AAPAAN Scholarship Past Recipients

2016 AAPAAN Scholarship Recipients


bryan-chen_for-aapaan-webBryan Chen: Yee Family American Dream Scholar

Graduation Year: 2018

Intended Major: Commerce (Finance Concentration) & Computer Science; Intended Economics Minor





aapaan-scholars-2016Shan Shan: Jack T. Chen Scholar

Graduation Year: 2017

Major: Politics (Foreign Affairs) & Commerce (Finance and IT Concentration with Business Analytics track)


2015 AAPAAN Scholarship Recipients

Tiffany Chong: Jack T. Chen Scholar

Graduation Year: 2018

Major: Pre-Commerce

I am extremely honored to be a recipient of the Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship. I am from Northern Virginia and hope to pursue a business-related field, potentially in the future working for a non-profit company. Regardless of what I end up doing in the future, I am forever grateful for all my positive experiences with the APA community. It has helped shape my work ethic, passion, and values. I have found a warm and welcoming home in UVa’s APA community, and I greatly hope to serve them well.

Yimeng (Blaire) Huang: Yee Family American Dream Scholar

Blaire HuangGraduation Year: 2016

Major: Commerce (Finance and IT Concentrations) & Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law




2014 Jack T. Chen Scholarship Recipients

Deepak De

Deepak DeGraduation Year: 2016

Major: Commerce

After being part of the APA community at UVA and studying abroad in Japan, I hope to bring more of my experiences into the UVA community and further understanding among people of different cultures. This scholarship inspires me to go further with the support of the new first year class by helping them transition into an amazing UVA experience.


Tae Yoon Seo

Tae Yoon SeoGraduation Year: 2016

My name is Tae Yoon Seo and I am a Third Year Nursing student. I am hoping to work in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the DC Metropolitan area after I graduate and become a midwife as my long-term profession. I love mothers and babies. I have a strong passion for photography and music. I am very thankful to be chosen as a recipient for the Jack T. Chen scholarship and hope to continue contributing to the AAPAAN community.



2013 Jack T. Chen Scholarship Recipients

Jason Liao

Jason Liao

Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Chemistry with specialization in Biochemistry & American Chemical Society Certification
Future Plans:  Work and travel before attending medical school.

It is an incredible honor to be recognized by the A/APA community. Not only has this award helped me to achieve my goals, but it has also encouraged me to expand my service to the A/APA community. I hope to live up to Jack Chen’s reputation as a scholarly and loving human being here at UVA and well after graduation.



Ruyin Liao

Ruyin Liao

Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Commerce (Double concentrations in Finance and Marketing)


I felt beyond honored to receive the Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship. The University provides limited financial aids to international students and the Scholarship supported me in a time of great needs. I am very thankful to have been so involved in the AAPA community at UVa, to have been given so many opportunities to learn about leadership, to garner friendship, to meet the supportive AAPAAN at the Signature Event, and to have more than enough reason to improve myself every day. I look forward to making my contribution to AAPAAN one day.




2012 Jack T. Chen Scholarship Recipients

Mika Nomura

Mika NomuraNationality: Japanese/Taiwanese
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Psychology and Sociology

Future Plans: My current goal is to do both research and clinical work at a university after receiving a PhD in clinical psychology.

What this Award Means to Me: I am very excited to receive this honor and recognition for my contributions to the A/APA community. This award inspires me to continue to promote multiculturalism and pursue my academic career. I am forever grateful for the support my family, friends, and the UVa community has given me.

Xiaoyi (Sean) Yu

Xiaoyi (Sean) YuHometown: Beijing, China
Year: 2015
Major: Pre-Commerce and Economics

Future Plans: Get into Commerce School, seek career in financial industry after graduation, and finally start a business for children education.

What this Award Means to Me: It’s my honor to receive this award. And it encourages me to continue to put my efforts in bringing more meaningful opportunities to the APA community and to help the APA students fit in the American culture here. With my Outreach position in Mainland Student Network and Head of Event position in Global Student Council, I will also organize more cultural communication events to raise the awareness of APA community in University of Virginia.