Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to four outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $60,000, awarded over up to four years. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.
Each applicant must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the GLBT community; 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. Scholarship will be awarded for full-time (minimum 12 units for all semesters/quarters) enrollment in an accredited two, four-year university or graduate school; (college, university, community college or vocational school). Applicants must be United States citizen or legal resident; Demonstrated financial hardship; Demonstrated academic promise; Minimum unweighted grade point average 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0) for all schools attended or attending; and be between the age of 17 and 25 on April 30th of the year the scholarship is awarded. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.