The selection of “The PCAA Outstanding High School
Graduate”(s) from the PCAA community for their academic excellence,
extracurricular achievements, Chinese language proficiency, and community
services. Additional achievement
awards can be bestowed through this evaluation process by the scholarship
committee for qualified candidates who did not get selected as “The PCAA
Outstanding High School Graduate” but with exceptional achievements worthy
of the recognition by PCAA.
By recognizing our students in public, such as in high
school graduations, awards ceremonies and newspaper articles, the Peninsula
Chinese American Association will be recognized on the Peninsula as a
contributor to the community for what we believe in.
2. The Amount and The Number of Awards
The amount of scholarship for “The PCAA Outstanding
High School Graduate” is $300. The number of recipients may be more than
one. The Scholarship Committee makes
the recommendation on this selection subjected to approval by the PCAA
The Scholarship Committee makes recommendation on the
number and amount of scholarship for the additional achievement awards
subjected to approval by the PCAA board.
3. Procedures for Applications
Request the award program descriptions and application
form from PCAA board members or access such information at the PCAA website
with URL at http://www.pcaa-va.org. You may download
directly the PCAA Outstanding
High School Graduate Award Program Description and PCAA
Outstanding High School Graduate Award Application Form, both in PDF
Complete and submit the application form with required
supporting documents to PCAA at the address listed below:
4. Deadline for Application
The deadline is April 30th.
5. Requirement for Consideration for
A graduating high school senior whose parents or legal
guardians are Peninsula** residents and active members of PCAA for the last
three years. (**: Peninsula is the
region that covers Hampton, Newport News, York County, Poquoson and
An official High School transcript, and SAT report must
be attached with the application. Optionally, submittals of AP score report
and other recognitions are encouraged.
Cumulative GPA class standing within top 10% of his/her
Special honors through participation in competitions in
academic and non-academic areas of talents
Records of community services, which demonstrate
Minimum SAT score: 1950
7. Condition to receive
The attendance at the PCAA Annual Award Ceremony of the
recipient of this scholarship is mandatory.
Otherwise, it will be considered as a forfeit of the
scholarship. PCAA in this case will
award the recipient with the honor and a plaque.
All applications submitted including the essays would
be the property of PCAA. PCAA may choose at it's own discretion to publish these information
on its website or newsletter.