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The AAPAAN Scholarships

 “A nation, as a society, forms a moral person, and every member of it is personally responsible for his society.” – Thomas Jefferson, 1792

The AAPAAN Scholarship Program is comprised of four scholarships: the Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship, the Yee Family American Dream Scholarship, and the AAPAAN Scholarships. Currently, these awards are limited to undergraduates.

The application for 2024-2025 AAPAAN Scholarships will be available through the AwardSpring platform this year. All applicants will need to set up a username and password to register and submit. The application will open on January 4, 2024, and close on February 2, 2024.

The Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship

Jack T. ChenThe AAPAAN Jack T. Chen Memorial Scholarship is a scholarship founded in 2011 to provide financial support to rising second, third, and fourth year students at the University of Virginia (“UVA.”) to help them achieve their academic and future success. The scholarship is awarded annually in the spring and the recipient will be selected by AAPAAN. The criteria for selection includes academic merit, financial need, and contributions to the Asian/Asian Pacific American (“APA”) community at U.Va. or elsewhere. An award will be given to the recipient in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000), and the funds need to be used for any school-related purpose (e.g., tuition, textbooks, and supplies).

The Yee Family American Dream Scholarship

Image of the Wee FamilyThe Yee Family American Dream Scholarship is created to support that quintessential desire to achieve the “American Dream.”  The Dream means different things to different people.  For the Yee family, the Dream was the hope that poor Chinese immigrants who didn’t know any English can come to America could make a better future through sheer determination and hard work.  The University of Virginia was part of what ultimately made its Dream a reality. In gratitude for its good fortunes, the Yee family is honored to extend help to those students striving to achieve their own American Dream.

An award will be given to the recipient in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000), and the funds need to be used for any school-related purpose (e.g., tuition, textbooks, and supplies).

The AAPAAN Scholarships

Image of the Rotunda and Thomas Jefferson statueThe AAPAAN Scholarships recognizes and supports the development of leadership and community service in Asian and Asian Pacific American students at the University of Virginia.

An award will be given to each of the two recipients in the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000), and the funds need to be used for any school-related purpose (e.g., tuition, textbooks, and supplies).

Why Donate to the AAPAAN Scholarships?

Read testimonials from our past recipients who showcase the tremendous amount of need in the student body and the amazing resilience and hard work of students at UVA:

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Donate by Mail

All donations by mail should be sent to:

UVA Fund, AAPAAN Scholarships
UVA Alumni Association
P.O. Box 400314
Charlottesville, VA 22904

Any questions or concerns regarding AAPAAN scholarships should be directed to alumni-scholarships@virginia.edu.