Home > Financial Aid > College Scholarships > Scholarships By Type > Essay Scholarships > Tzu Chi Foundation Annual Scholarship

Tzu Chi Foundation Annual Scholarship

Award Amount
Awards Available
See Description
March 11, 2018
  • Scholarship Description
  • Tzu Chi USA Scholars is a scholarship program funded by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates and continuing undergraduate students in selected areas of the United States. Tzu Chi USA Scholars are selected on the basis of their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Each Scholar will receive an award of U.S. $1,000.

    -Applicant demonstrates financial need for college tuition and related expenses
    -Applicant is a U.S. high school graduating senior or equivalent
    -Applicant has a minimum 3.0 GPA
    -Applicant will enroll in an accredited U.S. college full-time for the academic year

    Submission requirements:
    -A completed Tzu Chi USA Scholarship application form for high school students
    -A copy of one of the three following documents demonstrating financial need and showing the name of the applicant:
    -Family's complete 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules, or
    -Family's complete 1040 U.S. Income Tax Return including all schedules and most recent 2015 W-2 and 1099, or
    -Any official documentation which serves as proof of financial hardship
    -An official high school transcript
    -Two letters of recommendation from teachers, counselors, and/or other advisors
    Personal writing requirements:
    -An autobiography (2 to 5 pages) which explains why you should be awarded a scholarship. Please include all of the following:
    1. Reason for your financial need and how you intend to use this educational scholarship
    2. Your personal and academic achievements with specific examples
    3. Your academic and career plans with specific goals
    4. Your past and current involvement, as well as future plans, towards making a difference in your community
    5. A two-page essay about Tzu Chi, based on the information you've gathered from websites, publications, news articles, etc. Please explain what you've learned about Tzu Chi that inspires you and why. Express your thoughts openly and honestly

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Jing Ying Eng
  • 15 Summer Street
  • Newton, MA 02464
  • bostontzuching@gmail.com

See if you qualify for this award

Learn more about this scholarship and many more.
Find Scholarships Instantly!

Latest College & Financial Aid News

Colleges Aggressively Fighting Binge Drinking by Banning Fraternities, Sororities

November 14, 2017

by Susan Dutca

Colleges nationwide have stepped-up and implemented indefinite bans on fraternity and sorority activities in hopes of "battling a culture of alcohol abuse." Some student's parents, however, stated that such restrictions "ruined my so-and-so's cultural life." [...]

Thanksgiving College Scholarships for Community Service

November 13, 2017

by Susan Dutca

'Tis the season to be thankful, and Scholarships.com is thankful for its wonderful community of hardworking and dedicated students. As a token of thanks, we've put together a list of scholarships for the most giving, charitable students. Whether you give back through community service or are a part of a social action project, these scholarships award your time and effort by helping you pay for college. For even more giving scholarships, click here. [...]

"OK to Be White" Signs a "Sign of the Times"?

November 7, 2017

by Susan Dutca

"It's okay to be white" signs were scattered on college campuses across the country, as well as in Canada over the past week. Reportedly, the signs were first suggested on an online chat forum called 4chan, calling on people to place posters in their area on Halloween night. At Harvard Law School, at least 20 handmade stickers with the message "It's ok to be white" were posted on light poles and electrical boxes. Harvard Law's Dean of Students Marcia Sells condemned the posters, stating the posters and stickers are "intended to divide us from one another" and that "HLS will not let that happen here." The Department of Public Works removed the stickers shortly thereafter. Even after they had been removed, the message continued to circulate via social media through hashtags and videos, gaining both condemnation and support. [...]

Essay Scholarships

Scholarships by Type