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ChiaChu Chen Scholarship


The ChiaChu Chen Scholarship honors the life and legacy of ChiaChu Chen, the adoptive father of Hweilu Chen, Director of Finance at NYOS Charter School. Provided to a student who demonstrates hard work, dedication, and determination – pillars of ChiaChu Chen’s own character – the ChiaChu Chen Scholarship will award $2,000 to one NYOS Charter School junior or senior each year from 2018 until 2028.


“My father was the 1st generation of college graduate and he supported himself through college with his first job working at Taiwan China Petroleum Company under his high school diploma. He worked during the days and went to school during the nights. After years of commitment, he graduated with a bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering in 1976. My father gave me the real life lessons of determination and hard work which lead me to follow his steps to become a responsible and respectful citizen.”


Recipients of the ChiaChu Chen Scholarship will be awarded this scholarship in two segments: 50% of the scholarship the year that it is awarded and the remaining 50% the following year with prove of classes attended (such as a copy of a report card or transcript). The ChiaChu Chen Scholarship MUST be used for college prep, college, or vocational program costs.


To apply for the ChiaChu Chen Scholarship, go here. Applications may be submitted between Monday, January 8, 2018 and Friday, March 30, 2018. Application deadline is midnight, Central Standard Time, on Friday, March 30, 2018.


The ChiaChu Chen Scholarship will be evaluated through the following:


  • Completed Application: 5%
  • Pre-SAT, SAT, or ACT Scores: 15%
  • GPA: 20%
  • Extracurricular Activities, Community Services, & Employment: 20%
  • Essay: 40%