AJ WANG FOUNDATION - SCHOLARSHIP FUND

P.O. Box 3081 | Cerritos, CA | 90703 

Application Period: April 15 – June 1 annually


AJ Wang Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November, 2008 to provide funding to various educational institutions to pursue programs to support students.  The Foundation is led by a couple who immigrated to the U. S. to pursue the “American Dream.” It is through hard work and their will to overcome financial obstacles that they have become successful entrepreneurs.  As their life-long goal to “give back” to the communities that supported them to realize their dreams, they established the Foundation to support those with the greatest need.  The Foundation is currently supported and staffed by volunteers.

The Scholarship Fund, a component of the AJ Wang Foundation, was established in 2013.  The Scholarship Fund also receives donations from others wishing to participate in “giving back” in the same manner as the founders of the Foundation.

The Scholarship Fund is targeting students attending Foundation selected community colleges in the Southern California area.  The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for three consecutive years for students attending the designated community colleges in the Los Angeles, Ventura County areas and now Orange County areas.  The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation and/or food.  It is not to supplement other grants

Depending on student’s progress towards completion of degree, program, or certification as well as academic standing, a student may continue with a second or third year funding.  Students must provide upon request proof demonstrating progress this includes transcripts and registration by semester (fall and spring).  Scholarship funds is disbursed each semester.  Students must provide transcript and registration documents as requested.  Recipients of the scholarships must also provide testimonies upon request on how the money is spent.

The AJ Wang Foundation Scholarship Fund provides annual financial support targeting between 40 and 50 students attending the following community colleges:

  • all nine (9) campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District
  • Cerritos College
  • Coastline Community College 
  • El Camino Community College-Compton Center
  • Moorpark
  • Oxnard
  • Pasadena City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • Ventura College

To date the scholarship fund has provided over $350,000 to 100+ community college students. Over 65% of recipients have transferred to 4-year colleges and/or entered the workforce. 


The AJ Wang Foundation Scholarship Fund Applicant must: 

  • Be a resident or citizen of the United States of America and its territories or Dream Act eligible
  • Have a cumulative high school (3 years and first semester of senior year) grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a graduating high school senior from an accredited high school with the goal to attend a community college and earn a degree or certification, and/or meet transfer requirement
  • Commit to enroll as a full time student, without interruption, for the entire academic school year at one of the above mentioned community colleges
Submit all of the following:
    1. the official application form click here to download the application form
    2. a letter of application indicating the college of his/her choice,student background, academic achievement, intended educational and career goal(s), and financial need
    3. a resume
    4. the latest transcript including grades from grades 9-11 and the first semester of high school senior year with the final transcript submitted along with college fall registration as full time student no later than August 1 of the year of application

In order to continue to receive financial support after the initial award, please provide most recent college semester transcript and subsequent semester registration annually by January 15 for semester 1 and July 15 for semester 2 of each school year while attending the community college as a full time student (at least 12 units) and obtaining at least a 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

AWARD

  • Two thousand dollars ($2,000) a year for up to three years with $1,000 granted for each semester
  • Checks will be mailed to the respective Finance Aid/Scholarship Office of the college the recipient is attending for disbursement according to the college’s guidelines
  • Priority consideration will be given to first generation college-bound students; and students living in non-traditional homes
  • Students must demonstrate and articulate financial need in their letters of application
  • Preferences will be given to students who plan to pursue non-traditional careers
  • Recipients are chosen by a committee established by the AJ Wang Foundation
  • Application materials must be received electronically no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on June 1 of each year
  • Notification of awards will be during the month of July
  • All recipients will be known as the AJ Wang Foundation Scholars


Email all materials (e.g. application form, letter of application, resume, and transcript) to:

schou88888@gmail.com


For more information, please see www.ajwangfoundation.org.

Recipients will be notified by US Postal Service Mail.
All future correspondence will be via email.




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