Scholarship Opportunities

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 awards $2,000 annually to one NYOS Charter School junior or senior 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. The application deadline has been extended to midnight, Central Standard Time, on Friday, May 15, 2020.


The ChiaChu Chen Scholarship will be evaluated through the following:


  • Completed Application: 5%
  • Pre-SAT, SAT, or ACT Scores: 15%
  • GPA: 15%
  • Extracurricular Activities, Community Services, & Employment: 35%
  • Essay: 35%
The Adams Scholarship for NYOS Charter School Juniors
The Adams Scholarship for NYOS Juniors is provided by Mike and Amy Adams. Provided to one qualified junior student at NYOS Charter School, this $500 scholarship is intended to help the recipient pay for college visits and/or application fees to the college, trade school, or institute(s) of their choice. 
"Our two children, Violet, and Fiona, each began attending NYOS Charter School in Kindergarten. In 2018, our oldest, Violet, graduated and was accepted at The University of Texas at Austin. Our youngest daughter, Fiona, will graduate from NYOS Charter School in 2020. We have been blessed by the many wonderful teachers and experiences at this school and our children have thrived here. NYOS has truly prepared our children for college, and we want to pay that forward. In support of the NYOS charter, we offer this scholarship each year to help a college-bound junior start her or his journey to a university or trade school."
Recipients of The Adams Scholarship for NYOS Juniors must be a full-time student at NYOS Charter School, in their junior year. They must have been at NYOS Charter School since the beginning of their junior year (the first day of school) and must have a signed “Intent to Return” form on file that shows that the student plans to attend NYOS their senior year.

To apply for The Adams Scholarship for NYOS Juniors, go here. The application deadline has been extended to midnight, Central Standard Time, on Friday, May 15, 2020.