Associated Students/Jenny Low Chang Memorial Scholarship

Division of Student Life
The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) during the Fall semester 2021 when the awarded funds will be disbursed to the student’s account.

Jenny Low Chang was an Asian American student attending SF State in the late 1970s. She was a high achiever who viewed life as a series of challenges to be overcome and was a woman who met each of those challenges successfully. As a biology major, she was passionate about science and medicine and hoped to become an orthodontist. That dream was never realized, when her life came to a tragic end on the morning of September 12, 1977. As of today, her murder remains unsolved. Associated Students is supporting the scholarship award to honor her memory

  • Awarding Department: Division of Student Life
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement of students by awarding money to eligible SF State students.
  • Criteria:
    1) Part time minimum enrollment at SF State or enrolled in at least half-time at another college or high school senior at the time of application.
    2) Applicants must include a detailed explanation of their academic achievement, supported by a letter of recommendation.
    3) Students must be actively involved in the empowerment of women in the Bay Area Community, especially but not exclusively in the advancement of Women in Nursing, Sciences and Technology.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors, Undergrad: Any; Grad: Masters/MFA/2nd BA/PhD
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 6 UNITS; Grad: 4 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 2.5; Undergrad GPA: 2.5; Grad GPA: 2.5
  • Contact Person: Division of Student Life
  • Campus Address: SSB 403
  • Street Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-3888
  • Email: dos@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http://dos.sfsu.edu/content/student-life
  • Number of Awards: 2

Award
$1,500.00
Scopes
Associated Students
Deadline
02/21/2021
Supplemental Questions
  1. Is your current cumulative GPA 2.5 or above?
  2. Will you be enroll in 6 or more SF State credits for Fall 2021?
  3. Short Answers: The questions below will provide the reviewers of your application with more information about your educational goals, career goals, community involvement, leadership roles, and what you hope to achieve in the future. Limit responses to a maximum of 300 words for each question.
    • Describe how this scholarship will contribute to your financial need and academic success? (Max 300 words)
    • How have you demonstrated leadership and a commitment to the empowerment of women/young girls through your campus involvement and/or community service? (Max 300 words)
    • Tell us about a time in your life when you overcame an inequity or advocated for social justice. (Max 300 words)
    • What are your educational goals and where do you see yourself 5 years after you graduate from college? (Max 300 words)
  4. Recommendation Letter:

    Please ask someone who knows you for (1) a letter of recommendation addressing your EDUCATIONAL GOALS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. Contact your recommendation letter provider early in your application process to give them time. They will need to upload their letter by February 21, 2021 using Academic Works. The recommendation letter must be 1 page in length, on an OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD, and SIGNED. Provide the NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS below: