages of your most current Federal Tax Form 1040 or a completed FAFSA form.

2.     Two letters of reference sent directly from your faculty sponsor or department chair and/or professional who can attest to your academic capability, disposition, ethics and character.  Reference letter should include their name, title/occupation, organization, phone number/email address.

3.     Your college transcript for last two semesters or approximately 24 semester credits of work in degree program including 2020 Fall Semester grades sent directly from your school.

4.     Briefly describe school/community organization activities, offices held and your responsibilities.  Limit to 150 words.

5.     Personal statement as to why you should be awarded this scholarship, including your plans for serving the community after graduation.  Limit to 150 words.

6.     Statement about your interest in Chinese culture. Limit to 150 words.

 

A personal interview may be requested.  Relatives of Scholarship Committee selection members or Board of Directors are not eligible to apply.  

 

Completed online application and requested support materials for 2021 Scholarship application must be post-marked or mailed by deadline of Monday, April 19, 2021 to:

 

ACUW Scholarship Committee

P.O. Box 62264

Honolulu, HI 96839

 

Notifications of the Award will be made by May 21, 2021.

 

If you have any questions please email Rosemarie Woodruff at woodruff@hawaii.edu

 

Note: 2021 College Scholarship on-line Application form (works best with Adobe Acrobat Reader).   Please do save to your local drive for your record.

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