To inspire and empower students who come from Asian and Pacific Islander and LGBT community, Silicon Valley Community has brought a wonderful funding program called “The Tang Scholarships”. These scholarships will make available needed financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders for post-secondary education. The sole motive of Silicon Valley Community behind designing these schemes is to encourage LGBT students to dream big without shame, and become whatever they want to be. To apply for these programs, applicants should be graduates of a high school and identify themselves as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; and involved in the GLBT community.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation offers four scholarships to all deserving students annually. These scholarships are renewable for the minimum of three years. Renewal will be done if students annually meet the renewal requirements. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is completely aware of the hardships that students, who are Asian and Pacific Islander or belong to the LGBT community, have to face when it comes to education, work and other opportunities. For a long time, such students have been tolerating inequality, unacceptance and financial and social challenges. The condition of students with the status of LGBT or being Asian and Pacific Islander needs to be improved in our society. The Tang Scholarships are the little initiative that has been taken by Edward C. Tang for the very first time in 20017 to help such students who are dealing with many problems in their lives.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has always been dedicated to finding innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems that our society is facing. It focuses on engaging donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Its passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has given birth to a global philanthropic enterprise which holds a belief that possibilities start here.
Get quick information through this table:
|Organization||Silicon Valley Community Foundation|
|Educational Level||High school seniors|
|Number of Awards||4|
|Application Deadline||April 30, 2021|
|Requirements||Letters of reference, transcripts of grades, personal statement evidence of financial need proof of citizenship or legal residency|
Who May Be Eligible
Applicants with the following criteria will be considered for this program:
- Applicants must be self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the GLBT community;
- Candidates should be 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;
- Scholarships will be awarded for full-time enrollment in an accredited two, four-year university or graduate school;
- Aspirants must be United States citizens or legal residents;
- Participants must demonstrate financial hardship;
- Students must demonstrate academic promise;
- Applicants must have a minimum unweighted grade point average 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all schools attended or attending;
- Recipients must be between the age of 17 and 25 on 30 April 2021.
How to Apply
- Application form
- Letters of reference
- Transcripts of grades
- SIGNED AND DATED PERSONAL STATEMENT that must include a typed statement of at LEAST 500 words, but no longer than 850 words for the three items below (approximately 2-3 pages, double-spaced). In the statement, you should describe a significant challenge in your life and the lessons learned from it and any extracurricular activities or honours you feel best highlight your potential as a leader in our community and comment upon your long and short-range educational goals.
- Financial need or if you did not apply for federal financial aid, enclose a copy of the first two pages of your parent’s or guardians most recent Form 1040 (or your own if you are not a dependent).
- Proof of citizenship or legal residency
To apply for this program, you are required to mail all these documents given above to the address given below:
1350 Oakhurst Avenue
San Carlos, CA 94070-4631
There are four scholarships available for all deserving students at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. These scholarships are renewable for three years if candidates meet the requirements associated with renewal. The total value of these annual scholarships is $60,000. Candidates who qualify for these programs successfully will be awarded with these offers.
Applications are due on April 30, 2021. Please send your entry on or before this date to get the best consideration