2024 CESASC Scholarship Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What are the history and purpose of the CESASC Scholarship?

Chinese-American Engineers and Scientists Association of Southern California (CESASC), founded in 1962, is a leading Chinese-American professional organization, which promotes and advocates the best interests, aspirations, and professional excellence of Chinese-American engineers and scientists in Southern California. Over the years, CESASC provides annual scholarships for qualified undergraduate and graduate students on the merit and financial need basis. The scholarship funding comes from corporate and individual donors and is managed by the CESASC Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. CESASC Scholarship Committee is responsible to select qualified awardees from applicants.


2. Who can apply for the CESASC Scholarship?

Sophomores and above or graduate students in a university or college are eligible. Students from non-Chinese descent and applicants from non- science/engineering majors are also welcomed to apply.

Previous CESASC Scholarship awardees are not eligible for applying the scholarship again.


3. When is the deadline to apply for the CESASC Scholarship?

Applications must be received by 23:59 Pacific Time on March 24, 2024.


4. How do I apply?

You need to submit the application online at http://cesasc.org/scholarship2024

You will need to upload the following supporting materials in order to have a

complete application:


You will also need to submit the following supporting materials (preferably in PDF format) in order to have a complete application:

1) A resume of personal experience including publication list (if any) and any notable achievements.

2) Academic transcripts (encouraged while not mandatory).

3) One letter of recommendation from a professor in your field of study (PDF format).


5. How can I find out whether I am awarded with a scholarship/award?

The scholarship awardees will be notified by phone or email before April 4, 2024.


6. Are there any other requirements for scholarship awardees?

The awardees will be recognized at the CESASC Annual Convention. The award certificates and checks will be handed out to the awardees at the convention. Awardees must attend the annual convention events to receive the awards.

Awardees are also required to join CESASC as a member, commit themselves to volunteer at CESASC STEM program (e.g., mentoring middle/high school participants of STEM essay contest), and help organizing future CESASC events and annual conventions.


7. How should I communicate with the CESASC Scholarship committee?

Please send email to the address: cesasc@gmail.com.

Posted Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024