The 2018 CYC scholarships is now open. Applications will close on February 23, 2018 at midnight.

» Eddy Zheng Scholarship

Eddy Zheng has a lifelong commitment in serving the children, youth and families in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Eddy’s mission is to use his experiences to inspire and motivate young people to invest in their education, raise awareness about the detrimental impact that the Prison Industrial Complex has on the Asian and Pacific Islander population, and promote racial harmony among people of color. This scholarship awards youth who desire to explore their cultural, history, and identity.

Each Amount: $1000 – Awards: 2

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Current/former CYC youth participant
  • Minimum GPA: 2.0 or GED
  • Financial need
  • Residency: San Francisco

Deadline: February 23, 2018


» Jessie Cheng Charitable Foundation Scholarship

Jessie Cheng immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong and resided in Honolulu for over thirty years before her passing in 2013. Having gone through hardships while growing up in Shanghai, Jessie was convinced that education was the key to a fulfilling life. At that same time, she also believed that it was important for students to gain ‘real life experiences’ through participating in community projects and programs. Today, the Cheng family continues to encourage and support students who are committed to community service through the Jessie Cheng Charitable Foundation scholarship fund managed by Claudine Cheng.

Each Amount: $1000 – Awards: 2

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Participates in community service and/or civic engagement program
  • A citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership
  • GPA: 3.0 minimum
  • Current CYC youth participant
  • Residency: San Francisco

Deadline: February 23, 2018


» Siu Family Charitable Fund Scholarship

The Siu Family Charitable Fund and CYC are fully aware that scholarships and financial aid are important in assisting students from low income immigrant families attain a college education. The dream of being able to pursue a higher education is a life-changing moment with a lifetime of impacts. Through this scholarship, the youth in our community are being offered the opportunity of achieving success and developing their knowledge and passion into becoming the next generation of leaders with a future full of endless possibilities.

Each Amount: $2000 – Awards: 2

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Immigrant youth or youth of immigrant parents who is the first person in their immediate family to attend college. Must be entering first year of college in the upcoming Fall 2018.
  • Incoming freshman accepted and enrolled full-time at an accredited four-year or two-year college in 2018
  • Must study full time
  • A citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Current CYC youth participant
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Residency: San Francisco

Deadline: February 23, 2018


» AAU Presidential Scholarship

CYC AAU Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship will cover the entire cost of the student’s tuition as they pursue a Bachelor’s Degree at the Academy of Art University. However, students are expected to be enrolled full-time during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer semesters are also covered by the scholarship, but not required, but students are encouraged to continue their education during the summer to ensure they are on track to graduate in a timely manner. Students are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester as part of the scholarship criteria. AAU’s Bachelor programs range from 120-132 units depending on the major and degree earned. AAU offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Science degrees across 30 unique programs and a wide range of disciplines in the area of arts, media and communication.

For more information on what is offered, go to http://www.academyart.edu.

Students are eligible to use Financial Aid in tandem with the Presidential Scholarship by applying for The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at fafsa.ed.gov and adding AAU’s school code: 007531. AAU will also help students with applying for other grants and loans to help with any additional fees or housing costs.

CYC Youth interested in the AAU Scholarship, please email [email protected]


For questions, please contact [email protected]