Tang Scholarship

Administered by Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to four outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $60,000, awarded over up to four years. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.


Each applicant must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

Download the 2024 application form here: Pdf Form (Fillable form using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If open in browser, will not be fillable)

You can type your information onto the form electronically, then print and sign it.

Application Deadline

5 p.m. on April 30, 2024

Mail completed application to:

Edward Tang

1350 Oakhurst Avenue

San Carlos, CA 94070-4631

Questions? Contact Edward Tang at ecmt@ yahoo. com

Applicant Instructions

In order for your application to be considered, all of the following must be received by the deadline.

Applications must be complete to be considered. Attach additional pages if necessary.

Provide two letters of reference only.

Letters from teachers, advisors and employers must be on school or company letterhead. All letters must be signed and dated. Photocopies are acceptable. Letters may be sealed in their own envelopes.

All applications must include an official high school transcript, even if you have graduated from high school and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university. If you have taken college courses, an official college transcript must also be included for all work completed. Photocopies and copies from the Internet are unacceptable.

Include a typed statement of at LEAST 500 words, but no longer than 850 words for the three items below (approximately 2-3 pages, double-spaced). In the statement, you should:

Evidence of financial need must be submitted with all application packets If you applied for federal financial aid, enclose a copy of all pages of your 2024-2025 FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) (updated information regarding your FAFSA application can be found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov).


If you did not apply for federal financial aid, enclose a copy of the first two pages of your parent’s or guardian’s most recent Form 1040 (or your own if you are not a dependent).

Provide proof of United States citizenship (photocopy of birth certificate, passport or naturalization papers) or documentation of legal residency (photocopy of visa or green card).

A required personal interview will be conducted by a minimum of four committee members in an office setting.

The Tang Scholarship Fund has partnered with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to provide scholarship opportunities. The Tang Scholarship is a fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.


Link to Student Biography/Testimony

2023 Kai Huang, Jared Ramil and Khoa-Nathan Ngo

Kai Huang

Jared Ramil

Khoa-Nathan Ngo

2022 Dania Khan, Patricial Capiral and Koa Tran

Dania Khan

Patricia Capiral

Koa Tran

2021 Kiana Leoung, Vivian Wan, Jenesis Merriman and DJ Chan.

Kiana Leoung

Vivian Wan

Jenesis Merriman

DJ Chan.

2020 Stella Kailahi, Danny Lee and Peter Pham

Stella Kailahi

Danny Lee

Peter Pham

2019 Sandra Jiang and Stanton Li

Sandra Jiang

Stanton Li

2018 Denise Huang, Simeon Alojipan, Yuh Jang Mei and Maj Jenkins

Denise Huang

Simeon Alojipan

Yuh Jang Mei

Maj Jenkins

2017 Theo Beltran, Chey Yen and Yen Dinh

Theo Beltran

Chey Yen

Yen Dinh

2016 Zay Latt, Michael Choi, Aaron Chen and Helen Chen

Zay Latt

Michael Choi

Aaron Chen

Helen Chen

2015 Hy Nguyen, Kayla Layaoen & JC De Vera

Hy Nguyen

Kayla Layaoen

JC De Vera

2014 May Chen & Catrina Gotuaco

May Chen

Catrina Gotuaco

2013 Trung Nguyen, Tiffany L., Randy Luu and Anna Livia Chen

Trung Nguyen

Tiffany Lin

Randy Luu

Anna Livia Chen

2012 Arty Zhang, Henry Huang and Jason Pia

Arty Zhang

Zihao Huang

Jason Pia

2011 Khoa Daniel Tran and Luisa Tsang

Khoa Daniel Tran

Luisa Tsang

Both Daniel and Luisa had overcome extreme personal hardship. They are both actively involved in LGBT issues and/or organizations.


2010 Phuong Tseng and Chad Ngo

Phuong Tseng

Chad Ngo

2009 John Trinidad

2008 Jason Kwong

2007 Caroline Le

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

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tel: 650.450.5400

fax: 650.450.5401

To read more about Silicon Valley Community Foundation

visit www.siliconvalleycf.org

The Tang Scholarship has partnered with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to provide scholarship opportunities. The Tang Scholarship is a fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

About Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. We engage donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. Our passion for helping people and organizations achieve their philanthropic dreams has created a global philanthropic enterprise committed to the belief that possibilities start here. Learn more at siliconvalleycf.org.


For many individuals and organizations, providing scholarships for students to support their educational pursuits is a rewarding and effective way to meet their charitable objectives. Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s scholarship program is committed to providing opportunities for those interested in helping talented young people to pursue their dreams through a quality education. Scholarship funds at SVCF vary by size of endowment and in complexity of criteria; however, their common element is the charitable spirit of the donors who created them. In honoring loved ones or providing for a specific community, each scholarship expresses a deep belief in the power of education to help individuals achieve their dreams. 

For more information about establishing a scholarship fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, contact donate@siliconvalleycf.org or 650.450.5444.

For additional information about applying for this or other scholarships, please contact scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org