Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship is founded in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao 89, of Emeryville, Calif., passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at his waterfront condominium. he was a professor of economics at Indiana State University from 1959 until his retirement in 1985, at which time he moved to California. He was born on Sept. 17, 1919, in Swatow, Canton, China. He went to National Southwest United University in Kunming (a wartime combination of Peking, Tsinghua, and Nankai Universities). It is awarded to a graduate student attending US-based college or university and pursuing a graduate degree in economics. Applicant must be of Asian heritage (at least 50%); however, students of Chinese descent are given preference. Students pursuing a career in academia (teaching or research) are also given a higher preference.
Scholarship Description of Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship
- Year of Need: 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad, 3rd Year Grad, Beyond 3rd Year Grad,
- Type: Needs Based
- Num Awards: 1
- Min Award: 1,000
- Max Award: 1,000
- Deadline: 2022-10-25
- Website: http://www.asianpacificfund.org
- Sponsoring Organization Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street, Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 395-9985
- Age/Grade Level:
Graduate student attending US based college or university in 2016-17
- Minimum GPA:
- Financial Need:
U.S. resident or foreign national
US citizen, resident or foreign national
Must be attending US-based college or university in 2016-17
Pursuing a graduate degree in economics; Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in academia (teaching or research); For Research/study topics, preference will be given to topics that benefit Asians or Asian Americans, especially those in social/economic need
Asian heritage (at least 50%), preference to students of Chinese descent
- Resume/Activity List:
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Respond to each of the short essay questions. Your essays should be in 12-point font and single-spaced. At the top of the page, include your name and the name of the scholarship program. After each essay, please include the word count.
1) Tell us about yourself, including your academic and career goals, hopes and dreams for the future and the role/influence of your Asian heritage. Recommended length: 250-500 words;
2) Please describe how your undergraduate work and experiences shaped your choice of graduate studies. Please tell us the reasons you chose your particular graduate school. Recommended length: 150-200 words;
3) What is your area of specialization, theoretical focus or research? What interests you about this area or specialization? How did you develop this interest? Please describe any research you have conducted. Recommended length: 250-500 words;
4) Preference will be given to candidates planning to pursue a career in academia. Pleasedescribe your teaching experience to date. Please describe what you consider to be an ideal situation for you in academia after you complete your graduate studies. Recommended length: 150-200 words;
5) Optional: Is there anything else you would like us to know, including any unusual family or personal circumstances that have affected your achievement in school, work experience or your participation in school activities?
- Recommendation Letters:
Letter of recommendation from two of your counselors/teachers/professors. Ask that he/she writes about his/her experiences with you as a student, and how well you fit within the criteria of the scholarship program. Please make sure he/she includes your first and last name and the name of the scholarship program with the letter of recommendation.
- Other Materials:
If chosen, finalists must FAFSA student aid report (or other documentation verifying financial information) along with official transcript(s) of grades.
- Phone: (415) 395-9985
- Email: [email protected]
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know if I am eligible to apply to a scholarship program?
A: Eligibility criteria are listed under each scholarship program and on the first page of each application. Please be sure to read each program’s eligibility criteria to find the program(s) for which you are eligible.
Q: Do you only accept applications from graduating high school seniors?
A: No, though many of our scholarship awards are for graduating high school seniors (i.e. “incoming college freshmen”), we have awards that are open to students already enrolled in college (i.e. “current undergraduates”).
Q: Are there scholarships available for graduate students?
A: Yes, the Hsiao Memorial Social Sciences Scholarship is for graduate students pursuing a higher degree in economics/social sciences. Currently, it is our only award for students in graduate school.
Q: Are there scholarships available for international students?
A: We only provide scholarships for study at United States-based colleges and universities. Please review the scholarship program’s eligibility criteria for residency requirements.
Q: Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
A: Yes, you may apply for as many scholarships as you like, as long as you meet the eligibility criteria for those programs and submit a separate application for each.
Q: I saw an application deadline and eligibility criteria on another website, and they are different from the information posted on the Asian Pacific Fund website. Which website has the most accurate information?
A: The official deadline(s) and criteria are posted on the Asian Pacific Fund website at www.asianpacificfund.org. Other websites may have outdated listings with inaccurate application deadlines and eligibility criteria.
Q: When is the scholarship application deadline?
A: Application deadlines for each of the programs are on the cover page of each scholarship application. Kindly take note of it and mail your application materials to the address below by the time your local post office closes.
[Name of Scholarship Program]
Asian Pacific Fund
465 California Street, Suite 809
San Francisco, CA 94104
- Please note that many post offices close by 5 p.m.
Q: What kind of essays do I need to write?
A: Each scholarship application has required short essay questions (250-500 words). The essay questions allow students to explain their academic and career goals, community involvement, financial need and personal hardship. Please use the application’s essay questions to guide your responses.
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Q: What should my counselor/teacher/professor write in my letter of recommendation?
A: We ask that he/she writes about his/her experiences with you as a student, and how well you fit within the criteria of the scholarship program.
Q: How can my counselor/teacher/professor submit his/her letter of recommendation?
A: Please make sure he/she includes your first and last name and the name of the scholarship program with the letter of recommendation. They can do either of the following:
- Enclose the letter with your other application materials and mail application as a packet to Asian Pacific Fund.
- Mail the letter directly to: Scholarship Manager, Asian Pacific Fund, 465 California Street, Suite 809, San Francisco, CA 94104 by the postmark deadline.
Q: If I am applying for multiple scholarships do I have to submit separate required documents for each program?
A: Yes. Since the applications for each program are judged separately, you will need to submit required documents for each application.
Q: When will I be notified about the status of my application?
A: Most scholarship decisions will be made by July 1, 2022. You will receive an email or letter in the mail notifying you of the status of your application.
Other questions? Please email [email protected].
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 25/10/2022