The Phoenix Chinese Week committee was established in 1991. Our mission is to provide programs and activities to promote a better understanding of the Chinese Culture, Arts and Language and to educate our youth. One means of accomplishing this is to grant scholarships to students who wish to pursue additional higher levels of education.
Scholarship recipients are local high school seniors with over a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate involvement in the Chinese community.
Congratulations to 2021 Scholarship Winners!
Esther Ni, Corona del Sol High School
Esther was an Honors and AP Scholar. She was a mentor to 6th grade students and tutored peers in AP French, AP Calculus, Advanced English Composition, and Honors Government. She was on the Girls Varsity Tennis Team and was active in an environmental club. Esther is very active at her church where she has assisted in the educational programs, helped in the services by ushering, playing the piano, and being in charge of the audio-visual needs. Her goal is to be in a career that impacts others in a physical or psychological level.
Anthony Ruan, Mountain Ridge High School
Anthony is an outstanding student who was a National AP Scholar, National Merit semi-finalist, and Coca-Cola Scholar semi-finalist. Besides his academic achievements, he is a talented Saxophonist who has won many music and art awards. In addition to his school activities, Anthony was involved in community affairs such as political campaigns, voter registration, making speeches to save the Chinese Cultural Center, and volunteering at the Phoenix Chinese Week festival. He has been an officer in many school organizations, English tutor for Chinese students, and fund-raiser of $20,000 to provide student internet access for an elementary school district. Anthony has the talent for many careers, but his main focus is to contribute to the community.
Amanda Wong, Hamilton High School
Amanda has been recognized as a National AP Scholar and National Merit Commended Scholar. Besides her academic achievements, she received awards for her talents in art, music, and dance. She has held numerous leadership roles and served as an officer in many school organizations. Amanda has performed Chinese Ethnic Minority dances at many events, and she has been a dance instructor for both adults and children. She performed Chinese Minority dances at the PCW festival from 2010 to 2017. To learn Chinese language, history, and culture, Amanda has attended CCSA, Hope School, and Eastern Art Academy, and Green Apple Art Academy. She also volunteered at Chandler Regional Medical Center to assist patients throughout the hospital. Amanda plans to pursue an engineering major.
2020 Scholarship Recipients:
Alyssa Dong | Mesquite High School
Julie Aiai Price-Smith | Basis Phoenix
2019 Scholarship Recipients:
*K C Tang Memorial Scholarship.
2018 Scholarship Recipients:
2017 Scholarship Recipients:
Kiri Li Carlson | Basis Scottsdale High School
Althena Le | Westwood High School
Faith Ong | Horizon High School
2016 Scholarship Recipients:
Ashley Ong | Cactus Shadows High School
Taylor Yee | Arcadia High School
Andrew Zhou | Corona del Sol High School
2015 Scholarship Recipients:
Valentine Kentjana | Mesquite High School
Naomi Chien | Dobson High School
Paul Tang | Horizon High School
Sammi Tam | Hamilton High School.
2014 Scholarship Recipients
Lindsay Wong | Desert Mountain High School
Hayden Ong | Horizon High School
Andrew Hom | Mountain Ridge High School
Jessica Liu | Hamilton High School
2013 Scholarship Recipients
Angela Zhang | Mountain View High School
Austen Yueh | Desert Mountain High School
Crystal Li | Corona del Sol High School
Jason Chen | Ironwood High School