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 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.”

 

 
Provided to a student who demonstrates hard work, dedication, and determination – pillars of ChiaChu Chen’s own character – the ChiaChu Chen Scholarship is awarded to one NYOS Charter School Junior or Senior from 2018 until 2028. The ChiaChu Chen Scholarship MUST be used for college prep, college, or vocational program costs.
 
Criteria:
  • Completed Application: 5%
  • Pre-SAT, SAT, or ACT Scores: 15%
  • GPA: 15%
  • Extracurricular Activities, Community Services, & Employment: 35%
  • Essay: 35%
 
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 proof of classes attended (such as a copy of a report card or transcript).
 
 
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 our youngest daughter, Fiona, graduated 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."
 
 
One scholarship will be awarded per academic year to a qualified junior at NYOS Charter School who is planning to apply to college or trade school at the beginning of their senior year. This scholarship award is intended to help the recipient pay for college visits and/or application fees to the institute(s) of their choice. Students who receive this scholarship must attend NYOS Charter School for their entire junior year, must be signed up to attend NYOS for their senior year at the time of the scholarship award, and must meet the specific requirements of the scholarship. One recipient will be chosen per school year based on meeting the scholarship criteria for participation and on an execution of the essay.
 
Criteria:
  • Must be a full-time student at NYOS Charter School, in their junior year
  • Must have been at NYOS Charter School since the beginning of their junior year, meaning that the student was present on the first day of that school calendar’s year
  • Must have a signed “Intent to Return” form on file that shows the student plans to attend NYOS their senior year
  • Must have one recommendation letter from a NYOS Charter School teacher
  • No GPA requirement
  • Must turn in an essay by the deadline
 
This application and all associated materials will be reviewed by a scholarship committee, and the winner will be announced in May of the same school year. The winner will receive a check for $500 in May of the year it is awarded.
 
 
Women in Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any female-identifying NYOS Charter School Senior who holds one (1) or more leadership roles. Leadership roles can be within or outside of NYOS. Applicants must submit a resume and a 250-500 word essay addressing the following prompt: Why is it important for women to lead? In your essay, it is encouraged to include specific examples either from your own experience or from those of women you know or admire.
 
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022. Application for 21-22 school year is under construction. 
  • Amount: $250

The anonymous donor (a former staff member) will be provided with the essays and NYOS administration will contact the awarded recipient.
 
 
First Generation Student Scholarship
 
This scholarship is open to any NYOS Charter School Senior who has committed to a college or a university as the first to do so in their family. Applicants must submit a resume and a 250-500 word essay addressing the following prompt: Why is a college education important to you? What are your educational goals?
 
  • Application Deadline: Friday, May 6, 2022. Application for 21-22 school year is under construction.
  • Amount: $250
 
The anonymous donor (a former staff member) will be provided with the essays and NYOS administration will contact the awarded recipient.