About the Scholarship

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship is authorized by the Asian Pacific Fund. The organization that was begun to strengthen the Asian and Pacific Islander people in the Bay Area by expanding philanthropy and supporting the associations that serve our most defenseless community individuals. 

Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship was set up as a tribute to Liang-Lin Hsiao, who was an educator of economics at Indiana State University, this grant is provided to the individuals who attempted to get his training in the midst of financial uncertainty as a youthful alumni understudy from China.


Application Process

  • Two letters of recommendation must be submitted by a student in which at least one must be from a current teacher.

  • An applicant must get their official high school transcripts along with their SAT/ACT scorecards to prove their academic excellence.

  • A copy of the SAR should be submitted.

  • Additionally, candidates must also present their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form to determine their financial position to pay for their education.


Award Amount

  • This scholarship amounts to $1000 each academic year. This scholarship once provided cannot be renewed.

  • Only one deserving candidate with exceptional academics will receive this scholarship award every year. Preference will be given to those students who career parallels Hsiao's, who struggled to obtain their education.


Deadline Information

It is important that a student submits all the above-mentioned documents no later than May 13, 2020. Students are advised to keep track of the official website and contact the support department in case of any problem filling an application form online.


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a graduate student pursuing a degree in Economics in any recognized college or a university.

  • A candidate must be exceptional at their academics and must have maintained the grade point average of at least 2.0 or higher to be eligible for the scholarship.

  • More preference will be given to those students who hold the citizenship of the United States and must have done their research in topics that benefit those in social or economic needs.