Tzu Chi Scholars Program

  • Website Address
  • Contact
  • Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, U.S.A.
  • Address
  • 1100 S. Valley Center Ave.
  • Email Address
  • Application Deadline
  • March 9, 2016
  • Number Of Awards
  • See Description
  • Maximum Amount
  • $1,000
  • Scholarship Description
  • The Tzu Chi Scholars program is a scholarship program funded by the Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and to assist outstanding college-bound high school graduates financially. Tzu Chi Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each scholar will be awarded a total of $1,000. A small number of Scholars may be further recognized for a four-year total scholarship award of up to US $4,000 if certain eligibility requirements and criteria are met.

    - Demonstrates financial need for college tuition
    - Is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent
    - Has a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted)
    - Will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the entire upcoming academic year

    Documents Required
    - A completed Tzu Chi Scholarship application form
    - An official high school transcript
    - A copy of one of the three following document(s) demonstrating financial need:
    - Family’s complete set of 1040 Income Tax Return including all schedules
    - Most recent W-2
    - Any documentation which serves as proof of your financial hardship etc.
    - Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors
    - A typed autobiography which addresses why you should be awarded a scholarship; please include all of the following:
    - Minimum of two pages
    - Financial need for this scholarship for educational purposes
    - Personal and academic achievements, give specific examples
    - Academic plans and career goals, give specific examples
    - Past and current involvement, as well as future plans, towards making a difference in your community
    - A one-page short essay about Tzu Chi; based on the information you’ve studied from websites, publications, news articles, etc. please explain what you have found out about Tzu Chi that inspires you in any capacity - feel free to express your thoughts and be true to yourself

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