The Tang Scholarship

$60,000

April 20, 2021

Awards Available: 4

  • Scholarship Description
  • The Tang Scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to four outstanding students annually, a scholarship of up to $15,000. Applicants must self-identify as Asian/Pacific Islander (at least 25 percent Asian/Pacific Islander ancestry), lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and involved in the LGBT community; be a graduate of a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, Sonoma or Solano; and have full-time enrollment in an accredited two- or four-year college, community college, university, graduate school or vocational school. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
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  • scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
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Maylin Reyes  on 11/6/2020 2:11:15 PM

My name is Maylin Reyes, I am currently 17, bisexual, and a Senior. I am Mexican-Filipino Student at Vallejo High in Vallejo CA. I am a well season athlete as I participate in various martial arts as I currently hold a State and National title in Judo, as well as a Bronze Medalist in the Junior Olympics. I am also a State Qualifier in the NCS/OS Section in Wrestling. I've been training all my life and it made me opportunities that I would never imagine that would happen to me. Although I am an athlete, it doesn't mean that I'm not a student neither. I currently hold a 4.0GPA through independent studies and I've been holding my GPA since I transferred. I've been through various struggles in my life, one of them which had caused me to lose my vision and resulting in a detached retina. I underwent 3 surgeries which took a toll on me mentally, physically, and academically. I missed most of my sophomore year and even my wrestling season. But never has it made it to where I would give up on my career altogether, after I transferred to Vallejo high I had maintained a 4.0 GPA, I Made a comeback in my wrestling career being the only girl in varsity and captain. I made it all the way to state and even started to get college recognization. The reason why I'm Applying for this scholarship is to help me achieve more of my goals and to make a bigger name for myself and be the first person in my family to graduate College. I was never a big name, live a lavish life, had the training facility, I worked for everything that I have now. And with this scholarship helping me out, then it'll be one step easier into achieving my goal and my lifelong dream.

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