Robert S. Wong Chinese Study Scholarship
The family of Robert S. Wong has made a $5,000 donation to the Lt. Kimlau Post scholarship fund in memory of our long time member who had served in WWII. Robert was born in the United States and traveled to Taishan, China to study Chinese as a child. His family felt the best way to honor him was to encourage young people not to forget their roots and educate themselves in the Chinese language. They requested the scholarship be given to post members and progeny of our members who study Chinese in school. The Post Scholarship Committee Members met and have derived the following criteria to award the scholarship annually until the fund is exhausted.
- Maximum of five $100 scholarships to be awarded annually
- Applicants must be a member of the post, the spouse of a member, or child or grandchild of a current member in good standing
- Must be able to document completion of Chinese Language class/course (first grader to college) within one year of application deadline (August 31st)
- In the event there are more than five qualified applicants for the award in a given year, winners will be selected by lottery conducted by the Post Scholarship Committee
Candidates shall submit application form together with proof of class/course completion to Post Headquarters, Lt. B. R Kimlau Post 1291, 191 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013