AJ WANG FOUNDATION – SCHOLARSHIP FUND
AJ Wang Foundation was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in November, 2008 to provide funding to various educational institutions to pursue programs to support students. The Foundation is led by a couple who immigrated to the U. S. to pursue the “American Dream.” It is through hard work and their will to overcome financial obstacles that they have become successful entrepreneurs. As their life-long goal to “give back” to the communities that supported them to realize their dreams, they established the Foundation to support those with the greatest need. The Foundation is currently supported and staffed by volunteers.
The Scholarship Fund, a component of the AJ Wang Foundation, was established in 2013. The Scholarship Fund also receives donations from others wishing to participate in “giving back” in the same manner as the founders of the organization.
The Scholarship Fund is targeting students attending identified community colleges in the Southern California area. The Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for at least two consecutive years for students attending a community college in the Los Angeles and Ventura County areas. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, books, housing, transportation and/or food.
Depending on student’s progress towards completion of degree, program, or certification as well as academic standing, a student may apply for a second or third year funding. Students must provide proof demonstrating progress this includes transcripts and registration. Recipients of the scholarships must also provide testimonies on how the money is spent to support them to realize their dreams.
The AJ Wang Foundation Scholarship Fund provides annual financial support targeting between 40 and 50 students attending the following community colleges:
all nine (9) campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District
- El Camino College Compton Center
- Pasadena City College
Santa Monica College
A total of 23 students received funding during school year 2013-14 and 25 students in school year 2014-15. School year 2015-16 begins the third cohort.