Domestic Students Scholarship
Please Note the Deadline for Submission Has Changed to April 30, 2021
Recipient will be awarded 5,000 per person

Domestic Students Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of Chinese decent.

  • Must be enrolled to an accredited 4 year college, university or community college full time (No less than 12 units/semester or no less than 8 units/semester for students in a Master’s program) in Southern California.

  • Undergraduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Graduate students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7.

  • Graduating high school students who have been accepted by college must provide their acceptance letter.

  • Must have actual financial need and proof. Students must provide parent(s)’ tax return of the previous year. 

  • Applicant must show strong leadership, involvement in community and volunteer work, and excel in character and academics. (Please provide copies of awards and certificates if applicable)

  • Domestic students who study in community college are not eligible to apply.

Domestic Students Scholarship Application

  • Application form may be downloaded from the Morning Light Foundation website: www.mlfcare.org or email MLFscholarship@gmail.com to request one. Scroll down to download the application. 

  • Must provide proof of citizenship (Copy of U.S. Passport or Birth Certificate) or Permanent Resident card.

  • Must provide parent(s)’ most recent tax return. 

  • Must provide copy of official transcript from current school.

  • Must provide two letters of recommendation from professors/teachers. Additional recommendations from employer or mentor are also welcome.

  • Must provide an essay of 500 words or more on the topic “What does charity mean to me and why I need MLF’s scholarship.”

  • Applicant may provide copies of awards and certificates if applicable.

Selection and Timeline 

  • Completed applications with relevant documents should be submitted electronically via email in PDF format to Ms. Sonia Yang at MLFscholarship@gmail.com between January 1st and March 31st of the current year (Please mark Application for Foreign/Domestic Scholarship in the subject line). Applications will not be accepted after April 30 of the current year.

  • Applications with relevant documents will be reviewed. Shortlisted students will be invited to attend an individual interview with the judges’ panel.

  • Successful scholarship recipients will be notified and awarded at a Recognition Ceremony most likely in May or June of the current year.

Download 2021 Domestic Student Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please send an email to MLFscholarship@gmail.com or
Call MLF Administrator, Sonia Yang at 626-703-2408 (cell).