Hsiao Memorial Economics Scholarship

Asian Pacific Fund

The scholarship is founded in honor of Liang-Lin Hsiao who was a professor of economics at Indiana State University. It is awarded to a graduate student attending US-based college or university and pursuing a graduate degree in economics. Applicant must be of Asian heritage (at least 50%); however, students of Chinese descent are given preference. Students pursuing a career in academia (teaching or research) are also given a higher preference.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Age/Grade Level:
    Graduate student attending US based college or university in 2016-17
  • Minimum GPA:
  • Financial Need:
  • Residence:
    U.S. resident or foreign national
  • Citizenship:
    US citizen, resident or foreign national
  • College:
    Must be attending US-based college or university in 2016-17
  • Major/Career:
    Pursuing a graduate degree in economics; Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in academia (teaching or research); For Research/study topics, preference will be given to topics that benefit Asians or Asian Americans, especially those in social/economic need
  • Ethnicity:
    Asian heritage (at least 50%), preference to students of Chinese descent

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
  • Essay:
    Respond to each of the short essay questions. Your essays should be in 12-point font and single-spaced. At the top of the page, include your name and the name of the scholarship program. After each essay, please include the word count. 1) Tell us about yourself, including your academic and career goals, hopes and dreams for the future and the role/influence of your Asian heritage. Recommended length: 250-500 words; 2) Please describe how your undergraduate work and experiences shaped your choice of graduate studies. Please tell us the reasons you chose your particular graduate school. Recommended length: 150-200 words; 3) What is your area of specialization, theoretical focus or research? What interests you about this area or specialization? How did you develop this interest? Please describe any research you have conducted. Recommended length: 250-500 words; 4) Preference will be given to candidates planning to pursue a career in academia. Pleasedescribe your teaching experience to date. Please describe what you consider to be an ideal situation for you in academia after you complete your graduate studies. Recommended length: 150-200 words; 5) Optional: Is there anything else you would like us to know, including any unusual family or personal circumstances that have affected your achievement in school, work experience or your participation in school activities?
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Letter of recommendation from two of your counselors/teachers/professors. Ask that he/she writes about his/her experiences with you as a student, and how well you fit within the criteria of the scholarship program. Please make sure he/she includes your first and last name and the name of the scholarship program with the letter of recommendation.
  • Other Materials:
    If chosen, finalists must FAFSA student aid report (or other documentation verifying financial information) along with official transcript(s) of grades.

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