Chinese Professional Club

Chinese Professionals Club – Houston Scholarship


Contact Information:

Jessica Li and Justin Truong, CPC Houston Scholarship Chairs – Email


Important Dates:


Application Due Date: December 20, 2019 (Friday) at midnight central standard time

In-Person Interview Dates (selected candidates): February 1st, 2020 (Saturday)

CPC Scholarship Gala: March 7, 2020


Applicant Qualifications:


-A student of Chinese descent (minimum 1/4) who is a resident of (or whose parent or guardian resides in) the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area

-Currently enrolled in an accredited high school or secondary school with plans to graduate by June, 2020. AND

-Begin full time undergraduate studies in an accredited college, university, or an institution of higher learning in the United States in the Fall of 2020

Education Award:

-Already enrolled in a Texas university majoring in education or high school senior planning to enroll in a school of education.

Financial Aid Award:

-Student who meets the applicant requirements

-Family income must not exceed 300% of the current poverty guidelines. Link to US Federal poverty guidelines:

How are applications evaluated?

The CPC Scholarship Committee will evaluate each qualified candidates application. Scores will be compiled and the total scores are based on the criteria below:

Academic Awards Financial Aid Awards Education Award
Scholarship 55% 35% 20%
Leadership 30% 15% 30%
Essay 15% 10% 50%
Financial Need N/A 40% N/A


After applications are scored. A selected group of students will be chosen to advance to the in-person interview round.

In-person interview date is January 18, 2020  

Essay Questions

Essay minimum is 300 words and the maximum limit is 500.

All candidates must answer one of the two options:

  • Personal Statement which talks about yourself and your future aspirations
  • Essay on a specific project, program or something that you have done that has been impactful

Education Award Candidates (in addition to the required essay for all):

  • Write an essay on why you are interested in teaching in primary or secondary education

Check List

  • Create a Google Gmail Account
  • Fill out the Scholarship Form application
  • Submit transcript (unofficial is acceptable), SAT and ACT scores
  • Send two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who can describe your academic or leadership accomplishments
  • Submit essay
  • Education Award applicants only- please submit education essay
  • Financial Aid Award applicants only- please submit income tax return information

**Students may submit a copy of unofficial high school transcript, SAT and/or ACT scores, letters of recommendation via email at


Click the link below to apply: