2023 Chinn Family Scholarship

The Asian American Cultural Center is pleased to offer the Chinn Family Scholarship for $5000 to an outstanding UIUC student for 2023. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the Asian American Cultural Center annual leadership awards ceremony to be held Monday, April 24, 2023.

Applications are currently closed. Please revisit in spring 2024.

Submit application by Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

Eligibility for consideration:

  • UIUC student enrolled Spring 2023 and continuing in Fall 2023. May be undergraduate or graduate/professional student, domestic or international
  • Majoring in special education, psychology, social work, counseling, human development and family studies, or related degrees

Preferences will be given to students who meet any of the following additional criteria:

  • Plans to work with people who have intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities
  • Graduated from high school or college/university in Taiwan or China
  • Parent(s) immigrated from Taiwan or China
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Active with the Asian American Cultural Center
  • Displays financial need

Application process:

  • Apply now with written essay, unofficial transcript, and resume.
  • Essay question: Tell us about your career aspirations and how you hope to help people with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities.
  • Application priority deadline 11:59 pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Finalists will be invited to interview following a preliminary review.