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Foreign Students Scholarship
Recipient will be awarded 6,000 per person

Foreign Students Scholarship Eligibility

  • Must be a full-time students of Chinese descent from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and other Asian countries holding a valid passport, visa and status.

  • 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 a college must provide their acceptance letter. High school Students who have not received enrollment letters are still encouraged to apply, but approval and award is in contingent of a qualified university enrollment.

  • Must have actual financial need and proof. Foreign students must provide parent(s)’ employer letter or other income verification.

  • 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)

  • Scholars with the Government program are not eligible to apply.

Foreign Students Scholarship Application

  • Application form can be downloaded from the Morning Light Foundation website: or email to request one. Scroll down to download the application. 

  • Must provide copies of passport, visa and I-20. 

  • Must provide parent(s)’ employer letter with income proof.

  • 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.

Application Submission

  • Completed application with required documents should be in scanned in good quality and in the order of application, essay, ID/Passport/Visa, letters of recommendation, transcript, income proof/tax return and other supporting documents. 

  • Completed applications should be submitted electronically via email in PDF format to Ms. Sonia Yang at Please mark Application for Foreign/Domestic Scholarship in the subject line). The deadline for submission is no later than April 30th of the current year.

Selection and Timeline 

  • 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 on July of the current year. Students must attend the award ceremony on July 7, 2024 in person to receive the scholarship check.

Download 2024 Foreign Student Scholarship Application

If you have any questions, please send an email to or
Text MLF Administrator, Sonia Yang at 626-703-2408.

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