Hsiao Scholarship for study in China due Mar 10

Jennie and Fred Hsiao Scholarship
This scholarship was established in 2001 by Jennie and Fred Hsiao who are recognized leaders in the Chinese American community in Minnesota. Fred Hsiao, who was born in Shaanxi province in China, left in 1945 to pursue an advanced degree in engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After earning a master of engineering, he enrolled in a PhD program at the University of Minnesota. He left the University in 1949 to work fulltime for the Orville E. Madsen construction company, eventually becoming vice president and took the name of Fred Shaw for his business dealings. Jennie Hsiao, an active and energetic leader and volunteer in the Twin Cities Chinese American community, was born in Hunan province in China. On June 6, 1958, Fred and Jennie were married in Minneapolis. In 1974, Fred Hsiao and Lyle Lundquist formed Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc, which by 2003 was recognized as the largest minority-owned construction business in the Midwest. In 2004 Fred was inducted into the National Association of Minority Contractors Hall of Fame. In 2005, Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. was the first-ever recipient of the MEDA entrepreneurial Hall of Fame award.

By establishing this endowed fund, Jennie and Fred Hsiao wish to provide an opportunity for University of Minnesota students to incorporate an educational experience in China as part of their academic studies (including approved internships or professional training). The scholarship shall be used for the payment, partially or totally, of travel, tuition, or personal expenses. Awards are typically $500- $1000.

Applicant must be a full-time student enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University of Minnesota
Applicant must be in good academic standing, with at least a 3.0 GPA, with potential in their field
Applicant must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident
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