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Domestic Students Scholarship

Offered by Morning Light Foundation

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Feb 19, 2024
Multiple awards worth

$5,000

Grade level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Application deadline:

April 30, 2024

Scholarship Overview

Are you a current or incoming post-secondary student of Chinese descent who resides in Southern California? If so, the Domestic Students Scholarship may be a great opportunity for you! Each year, the scholarship awards $5,000 to multiple applicants who submit the best ~500-word essays addressing (1) what charity means to them and (2) why they need the scholarship. In addition, applicants must submit proof of U.S. citizenship, their parents’ most recent tax return, an official transcript, and two letters of recommendation. If you’re a Southern California resident of Chinese ancestry who is currently or will soon be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to lean more.

About Morning Light Foundation

Morning Light Foundation (MLF) is a non-profit charitable organization (IRC501c3 exempt organization), based in Los Angeles and founded in 2005, that is dedicated to helping students with financial need both in China and in Southern California.

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students meeting the below eligibility criteria.

Grade Level

High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students

Minimum GPA

3.5+ for undergraduate students, 3.7+ for graduate students

Race/Ethnicity

Asian/Pacific Islander

State

California

County

Inyo County, Los Angeles County, Mono County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County

Miscellaneous

Applicants must be of Chinese descent.

Application information

In addition to the application materials below, interested students must submit proof of citizenship and their parents' most recent tax return.

500-word essay

Academic transcript

Letters of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

The Domestic Students Scholarship winner will be announced: July 7, 2024.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Morning Light Foundation at [email protected].

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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