2024 Chinn Family Scholarship

The Asian American Cultural Center is pleased to offer the Chinn Family Scholarship for $7500 to an outstanding UIUC student for 2024. The scholarship recipient will be announced at the Asian American Cultural Center's annual leadership awards ceremony. 

Applications are currently open!

Submit your application by Sunday, March 24, 2024 at 11:59 pm.

Eligibility for consideration:

  • UIUC student enrolled in Spring 2024 and continuing in Fall 2024. 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
  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese
  • Graduated from high school or college/university in Taiwan or China
  • Parent(s) immigrated from Taiwan or China
  • Displays financial need
  • Active with the Asian American Cultural Center

Application process:

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  • In your email application, please include:
    • a written essay (limit to 500 words)
      • Essay question: Tell us about your career aspirations and how you envision positively impacting individuals with intellectual, emotional, or physical disabilities.
    • an unofficial transcript
    • a resume 

To submit your application, email all items listed above to

Application deadline: 11:59 pm, Sunday, March 24, 2024.

Finalists will be invited to interview following a preliminary review.