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    Tzu Chi USA Scholarship

    Offered by Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation

    Reviewed by Brian GeigerLast updated Mar 13, 2024
    Multiple awards worth up to

    $1,500

    Grade level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Application deadline:

    March or April (depends on region)

    Scholarship Overview

    Are you passionate about community service and giving back? If so, the Tzu Chi USA Scholarship may be a good fit for you! This scholarship is funded by the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation and aims to support high school seniors and undergraduate students in the United States who have demonstrated financial need. The scholarships are worth up to $1,500 and are awarded to multiple lucky students each year. The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship Committee will be selecting scholarship recipients based on their financial need, academic achievement, and community involvement. Bear in mind that continuing undergraduate students who are applying must be former Tzu Chi Scholarship recipients. 

    If this sounds like a good opportunity to you, we encourage you to apply! Keep on reading to learn more.

    Eligibility information

    In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria below, bear in mind that continuing undergraduate students who are applying must be former Tzu Chi Scholarship recipients.

    Grade Level

    High School Seniors & College Students

    Minimum GPA

    3

    Other Category

    Low Income

    Application information

    In addition to submitting the below application materials, interested students must submit documentation/proof of having financial need.

    2-5-page autobiography & 2-page essay

    Academic transcript

    Letters of Recommendation

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    Scholarship FAQ

    When will the winner of this scholarship be announced?

    The Tzu Chi USA Scholarship winner will be announced: May 2024.

    Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

    For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation at the email address of the Tzu Chi regional office that has been assigned to you (find on Tzu Chi website).

    Is this scholarship renewable?

    No, the Tzu Chi USA Scholarship is not renewable.

    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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