The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe that when all students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. If we provide these talented students with the means to higher education, we may be developing the future leaders of the Bay Area – and of the world.
On average, tuition for higher education increases annually by 8% – thereby effectively doubling the cost of tuition every nine years (FinAid.org 2012). As the price of college soars, more students are left without the means to attend. To help alleviate this financial burden on students, we fund two distinctive scholarships:
The Single Parent Scholarship – $1,000 per recipient
Low-income single parents who are Bay Area residents* and who will be enrolled at a 2- or 4-year institution in the fall are eligible to apply.
The George Geng On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship – $1,000 per recipient
Low-income minority students who are Bay Area residents* and who will be enrolled full-time at 4-year institutions in the fall are eligible to apply.
We choose recipients for both scholarships based on the following factors:
- Financial need
- Leadership history
- Community service record
- Professional recommendations
- Academic performance
HOW TO APPLY
The application period for our scholarships is from April 1 to June 30. Application forms can be downloaded from our Scholarship Fund – Apply Now page during that time. Applications must be downloaded and completed on a computer. We will not accept hand-written applications, and we do not distribute applications and instructions by mail. The application period for 2014-2015 scholarships will begin on April 1.
Please check back again in Spring 2014 to find updated eligibility information and application forms.
*Bay Area residence is defined as having lived in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area for the two years (24 months) preceding the application deadline. The Bay Area’s nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.